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"Non Profit Sweat Shop"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Name recognition. Looks good to have it on your resume. That's it, especially if you can survive for 6 months

Cons

Arrogant and cocky culture. Need to drink the kool aid and be a gopher for management or you will find your self the door with out any notice. They burn thru employees

Advice to Management

Improve employment culture, reward low to mid level employees.

Other Employee Reviews for XPRIZE

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Making the Possible, Impossible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - In its rawest concept, the X PRIZE Foundation is a great idea: think up some seemingly impossible task, and dangle a large cash prize to lure the best and the brightest to complete it.

    - There are numerous employees who are brilliant, kind people.

    Cons

    - In actuality, the creativity is lacking. The prize ideas that get funded are completely within the realm of possibility currently, and are frequently things that have already been done.

    - The brilliant, kind people get fired at Christmas time after devoting years of service.

    - The approval process is dismal, and entirely too time consuming. Frequently, the people you need to approve things are not in the office (Senior management takes numerous vacations and unnecessary travel).

    - Senior management and consultants are overpaid, and normally only in the office a maximum of 4 days a week.

    - After securing a multi-million dollar donation for operations, two key workers were fired for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Management

    - Streamline the approval process.

    - Eliminate the ADP time tracking system - it's a colossal waste of time.

    - Don't fire people around the holidays; it's bad for morale.

    - When you do fire people, at least pretend to be remorseful.

    - Listen to your employees; we can make this place run smoother. Also, as others have said, let people do their jobs.

    - CEO needs to think bigger.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "The idea is great, but the workplace is not inspiring."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a part of big ideas, and helping make them happen
    Competition and competitors are inspiring
    Unique opportunities
    A well-connected company

    Cons

    Poor management
    Low salaries for most employees (but high salaries for upper management)
    Disorganization
    Unreasonable expectations
    Big egos
    Constant struggle for budget on projects

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do the job you hired them for.

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