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Updated May 2, 2022

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2.9
53%
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69%
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and free access to two of the best museums in the Los Angeles Area.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Great people and helpful later on in life(in 15 reviews)
  • "great colleagues and over all friendly staff(in 9 reviews)
  • "Beautiful place to work and some decent people.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Supportive supervisors, great benefits, and you get to come to the Getty everyday(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Hard to leave

    Apr 22, 2022 - VSA 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A beautiful museum, good benefits and fantastic coworkers.

    Cons

    Very few chances for moving up highly qualified people constantly leaving for this reason.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cons

    Apr 6, 2022 - Security Officer in Malibu, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits pay is decent no drama

    Cons

    Far in the middle of the rich no place for us to rent alot of traffic

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Hard work with no one happy about it

    Apr 16, 2022 - Scheduler 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Family groups. Family works here.

    Cons

    Same as everyone else complaining about maybe

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Working at the Getty

    May 2, 2022 - Control Center Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros if your're hired from what they like to say "the outside". Your lunch time is only 30 minutes and they have the worst benefits for a company of its size. They make it known that they are hostile to people who don't have previous Getty experience. They would remind me that I was hired from the outside on a constant basis. The pay is adequate though

    Cons

    The Getty's rank and file hostility to people hired from outside of the getty, their benefits suck, as does their lunch time policy is asinine, with only 30 minutes for lunch, their benefits suck

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place

    Mar 3, 2022 - Visitor Services Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There is no downside to Getty.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Big mission but forgets to help staff

    Feb 23, 2022 - Senior Project Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Large cultural institution with seemingly limitless possibilities and funding to make an impact in the cultural heritage sector.

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities and employer does not care about employee retention. Hierarchical and micromanagement work culture that leads to toxic behaviors. Safety of staff is not a priority. One of the first large cultural institutions to have their staff return fully in-person in September 2021 and did not return to remote during the Omicron surge in January 2022.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    J. Paul Getty Trust

    Feb 23, 2022 - Trainer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    dead end job

    Mar 28, 2022 - Security Officer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The job its self is not hard but it comes at a price. Co workers help a lot with being able to bear the toxic environment, The visitors are ok security management is another story

    Cons

    No other staff respects you not even management from the same department. which makes it hard to get promoted to a different department. You are better off going somewhere else they don't want to pay a decent wage it will take someone 20 years to make just to make $24.

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Monolithic - Avoid

    Mar 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Old Museum Historic Archaic Working at not being so...exclusive.

    Cons

    Old Archaic Blue Blood Exclusive It's great if you are willing to overlook all the things that make it great, also make it weak.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Not worth the position

    Feb 27, 2022 - Visitor Services Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nothing pretty much. It’s too white

    Cons

    Everything. From managers being racist to supervisors hiding in the parking lot and having sex down there not helping their employees

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J. Paul Getty Trust Reviews FAQs

J. Paul Getty Trust has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 169 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at J. Paul Getty Trust to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -23% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, J. Paul Getty Trust employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at J. Paul Getty Trust. This rating has decreased by -13% over the last 12 months.

53% of J. Paul Getty Trust employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated J. Paul Getty Trust 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at J. Paul Getty Trust to be workplace, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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