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- "Pay is low." (in 10 reviews)
- "Upward Mobility needs to be addressed by management" (in 10 reviews)
- "A PhD in Art History doesn't necessarily make someone a good manager." (in 4 reviews)
- "No overarching vision or strategy, separate programs operating largely autonomously and often with conflicting priorities, upper management is opaque and disconnected, low staff morale" (in 3 reviews)
- "While some supervisors are fantastic, the others are not." (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Apr 21, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Professional, respectful, forward-thinking, innovative, creative
Lots of traffic driving in
- 1.0Aug 8, 2023Library AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Unsupervised Work Unlimited Breaks/tea time The head of the research services places the departments under her control on a totem pole. Congrats! If your hired for this department, you’ll be placed at the top of the totem pole!
Department is made up of a clique beginning from the head of the division down to several higher level employees. They’ll take care of their own when it comes to shady promotional practices and delegation of important tasks. The department lacks a sense of direction, mostly because they are constantly understaffed and the head of the division is oblivious to the best practices of library management. Simple hard work will not take you far in this department. You’ll need to kiss up to the right people and play into their game to climb up the ladder. Promotional guidelines do not exist at all in this department, or at all within the entire getty research library. This is not a position to grow into. Burnout is real, especially when turn over occurs at a high rate. If you’re hoping to get the quick experience for 2-3 years and then leave, than you’ll be fine.
- 3.0Sep 21, 2023Art ConservatorCurrent Employee
Benefits and paid time off is generous. The work can be interesting and fulfilling. Colleagues are mostly great.
The main issue with working at the Getty is the leadership structure is very unorganized and dysfunctional. It takes an eternity for a simple decision to be made. Promises are made and then taken back. There isn't much in the way of employee appreciation. If you love the work, and you are willing to prioritize the organization above everything else in your life, it can be great place to develop a career. There is definitely a feeling that the institution is not beholden to its employees in any way. Their attitude is that if you don't like something about working there, see yourself out.2
- 2.0Oct 5, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeLos Angeles, CA
Great benefits and perks, every other Friday off, decent pay, carpool options.
Poor management. Lack of training. They expect you to do the job without setting you right first. Management clueless as to what really happens out in the field. Hardly any guidance or support. Coworkers and management alike will throw you under the bus to save their own skin.
- 3.0Jul 3, 2023AdministrationFormer EmployeeLos Angeles, CA
Can't beat the view pay is not bad compared to other places benefits is ok every other Friday off and generous time off
traffic/park at the bottom of the hill pay great talents leaving managers who don't have the experience to manage managers who've been at the workplace for too long, doing the same job, and are very territorial about their work processes
- 4.0Jun 5, 2023Technical Support SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
Benefits, location and name recognition
Technical support didn't receive fair schedule compared to other Technical teams. Pay could be better
- 4.0Apr 30, 2023Visitor Services AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
Great team Location, both sites are amazing places to be Benefits If you enjoy people this gives you a great opportunity to interact with other The art
Working outside does a number on your back and knees. Get comfy shoes! Working the elements Scheduling is confusing and not flexible
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J. Paul Getty Trust has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 211 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at J. Paul Getty Trust to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
62% of J. Paul Getty Trust employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated J. Paul Getty Trust 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.