J. Paul Getty Trust Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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Pros
  • "Supportive supervisors, great benefits, and you get to come to the Getty everyday(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; lovely campus; good job security; well funded(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Museum pays so so so so so little(in 8 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement, lack of visionary leadership, low pay, parking hassle, being stuck on the hill all day(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      great place to work

      Apr 12, 2021 - Security Guard in Malibu, CA
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      Pros

      easy going job, just get comfy shoes. people are nice, and the locations are nicer. gym on site

      Cons

      traffic, early shifts, late night shifts,stand for long period of times

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Racist tendencies, HR protects company not employees

      May 12, 2021 - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Off Fridays Amazing colleagues Beautiful Views

      Cons

      Racism is buried in HR policies and "coaching" as opposed to addressed Managers can go years without being reprimanded, despite being accused of aggression, racism, hiring and promoting people without job postings and with no experience

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Conservative environment, but looks good on resume

      May 13, 2021 - Program Manager 
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      Pros

      Amazing network of former Getty staff (alum) Good food at Cafe Good place to have on one's resume as a stepping stone

      Cons

      Highly corporate and conservative for a nonprofit Lots of navel gazing Paranoia and CYA mentality Slow movement toward progressive change

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work.

      Apr 9, 2021 - Anonymous 
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      Pros

      The organization cares about its employees.

      Cons

      The Los Angeles commute can be challenging.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Experience

      Mar 24, 2021 - Senior Project Manager 
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      Pros

      I worked with a very professional and friendly group.

      Cons

      Upper management hands were tied.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great place to work

      Mar 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Healthcare, Gym, Option for flexible schedule and every other Friday off

      Cons

      Professional Development and advancement are difficult

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid employer

      Apr 9, 2021 - Senior Communications Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Interesting colleagues, workday flexibility, stimulating environment

      Cons

      Lots of bureaucracy, poor institutional and internal communication, very few options for promotion

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Positive Experience

      Mar 7, 2021 - Assistant 
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      Pros

      I enjoyed working in the Research library at the Getty. It was a quiet, easy environment and the people were kind

      Cons

      I did not have a negative experience at all

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Beautiful but challenging

      Apr 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Fair compensation, generous benefits, beautiful campus, many talented colleagues

      Cons

      No overarching vision or strategy, separate programs operating largely autonomously and often with conflicting priorities, upper management is opaque and disconnected, low staff morale

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      I do love this place, but it's not perfect

      Feb 24, 2021 - Librarian I in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Beautiful location, great colleagues, solid benefits

      Cons

      Low pay, slow-pace environment, old-fashioned

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