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James Cuno
39 Ratings
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  • "There is little to no room for upward advancement or promotion(in 5 reviews)

  • "You do not lead tours of any kind or use your art history degree in any way(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "project manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I had a great boss!

    Cons

    The positive attitudes I saw in most didn't flow to all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training managers effectively.

  2. "Security Officer Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, fairly easy, and benefits

    Cons

    Long drive and boring job.

  3. "Hard work, and good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Gardener 

    I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to learn with experienced gardeners in multiple locations and multiple types of landscaping and brush clearance

    Cons

    Early morning start and seasonal

  4. "Beautiful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - highly organized - team work - awesome benefits

    Cons

    - parking - inter department communication - schedule

  5. "expect to go nowhere...make no $"

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    Former Employee - Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust part-time

    Pros

    pretty spot nice art too

    Cons

    title above speaks for itself

    Advice to Management

    hire from within

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Visitor Services Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, co-workers are great, some supervisors are good, and they've started a rotating supervisor interim position.

    Cons

    HIGH turnover rate because they do not hire enough staff and burnout those who are there. You hardly ever get to use vacation time (unless its predetermined) due to lack of staffing. You don't get all the training the job post claims you'll be responsible for and in most cases you won't get that training at all. While some supervisors are fantastic, the others are not. If you try to enforce policy these supervisors will...

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    Advice to Management

    Get on the floor and see what actually happens. Have meetings with staff that actually works with the public. See what works and what doesn't work.

  7. "Librarian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust part-time

    Pros

    It is a beautiful place to work. Also, employees get a meal discount at the restaurant.

    Cons

    Part time doesn't receive benefits.

  8. "Getty"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time

      Pros

      Benefits, clean environment, helpful admin

      Cons

      Management, commute to work, too big

    • Helpful (3)

      "The magic will fall apart"

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

      I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust

      Pros

      Friendly colleagues, beautiful campus, off-Fridays

      Cons

      Benefits are getting worse every year. Barely making a livable wage in an expensive city. Merit raises are laughable. Often you see cordial and talented staff leave as many are overworked, under-compensated and certainly senior staff don’t recognize/credit these staff members. Elitist culture among senior staff (this includes some colleagues who clearly think certain type of work is beneath them) Parking. Enough...

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      Advice to Management

      Consider investing in your employees, whether it’s professional development and/or overall well being. Don’t just sugarcoat that you are initiating diversity - do it! How can you expect a positive change in the Getty community when your top senior staff body does not reflect the “diversity pool?” Some folks worked real hard and loyally committed years to the Getty-try to get their thoughts?

    • "Senior Staff Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Wonderful surroundings, and talented interesting people. Benefits. Every other Friday off.

      Cons

      Very little opportunity for increasing your salary. The pay you come in at will not significantly increase over time.

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