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Pacifica Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Love Pacifica"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very understanding and good hours

    Cons

    High turn around rate of employees


  2. "Well-Meaning Station Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pacifica part-time

    Pros

    Great entry opportunities, great programming, different from the rest.

    Cons

    Power structure, outdated ideas, refusal for change.

    Advice to Management

    learn to adapt to technology and younger demographics

  3. "employee distention"

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    Former Employee - Caregiver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location, Salary Hours available. Overall care of residents.

    Cons

    Employees constantly fighting and backstabbing.. Employees not properly licensed. Employees not showing up for work. Unhealthy meals for residents.

    Advice to Management

    Better supervision


  4. "Nice environment - but no money!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You're able to really get your foot in the door as far as boradcast production and content creation for the air...

    Cons

    There's always a problem with funding since it is 'listener=supported'.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on getting the funding situation secured. Please let folks go who have hosted radio programs for 10 years or more who do not show any growth in their funding. There are several programs on the air that fit this category and they really need to be replaced!


  5. "Keep looking"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, graft if you can get in on it. Cheap lunches at Trader Joe's across the street.

    Cons

    One of these day's the graft will catch up with the swindlers. The place is pretty well protected by a crooked local law firm, but it is the low level people who will end up serving time.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  6. "A barrel of monkeys trying to fly a plane."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pacifica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The programming diversity is exceptional.

    Cons

    The by laws allow anyone with 25 to run for the board. This board of ignorant people then try to tell broadcast professionals how to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Go bankrupt and try to start again. Like most successful nonprofits, select board members that adds expertise and connections to the running of the organization.


  7. "Typical inefficient Non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacifica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Progressive media
    - Promotes Social Justice
    - Large network
    - Great stepping stone to NPR

    Cons

    - Many part-time positions with no insurance
    - Justify low-pay due to financial instability
    - Lack of functional working structure
    - Quick turn over for good and talented people
    - Claims to be racially conscious but still doesn't walk the talk
    - Politics prevents good people from staying

    Advice to Management

    Expand the network audience beyond the progressive or left media. Make it an inviting space for younger staff (under 50). Find a sustainable and long term financial solution to stabilize the fiances. A new Executive Director every couple years is not the answer. A completely new board with young people who are passionate about media would be great.

  8. "Cashflow issues"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacifica as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Community radio is great
    staff very passionate

    Cons

    low wages
    very political - sometimes discriminatory

    Advice to Management

    Fixed the issues in the National office, get a real ED, and lose the crazy board members


  9. "Organization bent on self-destruction"

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    Former Employee - Programming, Marketing
    Former Employee - Programming, Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pacifica part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to pursue progressive values
    some room to be creative, learn new skills
    lesson in how not to run an organization
    chance to be part of a proud tradition of peace and justice radio

    Cons

    hostility from all sides
    perpetual financial insecurity, mismanagement
    fear of change; dysfunctional governance

    Advice to Management

    establish clear goals and best practices for stations, while allowing each room to define themselves
    build ties with non-Pacifica stations
    encourage and reward creativity, staff development!
    put board members to work, esp in fundraising