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Stupski Foundation Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "The Foundation Rebooted and The New Spend Down Foundation is a Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the negative reviews were for the foundation when it was an operating foundation improving school district foundation - not a limited life foundation focused on low-income youth, hunger, and end of life. Unfortunately, Glassdoor doesn't allow for a distinction to be made even though the mission, operations, and team are completely different.

    - A well-accomplished team that takes its work seriously but not themselves - extremely collegial 'family-like' environment
    - The ability to have a profound difference on the San Francisco Bay Area
    - Great compensation and benefits
    - Management has been on the other side and grounds their work in modesty
    - Strong 'grantee friendly' and community-focused design cultural elements in the foundation
    - Strong board-staff relationship
    - The foundation is very evidenced-based in its approach

    Cons

    - Not for the faint of heart - the team (and consultants) are doing the work of a team easily 2 - 3x their size (with a smile!). One has to '80-20' it constantly to accomplish what has to be done
    - As a spend down foundation, we are moving a mile a minute to achieve our lofty goals in the time we have - again, not for the faint of heart or those looking for a cushy foundation job with no accountability
    - The foundation has built out its full-time staff and now seeks consultants. As such, this isn't the place for consultants wanting to 'move up' in the organization but rather a good opportunity for steady work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Unable to commit to a strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stupski Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, beautiful office, a lot of good people with good intentions

    Cons

    Should have focused on grants for local schools instead of trying cast a wide net on the world of education. Incompatible management hires led to constant changes in strategy, personnel and low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Smart decision to close and focus on donations. Financial assistance will impact students directly.

  3. "Job Seekers Beware of this Employer."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stupski Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, beautiful offices and location

    Cons

    Low Employee Morale and Poor Operations

    Advice to Management

    Consider turning into a grant giving organization.


  4. "Half Way There"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are passionate, great company mission, excellent benefits

    Cons

    CEO, management and not clear direction on how to help much needed children

    Advice to Management

    Larry and Joyce did the right thing to close the foundation.


  5. "An unfocused organization in which it is impossible to "succeed.""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good intentions.

    Cons

    Disengagement, depression, lack of management, directionless, stratified, highly hierarchical, extremely low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Set a direction, make a commitment, get head out of the clouds, put feet on the ground, stop treating people like objects.


  6. "Natural environment for working."

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    Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very cordial environment for work.

    Cons

    Long working hour, rapid power cut.

    Advice to Management

    Try better people management & offer more copensation.