- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
A Culture of FearOct. 29, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Four weeks of PTO, volunteer time-off, smart co-workers (the individual contributors), nice office setting, interesting donors with interesting causes
Although upper management promotes a "culture of candor" and says they encourage employee feedback and questions, this simply is not true. Unfortunately, it's more of a culture of fear. If an employee speaks up to question a process, a decision, or anyone in authority, they are quickly ridiculed and even publicly humiliated in staff or division meetings. There is also no true transparent process for promotions, with perceived favorites of the "chiefs" usually being promoted (without having to interview or apply for positions), often after having only worked at the foundation for mere months. The three chiefs who report directly to the CEO are afraid of him and tend to act more as "bobble-heads" than as true leaders and managers. Everyone is afraid of the CEO and making him mad. Employees are truly seen as replaceable, and the turn-over rate is extremely high. More than 80% of the employees have worked there less than one year. HR has little power to address the real issue, the chiefs. One of the chiefs is extremely insecure and will likely be sued for sexual harassment one day. There might be hope, one day, for the foundation, after the four top managers leave.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Jan. 16, 2021 - Officer in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Since of Shared Mission, CEO's leadership: Nicole does an incredible job of leading the organization. She has a leadership style that motivates every department to see the bigger picture of what they do.
The pay is lower for entry positions, and to recruit top-talent the company might need to consider increasing the wages of new employees.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Sep. 30, 2022 - Corporate Giving in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people that worked with me were truly amazing individuals. The work that we did was engaging, and empowering and gave you perspective on certain local and nationwide initiatives. The building before I believe they went remote was centrally located, and the offices were neat and clean.
Management needed to be re-trained and properly developed. Low wages and salary for Silicon Valley. There were some departments that were more affected by toxic leadership than others. There would always be some re-organization in certain departments as it felt like a messy start-up sometimes.Continue reading