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- 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
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Feb. 26, 2019 - AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Passionate people, Awesome free lunch and breakfast once a month Unlimited snacks and beverages Fun work activities that makes the work day more enjoyable. The new CEO is a phenomenal leader.
The organization is in transition, hence if you are not comfortable with change, this might not be the right time to join the party.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Oct. 12, 2017 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Smart people doing incredible work
Requires your best work and thinking every day.
- Former Employee★★★★★Nov. 3, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great learning and fantastic benefits for starters
Nonprofit world can be a little insularContinue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Jul. 20, 2016 - Grants Associate in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nurtures a positive team attitude among staff Helps staff members build self-confidence with both encouragement and thoughtfully given corrections to errors Organization's mission of helping families, individuals and organizations manage wealth and philanthropy is much-needed in Silicon Valley and has a positive impact on the local community, as local non-profits are able to improve their services
Like all of Silicon Valley, you need to come to work every day with a clear mind and a capacity for fast, superb performance in your job Sometimes feels like white upper-middle-class mono-cultureContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★Jun. 7, 2012 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people and sincere people
possible can be better payContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★Sep. 9, 2022 - Donor Engagement RepresentativeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Building trust with communities. Great mission.
Hard to do remotely. HR disconnect with actual work.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Apr. 27, 2021 - Donor Services Senior Associate - Grants in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Get to work with high-profile and really wide-ranging groups of people, organizations, and donors. Think the future is bright after strategic planning and restructuring, more stable group of staff, increased commitment to communication and culture, and incredible impact around the world.
Lots of turn over in the last few years and not the best culture but working on it! It's what you make of it!
- Current Employee★★★★★Feb. 21, 2019 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Excellent benefits (generous PTO and VTO, health, dental, vision, retirement, paid family leave, telecommute one day a week) -Committed and talented staff - Social committee to plan fun events (summer picnic, end of year holiday party, halloween party, ice cream social, thanksgiving potluck, and more!) - Employee volunteer council to plan group volunteer opportunities - Opportunities to truly make an impact in the community The SVCF board and senior leadership made some important decisions during a very public organizational crisis that surfaced in 2018. I am confident that these decisions have steered SVCF in a new direction. Some of these decisions include: - Bringing in a previous board member as interim CEO to right the ship and truly focus on examining and rebuilding our culture, starting with the creation of a Culture Task Force, which consists of staff of all levels. This task force is charged with a review of our values and how to live them authentically and taking a look at our cultural norms and behaviors. While sometimes it feels like it's one step forward, two steps back, there has been definite progress. - In her short tenure, our new CEO has been explicit in her commitment to ensuring that SVCF focuses on our impact in our local community and beyond. She has said both internally and externally that she is committed to working with the board and our teams to ensure that our community impact work is married with our donor engagement work. - They have instituted a new series of Town Hall meetings with board members so all levels of staff have an opportunity to build relationships directly with board members - There is a new art committee to add local art to our walls which has improved the vibrancy of the working environment - Regular email communication from the board on the steps they are taking as we rebuild after this time of crisis And to end with, I think one of the biggest pros of working here is the relationships with our local partners who have stood by us throughout this difficult time. To me, this shows that our community impact has been there all along and with this new direction, we have so much more opportunity with our local partners to truly improve the lives of folks here in Silicon Valley.
I have been at SVCF for a number of years. As you can probably gather from the other reviews on here, the last few years were tumultuous. I am fortunate enough to be in a division where the intense toxicity was not rampant; but I will be honest there were serious issues. That said, once everything blew up during a very public organizational crisis, while it took awhile, in the end, the board and senior leadership made some very important decisions that have truly changed the direction of SVCF. I'm seasoned enough to know it is still a long road and that not all senior management may like the new direction, but I think we have the staff and leadership from our CEO and other key leaders to get us through.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★Dec. 12, 2015 - Associate in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people to work with cooperative colleagues and team feeling
Lots of overtime during holiday season!
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation has an overall rating of 2.4 out of 5, based on over 73 reviews left anonymously by employees. 23% of employees would recommend working at Silicon Valley Community Foundation to a friend and 24% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.
23% of Silicon Valley Community Foundation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.1 for culture and values and 2.6 for career opportunities.