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Updated May 21, 2014
Updated May 21, 2014
21 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    Toxic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    I was lucky to have a good manager who was open to new ideas. It was a great place to learn and be given opportunities. And the opportunity to travel was great.

    Cons

    Unethical executive. Favoritism. High turnover. Low morale. What can be said of a company that lays off its HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No sense in giving advice to people who won't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    I met some really great people there, which, is the best way to survive in such a toxic environment. There was also the possibility to travel, if you are the type that wants to be on the go.

    Cons

    Management was terrible and created an unfriendly work atmosphere. Most would place blame on employees instead of working together to figure out a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire responsible managers that can create a work environment that people thrive in and actually enjoy. Employees stay where they feel wanted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beltway Bandits

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    Field staff are incredible, people are wonderful, smart & caring.

    Cons

    Rife with internal politics, lack of vision for staff and their futures, absolutely no concern for actual impact apart from questionable donor reporting indicators, a white man's club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disheartening to see how it's ended up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are good, many of the people are good. However, executive favors those who are not contributing because they are flattered by the pandering. They overlook the friction, the lack of results, the waste of money.

    Cons

    Politics, lack of business ethics, favoritism,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Program Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    The support staff (meaning anyone without a management title) are great. The projects in some of the field offices are really good. The field staff at all levels are for the most part great.

    Cons

    The Vice Presidents work as a united force to promote their own agenda's. They do not connect or work with any staff that they don't see as supporting their ideas even if those ideas hurt the organization. Ethics and abilities are not requirements for a senior level position at CHF but that may change with the new president. The atmosphere at CHF is tense and negative. The turn over rate is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A change in senior management at CHF could make this a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before working at CHF International

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    Great staff - fun and intelligent. The mission is noble.

    Cons

    The upper management makes decisions based on emotions and politics instead of concentrating on the success of the company. Things are promised that don't come to fruition. Huge amount of staff turnover. There is no clear company strategy and no directive to staff in order to know we are working toward a common goal. Company information comes across by rumor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start communicating to your employees. A little trust and respect toward the employees that you think are good goes a long way. Stop making everyone feel replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Don't bother

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beautiful mission, collegiate work environment, nice people at program level and junior staff willing to work hard and make a difference.

    Cons

    Disheartening to see how taxpayer dollars can be wasted. Among many problems are lack of professionalism, favoritism, no job security, lots of office politics, no mobility, no respect for junior staff, very bad HR, poor leadership and no strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None -- they are not interested anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unpleasant work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are talented, good, and smart people at the junior/mid level, though they are all looking to leave.

    Cons

    This place is truly not a good work environment. Senior leadership pushes work and decision making responsibility onto junior staff in order to proect themselves from potential consequences. There is a real need to change and manage senior management, but there is no leadership to ensure accountability. Sadly, this continues to be the case even after the change in CEOs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the size of senior management and remove non-performers/non-leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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