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Updated May 21, 2014

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2.5 21 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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David A. Weiss

(8 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Toxic

    Administrative Officer (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    ProsI 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo sense in giving advice to people who won't listen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    ProsI 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beltway Bandits

    Program Assistant (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

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

    ConsRife 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disheartening to see how it's ended up.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    ProsBenefits 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.

    ConsPolitics, lack of business ethics, favoritism,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work Elsewhere

    Program Officer (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementA change in senior management at CHF could make this a great place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Think twice before working at CHF International

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Silver Spring, MD

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't bother

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsDisheartening 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 Senior ManagementNone -- they are not interested anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unpleasant work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementReduce the size of senior management and remove non-performers/non-leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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