March of Dimes Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Jennifer L. Howse
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Pros
  • March of Dimes has a great mission to help save the lives of babies (in 8 reviews)

  • After polio, MOD moved to birth defects, and later to pre-term birth (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Makes for work/life balance difficult (in 4 reviews)

  • Need to address the high turnover rate, costing the organization millions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at March of Dimes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! It's hard work but worth it!

    Cons

    There is not enough time to do all that needs to be done.


  2. Would not recommend

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission is great and have many dedicated supporters.

    Cons

    Way too much micromanagement. Very top heavy and disproportionate staffing levels for local divisional expectations.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to make major changes in senior management. They are out of touch with the local offices. Way too much oversight and internal focus (i,e, conference calls, meetings) Hire smart people and let them do their job, not force them to follow your antiquated way of doing everything.


  3. Assistant to head director

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    Former Employee - Assistant to the Director in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant to the Director in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at March of Dimes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We raised over $250,000 for underdeveloped babies

    Cons

    I didn't have any I loved working there


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  5. Accounting Intern

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, positive atmosphere Flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Monotonous work Not many other cons


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    Public Relations and Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Public Relations and Marketing Intern in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Public Relations and Marketing Intern in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience in a nonprofit. MoD's offices are very small and allow to gain one-on-one experience with higher up positions.

    Cons

    The only thing I can recommend is do not work for a non profit unless you are completely infatuated with organization. The best results come from people who are passionate and dedicated.

    Advice to Management

    To be able to be considered for "Community Director", one must have at least 3 years of sales experience.


  7. I was surprised at the unprofessional, juvenile, negative practices of regional management.

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    Former Employee - Senior Community Director
    Former Employee - Senior Community Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved taking potential donors on NICU tours and knowing families who have, or have lost babies. Many remain friends.

    Cons

    Pervasive negative environment and lazy state director who was not monitored and misrepresented productive staff.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your own training videos and practice positive principles taught; like celebrating EVERY victory, small, med and large. Learn best motivational/recruiting/sales practices- TED Talk, perhaps. Respect team, show humility. Highest management, please, mentor or replace regional level directors with constant turnover. They need to be accountable problem solvers and stop blaming those they neglect and intimidate. Honestly, I was stunned by the negativity and being labeled a troublemaker when going through proper channels to express concerns.


  8. Awesome internship opportunity! Great nonprofit to learn event planning and donor relations.

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    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at March of Dimes as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive learning environment, opportunities to advance, great cause.

    Cons

    It was ann unpaid internship, but most are while in college.


  9. Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The employees truly care about the mission statement of March of Dimes. Amazing work environment.

    Cons

    There really are no complaints. General challenges of working in NPO and budgeting.


  10. Great work culture, happy environment

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes as an intern

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor is great - she brings up the other employees in the office, always being positive and ready to lead.

    Cons

    Your to-do list seems never ending, although this can be ok. Working in a small unit can mean you are responsible for many activities outside your specified job description.

    Advice to Management

    Constant communication is key.


  11. very interesting

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    Current Employee - Data Entry in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is great that they are here to help those who have lost a child. It is also great that they are able to help those families with children born prematurely.

    Cons

    Should have more options to choose from with low prices

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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