UJA-Federation of New York

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UJA-Federation of New York Reviews

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    Former Employee - Development Associate
    Former Employee - Development Associate

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This non-profit is more corporate, given its size and dollars raised, which is nice because there's such a large community. They celebrate the holidays with all staff conferences, they offer ample opportunities for professional development, and there are always bagels around(!). It's really nice to come to work every day with a mission and know you're serving both the Jewish community and larger NYC community. Everyone for the most part is really friendly and willing to help you out if you need it. It's nice to have all departments in-office, so you can focus on what you need to get done (for example if you're in development, there are the in-house marketing, events, etc teams to assist you in what you need to get done).

    Cons

    Office drama/politics really depends on your team/smaller division, some have a lot and others have none. It's very rare for an assistant to be promoted, which is such a shame to the organization. Why wouldn't you promote the people who have put in time and are the backbone of the organization? It's unrealistic to expect recent college grads from top schools to work as an admin more than a year. That point becomes especially frustrating when outsiders are hired for positions they aren't qualified for and make much higher salaries. It's interesting how the budget is created for each team, which makes you wonder why some areas get very little and others should have the fat trimmed... The last con is how events aren't fairly distributed between staff- there are some who work almost every event and others who work none. The organization survives only on the amount of dollars raised, so it's everyone's job to pitch in every now and then, whether or not you're on the fundraising side of the company or senior staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the less experienced staff (DA's, admins, etc) know you appreciate their work, and be willing to give them fair raises. This is New York City, where it's very expensive to live, so even a small raise will make a difference (compared to the raises given to higher up staff). Make all staff work events, not just primarily the DA's and DE's. Keep on hosting the all staff holidays and events! Community is what makes this such a great organization to work for.

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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    Met with HR personal and then hiring manager. Was a great experience. Also met with employee who had the job and other colleagues. had a chance to really get to know many people in the department.

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Website www.ujafedny.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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