Alzheimer's Association
3.2 of 5 42 reviews
www.alz.org Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 4, 2014

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Harry Johns

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cares about their employees and their mission

Public Relations (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible schedule when things arise with your health/family; great culture; supportive staff; mission driven; great benefits and staff rewards when performing

ConsNot many opportunities to move up or develop career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great intern experience!

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Alzheimer's Association as an intern for less than a year

ProsI was treated like an employee and not a lowly intern. I worked with a fantastic team of friendly, hard-working individuals. The company perks were awesome! They know how to treat their people. I feel like the organization truly cares about the employees' well-being.

ConsThe office environment can be daunting - rows and rows of cubicles. And there isn't much sunlight.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue offering your internship program!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alzheimer's Association

ProsGreat place. Love the people. Good cause.flexible schedule.

ConsNo raise and little growth

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My experience at the Alzheimer's Association was incredibly positive.

Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe Association is a great place to work because it is a national voluntary health agency with a variety of opportunities as well as the opportunity to advance within a chapter or across the nation. The mission is so important at this time because Alzheimer's is becoming an epidemic. It is an easy mission to get behind and fully support. Colleagues at the national level and throughout chapters across the nation are supportive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend the Alzheimer's Association to anyone interested in a career in not-for-profit whether it be in development, programs, communication or finance.

ConsNo cons as long as you are meant for the not-for-profit arena.

Advice to Senior ManagementPolicies, etc. will vary greatly depending on which chapter you are employed by, or if it is the national organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great mission and staff but limited career development

Associate Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExceptional staff, great benefits, amazing cause to be supporting.

ConsA senior management team led by a few high ranking decisions makers.

A management team, that does not mentor, welcome or adapt to junior staff with new ideas. Sometimes it feels as if new ideas are not welcomed. There seems to be a desire to maintain the way things are done, rather than grow. This seems to be the case in the departments of Marketing, Business Development and Ecommerce.

Advancement can be tricky and sometimes employees careers or job titles being re-classified as non-promotable, after several years on tenure.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more staff from outside of the non-profit world. Embrace technology. Mentor your senior staff to empower everyone in the company. Ensure that every employee is respected, heard and given an opportunity to give back to the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood salary - a lot of the employees are nice, passionate, devoted and bright....

ConsOne person makes all the meaningful decisions. Employees are not empowered and the process of getting work done is exasperating, everyone waiting around for her.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great people, not challenging

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Alzheimer's Association as an intern for less than a year

Prospeople are great, downtown chicago (michigan ave.)

Consinterns are not challenged at all

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Great services and support programs, but bad leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPrograms and services department is a team-oriented environment and get along great with each other and have low turn-over rate. They really care about the people they are serving. Would recommend the programs department to anyone looking for a rewarding career.

ConsDevelopment department is unorganized, mismanaged, last-minute and do not work well together. High turn-over rate, over-worked and isolated from other departments. Not a team environment.Upper management does not work well together, nor communicates thoroughly.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a management class

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

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Unorganized, unwilling to change and in my time there a terrible Board of Directors.

Development Director (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for less than a year

ProsHad a great Executive Director for a short while.

ConsOne of my worst experiences in the non-profit industry, the incompetent Board of Directors released a great E.D. and then ravaged the rest of the agency. They targeted the wrong people and not the ones who were destroying the agency, and stealing from the agency. The direction was headed downward and the then Board (hopefully it has changed), did not look at potential growth, but remained stagnant and uncompromising.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen, and perhaps you will see growth in the agency.

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

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Very pleasant, and friendly atmosphere.

Volunteer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Alzheimer's Association for less than a year

ProsEveryone is ready to help if something goes wrong.

ConsThey were not hiring at the time I was there.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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