AmeriCares Foundation

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AmeriCares Foundation Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing internship experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    NETWORKING, everyone wants to get to know you. Staff has interesting background, all very helpful and with great connections. Loved every second and the community feel.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship except for stipend, which was just enough to cover transportation. Sometimes felt it was a strenuous internship without pay. But overall, way more benefits than negs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Potential to be truly great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great, smart, globally interested people. A good mix of generations and opinions and people mostly respect each other. Attractive workspace combined with good benefits and HR team that tries very hard to make it a pleasant place to work. Junior staff have significant responsibilities and opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Little mobility or opportunity to advance skill set. Promotions in name only without added responsibilities. Salaries low except for top tier. Recent leadership change caused disruption and decline in morale. Board and CEO disengaged from staff. Technology lagging and remote work arrangements discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should get out of its own way and figure out how to rebuild the organization and restore morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrific experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Open minded, forward thinking staff. It was a pleasure to work with them.
    Project timeline kept on track. Invoice processed promptly.
    Very collaborative, respectful experience. Would welcome the opportunity to do so again.

    Cons

    Honestly, none come to mind.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pleasant work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Warm, supportive company culture that is consciously cultivated. Excellent work-life balance. Lots of interesting opportunities given to relatively junior staff. Mission-driven.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility--many people stay in the same role for several years and do not have opportunities for advancement. Pay is not great. Very meeting-heavy culture--sometimes we would have meetings about planning our next meeting, which could be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for role/title advancement to prevent constant staff turnover on some teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, but can't say the same about everyone there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation

    Pros

    The energy level and passion in what they do.

    Cons

    However great their mission, there are certain people who should not be where they are due to the lack of either people skills, knowledge in the field, or management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the management is to listen to the reasons why people leave and eliminate the causes before the organization is ran by egotistical higher ups!

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate people, great opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at AmeriCares Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working here for several years now. Currently, this organization is going through a positive, revolutionary transition. With the advent of a new CEO in the beginning of 2014, I believe that evolution will catalyze faster. AmeriCares is slowly transitioning from a medical aid and humanitarian aid organization to a more development and program oriented organization, still maintaining its emergency response and humanitarian aid as its strongest base. This is a place to work if you have a passion to work in the humanitarian development and global health fields. People here love what they do, they are an energetic, passionate bunch who truly care. Apart from that, friendly community, great work-life balance especially for females.

    Cons

    Some departments can seem a little disconnect with the overall mission of this organization. But the higher management is working on regular communication and education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency on the direction AmeriCares is heading in the next 5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strong community despite high turnover on some teams

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCares Foundation

    Pros

    Real opportunities for responsibility growth available to employees

    Cons

    Work on some teams can be the same day-in and day-out so it can take some effort to stay motivated towards larger goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology overhaul is advisable and they are already planning for it

    Recommends
  9.  

    Big hearted people, but fairly inefficient

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriCares Foundation

    Pros

    Everyone really is passionate about what they are doing and cares about the company. Everyone is very friendly and always says Hi.

    Cons

    Things are very inefficient and move extremely slowly as a result.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place but Stagnant Career Ops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCares Foundation

    Pros

    Very supportive environment. People who genuinely believe in the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow, career wise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make what you want of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at AmeriCares Foundation

    Pros

    A great working environment.
    An amazing place for people with family as lot of flexibility is given in times of personal need.
    Efforts are constantly being made to make you feel a part of the family and give you sense of belonging.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for professional growth and advancement.
    A clear strategic vision of the organization is missing.
    There is no sense of competence to levels of compensation or title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate strategic vision
    Professional advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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