American Diabetes Association

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American Diabetes Association Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
59 Reviews
3.3
59 Reviews
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Larry Hausner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not much in personal growth, work-life balance ok to some degree (other organizations seem to be more flexible) (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and Excellent Time Off (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is also very poor work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management act as bullies and only care about the almighty dollar (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience, lots of skills learned, and great staff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Logistics
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Logistics

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The cause, great experience and staff.

    Cons

    Non-profit, a lot of time and dedication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great starting point

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Great place to start out of college.
    Association has competitive benefits.
    Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary, The association is very large and doesn't have much room for growth.

  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place for interns to learn about non-profit public realtions

    Cons

    Limited amount of independent work/no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns take on more responsibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    FIELD: Where the rubber hits the road but resources are left at the (home) office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interaction with passionate staff and volunteers in the field offices across the country.

    Cons

    Resources budgeted for main office but not for field. No coordination of national campaigns coming to field that causes confusion (telemarketing, direct mail). Field not a source for educating and providing resources to public directly and indirectly impacted by diabetes. Field leadership caught between rock and hard place of talking the party line while consistently being turned down to get financial resources to field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognition of the value the field personnel bring to the overall success of the organization. Provide resources to the field to better cultivate and develop stronger relationships with donors, volunteers, partners and stakeholders. So much potential...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    All About The Benjamins!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Lots of days off.
    Love working in the community
    I'm employed

    Cons

    Don't really care about helping people Only about their money
    Lack of recourses for people living with diabetes
    Intimidating work environment
    Work in an office of all Women
    You're only as good as the dollar amount you raise
    Top Heavy
    Favoritism
    Kiss butt to get ahead
    Job descriptions change often (added work load) without compensation
    Undercover racism
    Once supervisor doesn't like you - You become target
    Poor treatment of volunteers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each employee an opportunity
    More diverse work environment
    Change culture of office
    Respect staff & volunteers
    Get rid of bully supervisors
    Provide more resources for people living with diabetes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Logistics manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, time off

    Cons

    No advancement, under paid, none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Special Events Intern in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Special Events Intern in Tampa, FL

    I worked at American Diabetes Association as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Trying to spread awareness of Diabetes.

    Cons

    Fundraising can include cold calling and many people aren't pleased with that.

  9.  

    ADA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edina, MN

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to volunteer, great people!

    Cons

    None, I cannot think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible Hours, Good people, Open to Ideas, Slow to Change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in my office, and they let me do whatever I want (basically). Lots of opportunity as a Senior Manager to add input into a variety of different topics.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, multiple levels of review, and slow to change. A big corporation feel. A nice and friendly big corporation, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more creative office environment. Shake things up. Don't be afraid to experiment. Be more efficient with resources.

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

    A family based on a mission, but inefficiencies are abound!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A mission-driven organization that encourages a work-life balance. Almost everyone at ADA appears to truly care about the causes and works hard-- to the best of their ability-- to make a difference.

    Cons

    Inefficient use of resources, like many large nonprofits, is par for the course here. Not because people don't care, but because each Division is silo-ed from one another. Like many bureaucracies, all decisions (big or small) move slowly up the chain of command so that the topic is irrelevant by the time it's addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization is too special events focused, rather than than equal parts research-focused. Too many old-school fundraising methods are in place to make the organization truly efficient and world-class. The website follows the structure of the organization, not on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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