American Diabetes Association

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American Diabetes Association Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
63 Reviews
3.2
63 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.  

    Interesting Company if albeit a little understaffed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Saw how nonprofit accounting affects mission across multi-state operational directives

    Cons

    People are stressed out and it is hard to understand why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  2.  

    Employee for six years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    The work life balance was great. Flexibility, vacation time are the best benefits. The benefits were reasonable. Friendly co-workers. Many collaborative working teams. The mission is admirable.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility. Once you are in a position, it is difficult to increase your title. The mission is admirable however, the messaging becomes lost when the emphasis is fundraising. Internal fundraising where a person eels compelled to donate to the organization they are working for however very little raises or none at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities for upward mobility. We would all relish the opportunity to even increase titles without pay just for experience for the next employment opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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

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

    Pros

    Some level of flexibility (working hours, telecommuting). The Association is relatively young compare to American Cancer or American Heart Association, yet it has a lot of potential to grow in other areas apart from fundraising and clinical research.

    Cons

    It functions in a culture of preference, clicking circles, professional bulling. Not a clear vision of community programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Fundraising and Special Events

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros: Working with volunteers who are passionate about the mission.
    Pros: Good co-workes can make it tolerable

    Cons

    Con: There is no work/life balance. Employees who try to establish a balance are subtly disparaged. This job is great for someone without a spouse and/or children who enjoy regularly working 60+ hours per week.
    Con: The complete focus is on how much money you bring it. Meeting 99.9% of your goal is not acceptable. There are no other measurements for success, i.e., volunteer development, establishing donor relationships, etc. If you don't immediately begin bringing in thousands you will be considered unsuccessful.
    Con: Fairly constant turnover causes volunteers and donors to be distrustful of the stability of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise mgt to be realistic in expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    All About The Benjamins!

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    • 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
  11.  

    Logistics manager

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    • 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

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