American Diabetes Association Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Larry Hausner
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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 Environment

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at American Diabetes Association part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, knowledgable directors and managers

    Cons

    not enough employees or programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to build meaningful relationships with the community. Raising money would be easier.

  2. Good company, but as many non-profits, really hard to move up

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Laid back, great cause, great volunteers

    Cons

    hard to move up. you might be doing the job of 3 people, but that is the nature of non-profit.

  3. fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    volunteering in community loved being active

    Cons

    small place to work not many advancements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Great mission, great field staff, ok benefits, recognized name in the community, large network of experienced colleagues to draw help from

    Cons

    Not much appreciation for staff, hard to advance, poor upper level support, lots of turnover, often times negative reinforcement is used as motivation instead of positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move more resources toward retention of top performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Intern

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Very nice staff. Great place to intern if you make the most out of it.

    Cons

    Outdated computers and when there are not many projects to work on, it can be a little boring. Try to keep busy!

  7. Special Events Intern

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    Former Intern - Special Events Intern in Birmingham, AL
    Former Intern - Special Events Intern in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at American Diabetes Association as an intern

    Pros

    The best internship experience I had! The staff were really nice and helpful. Also, I gained some great experience. I learned a lot from the projects and tasks I were given.

    Cons

    The technology( computers) were out-dated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working there and there were a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Need to drive accountability and plan for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company, need to examine practices and ensure they are in alignment with strategy including financial stratgy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great mission, difficulty holding on to quality people.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive mission for health advocacy; recognized leadership; long standing relationships with volunteers

    Cons

    Lack of creativity and taking risks; There is a tendency towards fewer programs and more fundraisers in the field. Events are dated; no development of employees means high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try something new every once in a while. Throw some resources at your junior staff to see if they can move up through the ranks. Your ROIs will come in the form of increased loyalty, more ideas and a higher profile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    great work/life balance for staff

    Cons

    decision making process takes too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is a topic that needs to be addressed. Having been at ADA for well over 2 years, and since that time there have been no raises, it makes it hard with the cost of living increases. Especially since the Home Office is located in the DC metro area, one of the most expensive areas to live.

  11. Great environment, friendly coworkers, good work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Special Events Intern
    Former Employee - Special Events Intern

    I worked at American Diabetes Association

    Pros

    Learned a lot as an intern.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, though that is frequently the case

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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