American Diabetes Association Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Kevin L. Hagan
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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 time.

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great purpose in the company. People ready to help a good cause. I would recommend this company.

    Cons

    I can not say anything bad about the company. I would have liked to have worked for the company more than seasonal.


  2. ADA

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to volunteer, great people!

    Cons

    None, I cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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

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    Former Employee - Special Events Intern
    Former Employee - Special Events Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot as an intern.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, though that is frequently the case


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  5. fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    volunteering in community loved being active

    Cons

    small place to work not many advancements

    Advice to Management

    na


  6. Marketing Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone was so helpful and truly cared about the organization

    Cons

    No cons, I have nothing bad to say about the ADA.


  7. Helpful (1)

    You get to wake up and look forward in going to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a sense of fulfillment. Life work balance. The ability to telecommute and a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is not up ta par with other non-profit organizations


  8. There are many caring and professional individuals which mostly compensates for mediocre pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Important mission, good people, great CEO in Larry Hausner, exciting developments in mission-oriented efforts, and a field that is expanding (unfortunately) due to the prevalence of diabetes. The benefits are amazing too.

    Cons

    The pay is a major con. Although higher level professionals may earn more, entry-level salaries are on the low end.

    Advice to Management

    "You get what you pay for." If upper level management wishes to retain skilled and capable employees, they should pay entry level staff adequately.


  9. Stepping Stone

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a self starter, ADA can be a great stepping stone for your future career while contributing to a great cause.

    Cons

    Harmonization of local offices with home office Internal competition for fundraising dollars Direct Mail Marketing


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great organization but not a lot of room to move up.

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    Current Employee - Manager, Special Events in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Special Events in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Diabetes Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very diverse organization and great staff support

    Cons

    budgets seem to shrink every year, no room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    recognize talents and compensate accordingly


  11. Great customer service training I have ever received and a great group of people to work with

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, high expectations, good pay for no experience, weekly meetings, workplace perks (massages, paid lunch etc).

    Cons

    call center dept reluctant to change, a bit disorganized and hypocritical in execution of services, call center script is not ideal for the type of calls received



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