Arthritis Foundation

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Arthritis Foundation Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthritis Foundation

    Pros

    The people that work at the Arthritis Foundation like most non-profits, care a lot about their jobs and the people that they are helping. They are understaffed, so they just work harder to get it done

    Cons

    High turnover in regional offices, due in part to being understaffed. Not enough staff, so staff gets burned out. Not enough pay. Communication not great between branches, rather adversarial in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More help, more pay, less hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A current review

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    Current Employee - Director of Development
    Current Employee - Director of Development

    I have been working at Arthritis Foundation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The new CEO Ann Palmer is driven, fearless and very focused on doing the best we can with our donor dollars. So much has changed since she came on board in September. Lots of excellent leadership and training to hit your goals and succeed.

    Cons

    Not enough marketing but they are working on building a true brand. More people would give if they knew we were here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep doing what you are doing! The bootcamps are excellent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great foundation

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Arthritis Foundation as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership has a goal of spreading the word on arthritis and the fight to cure it. The culture is professional and caring. A lot of support for volunteers.

    Cons

    The volunteers events are generally on the weekends and the staff is expected to attend. Not really a big con but that is all I really have!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Arthritis Foundation has a great program for educational conventions. These are very beneficial to your members. Other groups could use your help and guidance to educate their members as thoroughly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthritis Foundation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    i work with great people in my office

    Cons

    dont trust higher management at the regional level....seem to be a lot of lay offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on a new vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Lacked teamwork Not the comrade I was used to

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    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Work to try to improve the lives of those impacted by arthritis

    Cons

    Little marketing, huge national goals with little awareness investment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get known....invest in regular marketing and get on the radar of others

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

    Good Mission; Bad Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Arthritis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Over 50 million people, including children, have arthritis, so the mission is an important one. Has lots of potential

    Cons

    Various structures that are constantly changing and past poor leadership have devastated the organization's performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fundraising is important. So, equally, are the people you help and those who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Relationship and downfalls

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The volunteers and the local staff relationship was was great. Everyone worked so effortlessly together to bring awareness of the Arthritis Foundation to others. Working with area vendors, businesses and organizations to make fun and festive fundraising events felt great and so rewarding to see the smiles on individual faces.

    Cons

    The willingness to help and grow the staffers to have successful events was not ideal. Not listening to the needs of the staffers as well. Hopefully with new management will see new and great things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of trust and transparency

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    Great Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthritis Foundation

    Pros

    Great mission, strong team spirit, positive culture

    Cons

    Pay, employment opportunities are not stable

  10.  

    Very knowledgeable of the fitness industrty standards and practices

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    Current Employee - Water Fitness Certified Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Water Fitness Certified Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Arthritis Foundation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Detailed and organized in their approach to training

    Cons

    None known to my knowledge

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

    It was a very fulfilling job, despite a very poorly run organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great mission / inspired by patients and docs in the field of arthritis and the corps and volunteers who supported the org

    Cons

    Poorly run organization from national level down to the chapter level (I was based in NYC)... the org never rewarded high performing employees... a very disjointed culture to say the least. They let all the GOOD people go and promoted the ones who didn't meet their goals (go figure).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to open their collective eyes and show value to the employees who deserve it --- or they will continue to leave for better opportunities and orgs that will recognize their worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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