Birthright Israel Foundation

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  1. Good cause but no direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birthright Israel Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of Vacation per holidays
    Early leave on Fridays
    Great cause to support
    Fine atmosphere and pretty relaxed

    Cons

    Lack of training
    Lack of upper management and communication
    Lack of wanting you to succeed with no direction
    Unorganized as a company (Foundation side)
    Not technologically advanced

    Advice to Management

    Give more training to employees
    Communicate more


  2. Lack of clear leadership and direction

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications
    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications

    I worked at Birthright Israel Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Good salary
    - Great benefits
    - Calendar of holiday closings includes almost all Jewish holidays (this can mean an additional 10 days of time off or more)
    - Good work/life balance
    - Hours are not too demanding

    Cons

    - No clear direction or leadership
    - Three parts of Birthright Israel (Foundation, Taglit, NEXT) do not work well together. Frequently at cross-purposes. No alignment of common goals or priorities.
    - Very political work atmosphere
    - Promotions and advancement based more on office politics


  3. Incredible

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    Former Intern - Depends for Each Student in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Intern - Depends for Each Student in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Birthright Israel Foundation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All expensive paid fellowship internship in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks.

    Cons

    Very intense program, but worth it.


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  5. Wonderful Cause to Support... But Morale is TERRIBLE.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birthright Israel Foundation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -smart people
    -almost a month of vacation
    -great benefits
    -wonderful cause
    -early closing for Shabbat/Other Jewish holidays

    Cons

    -moral is terribly low
    -upper management fails to lead
    -little opportunity for advancement
    -salary is in the lower end, but probably about what you'd expect from a nonprofit

    Advice to Management

    Remind yourself daily of what it is you're there for. Focus on the participants. Don't bully mid- and lower-level staff.


  6. It was interesting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birthright Israel Foundation

    Pros

    Good camraderie among employees. Excellent benefits and lots of vacation days

    Cons

    It was not very multicultural as far as employees go.



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