Center for Urban Families

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Center for Urban Families Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
4 Reviews
3.6
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    fast paced, innovative, family enviornment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Center for Urban Families full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place that values family and work-life balance, this is it. The office culture is very family oriented. Managers and Leadership Team are interested in the personal and professional growth of their teams. The company is innovative and not afraid to take a chance on an experimental process or idea. If you want to work some place where you can really flex your creative management muscles and try new things this may be a good fit for you. Time off policies are flexible and benefits are great!

    Cons

    The fast paced environment can be challenging because it creates a culture where thriving under chaos allows the mundane to be a success. Innovation is wonderful but the fast pace of innovation at CFUF can often mean that you are building while implementing with little strategy behind it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow staff to invest in IRA immediately to allow for rapid asset building. Invest in a company wide professional development program that allows staff to grow their skill set. Salaries are often low in the nonprofit field and it is often difficult for people to remain in low growth positions. Build in a cost of living increase and performance based raise structure to include a comprehensive employee and management evaluation program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An opportunity to expand your skill set and professional portfolio!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Center for Urban Families full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, opportunity to grow, a company that cares about its employees

    Cons

    They should offer a succession plan for employees that want to grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a mentor-ship to assist employees that want to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good leadership and vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Center for Urban Families

    Pros

    * strong leadership and vision for the organization and its programs
    * the scope of organization is growing
    * opportunities for advancement
    * supportive work environment

    Cons

    * as in all non-profits, sometimes projects are bigger than the resources available so workloads can be high and bigger able to multi-task and re-prioritize rapidly is necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of the organization is solid and pretty forward thinking. Advice would be to succession plan and identify next generation of talent.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Negative Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator

    I worked at Center for Urban Families

    Pros

    Organization attempts to aid the community
    Great employees with exceptional skills

    Cons

    Negative Culture
    Poor leadership / No Clear Direction
    Financial challenges
    Low Employee Morale
    High Turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the strengths of current staff and promote based on skill not on perception and relationship to senior management. Offer a pay for performance structure to praise those who are dedicated to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend

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