Combined Jewish Philanthropies

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Combined Jewish Philanthropies Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
8 Reviews
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    support EVP and COO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fast paced, professional growth, wonderful people

    Cons

    I do not have any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Philanthropic Politricks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies

    Pros

    Paid US and Jewish Holidays off.

    Early closings on Fridays during Fall/Winter months.

    All staff outings pretty cool.

    They really rally together during crisis, in Israel and beyond. Community oriented.

    Cons

    Not inclusive, very click-ish.

    Too many pointless meetings.

    Promotions are politics/and nepotism driven.

    Not a good place for creativity to thrive, as soon as you have an idea it's shot down within the first round of sharing it, for mediocre and "safe" versions.

    No real room for growth.

    Work from home is given to favorites, you need to show face in office to be considered as work.

    Leadership doesn't understand what needs to happen for certain ideas to be executed. They lack the "know-how" to do them themselves, and proper time isn't given to execute them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let qualified people operate in their areas of expertise, nurture growth and talent.

    Hire people based on qualifications, not just because they're from your community, or they're an ex-colleague, or friend, or friend's daughter or son.

    Be everything that you say CJP's mission is, be inclusive to ALL.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not progressive or supportive

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

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package is good
    Generous time off
    Great location

    Cons

    Ideas and feedback are solicited and encouraged from staff, but ideas are not taken seriously (staff are not listened to - "feedback" is a joke)
    Senior executives are clueless and overpaid
    Workload for some positions is out of control (especially support positions)
    Promotions are only given to people who management "likes" - popularity contest (you have to play the game and be fake)
    Differing viewpoints or ideas are shot down
    Lack of respect for other employees
    Creativity is not encouraged - very stuck in old ways, and won't change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and respect them

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No trust in the talent of employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    commitment to religious observation
    benefits package

    Cons

    Leadership out of touch
    distrust of staff
    no career path opportunity
    staff voices, ideas and suggestions not taken seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are quickly losing incredibly talented employees by stifling their creativity. They are committed to the community and you make it hard for them to have continued passion for what they do

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fantastic place to work and grow professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time

    Pros

    The people are warm and management really listens to new ideas and new ways of doing things. They really make you feel included and part of the CJP team.

    Cons

    Parking can be really expensive and getting to and from the Financial District can be a pain. It is a non-profit so budgets can be very tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if salaries were slightly higher to help attract and retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good intentions but management is lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All Jewish holidays off (about 10 extra a year)
    Generous vacation and sick policy
    35 hour work week (but expected to work more)
    Flex working policy

    Cons

    Management is clueless
    high turnover
    All raises go towards upper managerment/senior team
    no growth
    Very political in terms of promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting yourselves
    hire the right people who can actually do the job
    stop asking for feedback and then ignoring it when we give it you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    CJP - A great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies

    Pros

    work/life balance, time off, collegial atmosphere, mission of the organization, hires solid professionals, respected organization in the community, convenient office location

    Cons

    sometimes policies were not administered in a fair way (sometimes getting ahead felt like a popularity contest) compensation can be low as in all non-profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to consistently apply policies across the organization. help employees better understand "what it takes" to get ahead and get promoted.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    CJP moves forward with work/life balance but leaves other things behind

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies

    Pros

    CJP is a safe and stable work environment. It is hard not to feel good about the great things CJP does for the community both in Boston and in Israel. My personal experience at CJP has seen tremendous growth in work life balance, which is currently being enhanced. A move I strongly support and encourage.

    Cons

    Senior team is many times out of touch with the employees. Antiquated ideas about the value of their employees and working together. Weak HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, get to know us, we are your greatest resource. Trust us and we'll trust you back and give you our all in return.

    Recommends

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