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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working for the Alzheimer's Association is great because not only are you furthering your career but you are helping people struggling with Alzheimer's disease.

Cons

The benefits are okay and the pay is manageable, but not as much as I was making in a corporate position previously.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A truly odd organization.

    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer  in  Southwest, PA
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Southwest, PA

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff is committed to their work and interacts with family members well and with respect. The 24-hour helpline is probably their best outreach into the Alzheimer's community.

    Cons

    Pathetic boards as a rule. Very immature and focused more on bringing accolades to themselves than on research, treatment, and energizing new researchers. Boards do not truly grasp the roles of advocacy and fundraising; they focus more on hearing and voting on reports, tweaking investments, and in some cases, micromanaging staff! When these actions are brought up, watch out - don't show them examples of high performing boards from Board Source, for example. Members focus on tactics, not strategy.

    The present configuration of independent chapters and an overarching national org frequently causes trouble identifying the strategies for all in governance to follow. Allowing persons to serve on local and national boards may seem like a feather in the chapter's cap, but in reality can cause conflict where the local board wants to go with one direction vs. the national direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider doing what other national VHA's have done - using the national chapter as the primary focus with the chapters serving as community advisory and fundraising functions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization, but lack of good leadership prevents any foundation of development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great organization with lots of programs to help those dealing with Alzheimer's in the community.

    Cons

    Lack of good/consistent leadership, little room for growth. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone that has as strong background in fundraising and development and knows how to be a good manager. If nothing is done, then we will continue to lose good people in the organization and will make it difficult to make an impact.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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