American Diabetes Association

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Manager, Tour de Cure

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Current Employee - Manager, Fundraising and Special Events
Current Employee - Manager, Fundraising and Special Events

I have been working at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great Cause, Wonderful volunteers and participants! Pay is ok. Amazing co-workers at the local level!

Cons

Unrealistic expectations on employees, Zero work life balance! Employees expected to front the cost of events. Upper Management inconsistent and unorganized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to each other!!!!!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Special Events/Fundraising

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time. National support such as IT and finance were always helpful.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the local level. There seems to be a handful of ED's who do their job well. The rest come and go quickly which lead to poor performing offices and low morale. The ED's often lack connections, experience and confidence one should have at that level. Middle management, specifically fundraisers seem to have to go at it on their own versus having leadership open doors through board members and other high level contacts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring local leadership at the local level, please consult with top board members as to validity of each candidates experience. In certain markets it might be worth paying upper management more if the are quality fundraisers/relationship builders/cultivators- - the return on investment will be seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay for is average, some of the employees are fun and intelligent ,benefits are standard for most places these days. Great Vacation and Personal Time. The CICS is a good work place most of time.

    Cons

    1. Unclear Direction
    2. Contradictions

    I have read the review posted on 5/24/12 and I do agree with some of what was posted. What I do not agree with is the assessment of the floor supervisors. One is most certainly not exceptional in anyway. He will smile and tell the upper management whatever he thinks they want to hear. They take this persons word as gospel without verification and as if he speaks for everyone. He does not. What is even worse is that this type of behavior is rewarded. I really hated to right this but felt the need to address the review that was posted on 5/24/12. This really is a good place to work most of the time, however the petty jealousies and high school popularity contest atmosphere is tiring. If you are an adult and are used to people taking responsibility for their actions you will be shocked at the pass the buck mentality of the other departments. While it is true that there are some problems, what work place is perfect? The managers there do try, but they say one thing, but their actions often do not match their words. When I left the call center they had a good core of representatives that do care, but they not at fully staffed and underpaid. Overall I enjoyed my short time there, the truth is I would like to work there again once they have regained focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewarding toadies and not looking into matters yourself and talking to the individuals there leads to the opinions expressed in the other reviews. Focus on providing the best possible service to those that contact you for help and not of promoting the next attempt at fundraising. Most people realize that non-profit organizations are driven by donations. There should be some parts of your organization that insulated from the need to push your agenda particularly the only part of your organization that many people come in contact with. On that note you should also understand that while the compensation offered is ok it is not great. Realize that your employees at your home office live in one of the most expensive area's in our nation. Pay the public face of your organization a living wage. Understand we are often the only contact some people with have with you, make sure that experience is as good as possible if you want them to be future supporters of your mission . The ADA does good things, but they should be striving not to do good thing but great ones.

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
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