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Incredible place to work

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great mission, friendly environment (at the national office), opportunities for advancement

Cons

Shoestring budget and the constant pressure of Great Strides

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tough place to work

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

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is so compelling. The organization is very strong financially and making break throughs ever year in finding the cure for CF. This is a nible organization that can change quickly. If fact, they make changes often. They can do this because it is a top-down organization that can quickly push a new message or program through its network.

    Cons

    This organization is very cult-like. You must fit with their culture or you won't survive. As a top-down organization, it is not open to creative thinking or letting staff participate in setting strategy. They do pull together groups of staff and volunteers for feedback. BUT it had better be the feedback they want. If not, then that person is sort of blacklisted and not included in any future discussions. It is a high pressure operation. I have never worked for any place that fires so many people.

    Advice to Management

    Give the people doing the fundraising in your chapters more respect. Ask and listen to their feedback. Stop pushing down so many new rules and policies that get in the way of doing their job. It seems you care more for paperwork than people.

  2. Churn and Burn

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

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great families and worthy organization.

    Cons

    long hours, low pay and ED and corporate does not care about the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Visit offices more and see for your self what you are hiring.

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