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Good learning experience

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Former Employee - Senior Program Associate in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Program Associate in Bethesda, MD

I worked at Development Alternatives full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I had great, supportive co-workers who were always willing to problem solve together. It was a great learning experience during which I was able to travel to three different countries and witness program implementation first hand.

Cons

There were times that it felt like it was impossible to progress beyond the administrative level.

Advice to Management

Invest in the highly motivated, young staff members who are dedicated to the mission. Help them advance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Development Alternatives

    Pros

    Learnt a lot at this organization

    Cons

    the organization was foud to be unorganized

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    Enjoyable Culture, but Trapped in Uninspiring Donor Marketplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Development Alternatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Inspired staff
    - Ability to chart your own career path - just talk to your colleagues and managers who want to help you!
    - Relatively stable marketplace

    Cons

    - Out of touch executive leadership team
    - Creaky old systems that smell like a government contractor
    - 2013 re-organization was a mess with no light at the end of the tunnel

    Advice to Management

    Please hire some new blood. We need professionals who challenge big decisions, not the good ole boys club. The rest of the company is open-minded and invites criticism that will make all of our proposals and work stronger - that stops at the executive team level, where all of Boomgard's soldiers fall in line behind the dear leader.

    Lastly, don't just talk about being innovative -- show, don't tell, my friends.

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