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Macfadden

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Current Employee - Environmental Data Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Environmental Data Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at Macfadden full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

They have nice staff, and working with them is a good experience.

Cons

The health plan is not that great and their flex spending plan is only $2500 which is not enough.

Advice to Management

Offer management courses for your employees to advance to and change the flex spending cap.

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    Mismanaged company, a joke of a leadership team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macfadden full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Close to a metro station.

    Cons

    One of the most unethical companies I've ever worked for. Do yourself a favor and do not consider interviewing or taking a job here. I am on my way out the door.

    Advice to Management

    The executive team and senior leadership are barely keeping their heads above water with their lack of knowledge of how to run a company let alone manage personnel. The turnover rate is abhorrently high--a lot of hardworking and smart individuals have left on their own accord due to the extreme lack of accountability here and "pointing fingers" mentality. It is a door-shut and whispers-in-the-hallway culture that breeds insecurity.


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    Decent USAID Institutional Contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Specialist/Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Information Specialist/Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Macfadden full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Macfadden provides decent benefits. The work is often interesting with lots of opportunities to travel under the USAID/OFDA contract and work on a variety of humanitarian responses. The staff at USAID/OFDA are very engaging and friendly people (as an information officer, I have more working contact with USAID/OFDA staff than with staff from Macfadden).

    Cons

    Disorganized and often unresponsive HR. For information specialist position: Long hours under the USAID/OFDA contract. Not much forewarning for deployments overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Push back on unreasonable demands from USAID. The current mantra is "please the client" (i.e. USAID), even when staff are burned out, resulting in high turn-over. Provide overtime compensation across the board for people working under the USAID/OFDA contract.


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