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1 person found this helpful  

Good place to learn some skills in event planning and non profit industry. Great ongoing training offered.

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Former Employee - Fundraising Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Fundraising Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great opportunity to advance quickly, and meet some great people: staff, sponsors, and families. Good way to learn a lot about different industries.

Cons

Not a place that promotes work/life balance. Lots of nights and weekends, but no compensation for extra time put in.

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not at all what it seems

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    Former Employee - HCSC
    Former Employee - HCSC

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    MDA is constantly focusing money towards research and their goals are heartwarming. Salaries were competitive for the basic job expectations. Staff is advised of major accomplishments on the national level.

    Cons

    The office lacks cohesiveness, no one gets along with one another.
    All staff are expected to focus most of their attention on fundraising, not caring for families.
    It is not unusual to work an addition 10-20 hours a week and not be compensated.
    Technology is outdated and slow.
    Senior management is unrealistic in their expectations of local staff.
    Staff is not given timely notice on changes to their expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about the type of services you're providing and hire staff that meet those needs. Wasting time with hiring highly experienced and educated staff into mundane jobs will continue to yield high turnover. Also, office directors should be given more flexibility in working with their own staff and making local decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Past Executive Director

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Pros

    Working with families and sponsors

    Cons

    -Regional Managers who are rude and try to manage by email, focus on old jail themed program and not new walks, little control at a local level, I could never figure out why there was a regional office or what they did.They offered little or no support. No work life balance or comp time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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