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Helpful (3)

Terrible

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Fundraising Coordinator
Current Employee - Fundraising Coordinator

I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

It is a feel good kind of job that is all.

Cons

They hire ED that are uneducated and bully the employees to make they look better for the big bosses.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's not the "9-5" they advertise. Not worth the little pay.

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

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a job. The best part about working at MDA is when you're not working.

    Cons

    The promote all the wrong people, and operate constantly in the red.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Run Away, Far Away...And Don't Waste Your Time Here

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

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time

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

    Pros

    1. The families support - research* (when there is sponsored research), clinics, summer camp for kids, a lot of outreach for pediatric patients
    2. Good cause (in theory)
    3. Decent Vacay, laid back offices (dress code chill, lax lunch hours, ect)

    Cons

    1.Horrible Life vs Work Balance - Temps CAN'T get their work accomplished in the time designated. If they go over hours yelled at, if they can't get it done they get yelled at. Worse for full time employees. Forget having a life...seriously. Yes, its non-profit but this is completely unrealistic.
    2. Felt like Middle School - unnecessary drama, no leadership support, cliquey and a lot of back talking. Rude employees
    3. Serious lack of leadership from National as well as in the local offices. No position makes sense, no defined roles and "leaders" have no real power.
    4. No development or communication or volunteer recruitment going on. A lot of wasted money on events and things that don't work. TEMPS spend time calling for events that bring in less than 15% of the budget for most offices. Cold Calling for fundraisers, fundraising Event planning for Health team? Really?
    5. Slow hiring, slow firing, SLOW SLOW SLOW. Slow bill pay, slow re-reimbursement for anything
    6. Over dependence on the families for financial support. HUGE expectations for families to contribute financial or at least fundraiser. We should be doing more for them...not the other way around
    7. No employee pay raises in 5 years. No real room for advancement. They don't typically hire temps full times so do not waste your time unless you want to be stuck as a temp. You'll get laid off before you get a pay raise.
    8. Severe lack of "branding" - no one knows MDA and they should.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your local offices - see what's work and what's not. REALLY. Give people reasonable rolls to play that they understand. Give EDs a chance to lead and if they fail, pull them. Teach your management that they need to HELP when necessary and not sit by and watch things blow up.
    Evaluate how to keep employee in the organization longer. You are loosing good people, knowledgeable people and shooting yourselves in the foot.
    Get some professionalism, at least outwardly. Dress code? No shorts/jeans ect? except for events and on fridays?


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