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Terrible

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Current Employee - Fundraising Coordinator
Current Employee - Fundraising Coordinator

I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time for less than a year

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    There is no hope

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The funds raised do make a difference. That's about it.

    Cons

    There were actually quite a few things I loved about working at MDA. Unfortunately those "pros" now fall into the "con" column for me, because it's the positive things you experience as an employee that make accepting the utter failure of this organization so hard to accept.

    I can only repeat what hundreds of others have written on this site and others like it:

    -Insanely high staff turnover
    -Toxic culture rank with disrespect and harassment
    -High pressure, bullying type motivational tactics
    -Extreme demands on personal time (largely due to constant turnover/open positions)
    -Declining family/sponsor involvement (due to turnover & constant pressure to raise more and more funds for MDA)
    -Promotion & protection of inexperienced, ill-equipped managers
    -Antiquated and ill-performing fundraising campaigns

    Churn and burn, churn and burn. That's what this organization does to both it's employees and the families it serves. It is so unfortunate. I saw a lot of very talented people come and go in the 2 years I was there. MDA could rebuild if only it addressed its core problems, its awful culture and sub-human treatment of its staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's rotten from the inside out, clean house, start new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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