Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Wonderful

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great people, benefits, good work hours. Good Atmosphere

Cons

not able to advance in the company: people stay in their positions for a long time.

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I liked the management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's all about the Benjamins!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant/Fundraiser
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant/Fundraiser

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

    Pros

    You ARE helping others and raising awareness and the money raised does actually go directly towards medical research, sending kids to camp, providing medical equipment, etc. Met some lovely people in the office.

    Cons

    Can't speak to co on a National level bc I'm not familiar with it, but on the small district level, at least the office I work in, things are a bit mismanaged and disorganized. It seems like there are people in positions of authority that got lucky or fell into them, as they certainly don't have the experience or expertise to hold the positions. Miscommunication causes many issues as does the scarcity of up-to-date technology and those who know how to use it. People are often left to their own devices and then it's chaos at the eleventh hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll model appropriate behavior. Motivate, encourage, and inspire staff. Create a sense of comradrie so all players in the office feel like they are working towards a common goal. Sincerely praise staff for jobs well-done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst professional and personal experience of my life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Pros

    Meeting the families, being at camp

    Cons

    As not to offend - don't feel honored if you are selected to work for MDA. Most likely you have been out of college for <5 years and are eager to get into the nonprofit world. You will accept the seemingly fair salary pay. For the starstruck, getting the title of Executive Director is all you need to hear. Don't let this title fool you as an applicant or fool you as an employee who works under an ED. Executive Directors are hired with no previous experience and are merely puppets in the show. For employees that have lasted more than 2-3 years they are considered veterans due to the HIGH turnover rate. Overtime these 'veteran' employees will become bitter and jaded by having to re explain program and events to new employees over and over again. Don't put yourself in this position. Look for a company with good reviews, consider the star rating and do your research!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have the names of a few employees that negatively impact the Association and local office in which they work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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