National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

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Transition and Sudden Growth Led to Major Growing Pains

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Pros

- Work-life balance is generally pretty good, with options available for alt/flex schedules and telecommuting for some positions
- Staff are often passionate about their work, putting in extra time and hours for the cause.
- Excellent benefits package.
- Collegial atmosphere and casual dress code

Cons

- Significant changes in leadership and culture have not been well managed, which led to drastic turnover and low morale in recent years.
- Low performers are not accountable, while high performance is rewarded only with more work.
- Functions more like a government contractor than a member association.
-Personnel policies are implemented inconsistently across the company--lots of inequitable treatment depending on supervisors' whim.
- HR department lacks structure and capacity, so it's difficult to hire, fire, appraise performance fairly, and earn or award promotions

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Great environment to rapidly increase your base skillset

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Analyst

    I have been working at National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) full-time

    Pros

    -excellent work culture: casual Fridays, friendly staff, employee outings besides your standard happy hour, bagel club
    -lots of opportunity for training and skill development
    -work closely with many different public health fields, opportunity for lateral movement
    -compensation isn't mindblowing but is on par, excellent benefits package with ample leave

    Cons

    -surprisingly high turnover rate, at least in my team
    -slow to hire new employees, therefore many current employees were overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expedite hiring practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Deceptively Bad Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Truthfully there are a large number of highly motivated, very intelligent, and incredibly friendly staff working here. The organizational mission is very significant, and most of the younger staff seem to be dedicated to their work and making a difference. In other words, this is a typical DC non-profit. Compensation is competitive, but not amazing. Resources for professional development are available, and, for the staff which have the support of management, gaining new professional skills and talents is encouraged.

    Cons

    Management.
    -There is tremendous infighting amongst the various tiers of management within the organization. Personal rivalries which are stoked by the inane matrix organizational structure of the organizations abound amongst key stakeholders in various different (and often critical) organizational activities. It can be impossible to get anything accomplished if you are not incredibly adept at navigating the political mine-field that is current leadership at the director level.
    -Passive aggressive employees. There are a lot of these at here, and they show their fangs at unpleasant times. There is also a significant amount of territorialism surrounding important organizational issues (a website re-design, for instance) that makes it impossible for the truly motivated and solution oriented staff to make the type of impact that they would want to.
    -A culture that is unforgiving of difference: I have to say this, and it is unusual for a DC non-profit: keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. Even though this is DC, just having what would normally be considered a mundane and run-of-the-mill conversation about politics can be grounds for termination if the wrong person over hears you. Watch your six, and keep your head down around upper management. The people that tend to get ahead are overly outgoing and fakely pleasant without offering much in terms of substantive ideas or work ethic. In this organization, personality, politics, and proximity to power are the keys to promotion.
    -Funding environment is drying up: with the exception of a few teams, the recession has hit this organization hard. They are facing an increasingly competitive funding market with increasingly decreasing prospects on growth. There is an unwillingness amongst the organization to think creatively about how to grow the organization outside of traditional government agency funded programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct a re-org that make the organization function *better* instead of clobbering random, seemingly uncateogrizable teams together in your already malfunctioning matrix organization structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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