Neighborhood Centers

  www.neighborhoodcenters.org
  www.neighborhoodcenters.org
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Former Employee - Specialist, Manager, Coordinator in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Specialist, Manager, Coordinator in Houston, TX

I worked at Neighborhood Centers full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

This non-profit organization excels in overall operations and in accomplishing its mission. The work standard is excellence. Paired with a good manager/supervisor- you will have the opportunity to learn much and make a huge difference for individuals and the community.

Cons

Re-organization occured often, new management fractured the excellent HS program previously operated by the organization, some departments were toxic, upper management was fierce!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consistency in ......management/leadership practices, leadership training for management/leadership staff, system to seek/analyze/take action with- employee feedback.

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    On the surface you're cared for, but management philosophies are a joke.

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    Former Employee - Feel Good About Working At A Nonprofit At Another Nonprofit in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Feel Good About Working At A Nonprofit At Another Nonprofit in Houston, TX

    I worked at Neighborhood Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay well above an average nonprofit.
    If you work 'in the field', away from upper management and directly with the clients, you get much more out of it.

    Cons

    Within the support services, people operate under fear. "What am I going to be yelled at for next?" They say they have 'open doors' and you can have a frank discussion, but it's not true. Typically most upper management manipulate what you say and turn themselves into the victim. The ones that have realistic viewpoints don't ever seem to speak up.
    And it's not because of lack of talent. There are amazing managers and directors that are being squandered and becoming powerless by the day. Good luck to the good people. It's becoming more obvious to outsiders that mismanagement of good talent and disillusional leadership that think they know it all are bringing down the whole organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee moral IS important - communicate fast and often. Be transparent. Know that there is good talent being squandered, and stop the hypocracy immediately. If you have half-day sessions on 'owning things and taking responsibility', don't halt projects and criticize efforts because you don't take the time to brainstorm or help flush out the idea.
    Sure, you may get what you want if you put fear into people to get it, but you will get so much more if you believe in people and treat them as equals instead. Manage the projects, stop micromanaging the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers

    Pros

    Fair treatment and equal respect. Promoting a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Encourage and support higher education for non-college degreed staff.
    Diverse environment.
    Can uplift your sense of charity and community services.
    There's a lot more in this 100 y.o. non-profit organization.

    Cons

    It's not for those who are not laid-back type of person.
    Salary is non-competitive. It's non-profit, and limited by projects, funding programs.
    For high-degree pursuit or career advancement, you have to hang in there for a long while.

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