Resources For Human Development

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Could be a great company...could be

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of great and very talented people. Somehow RHD finds ways to attract great talent. Holding on to them though, a different story.

Cons

Young leaders are often discouraged and looked down upon as if good leaders have to have grey hair and 40+ years of experience in their fields. Management is anything but - mostly comprised of people who've been around forever; not really managers in any sense, just tenured. Lots of dysfunction in areas that tend to be worry-free for better managed companies, like payroll, HR, and IT. For a non-profit, they spend a lot of money settling lawsuits and disputes...probably more per capita than a for-profit of the same size, which is proof of general mismanagement. Benefits are a joke...between that and wage tax, combined with the fact that you'll earn less than you would in the same position at another company, it's east to understand why turnover is so high overall. It's why I left...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reinvent yourselves, seriously. Given your size the struggles you have with basic business functions are proof of a need for total evolution. You're dug in and immovable; find younger leaders to help you reach your next level or you'll find yourself continuing to face the backsides of better managed competitors.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Best of times, worst of times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring service mission, generous Paid Time Off, work with many caring and hard working people, unique culture, creative thinking (in some areas)

    Cons

    Going through cost and program cutting phase, management actions don't always match values, many uncertainties, no match toward retirement saving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-examine the corporation's economic model; consider seeking external consultation on future growth and direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A surreal work experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development full-time

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with, excellent team environment, collaborative. Flexible schedule. Good work/life balance. Some chances of advancement, depending on your position. Company is open to new ideas and suggestions from employees, creativity is encouraged. Open culture, everyone is approachable.

    Cons

    Upper management clings to an outdated business model in a show of allegiance to the founder and previous CEO, much to the detriment of the advancement of the company. They do not learn from their financial mistakes. Money is wasted hand over fist on projects that are poorly planned and executed, then more money is wasted trying to make it right. They do not know when to let go of really expensive projects, cut their losses, and find something else. Rampant backdoor politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate standard business practices, don't be afraid of change, some centralization is necessary to keep control of spending and to keep things in line, as well as protecting the company and its assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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