SourceAmerica

  www.sourceamerica.org
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3 people found this helpful  

Great job security

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Great people
Friendly
Great pay for a non-profit

Cons

Some HR issues are not managed well.
Pay could be a little better considering the hard work people put in.
Benefits used to be great, but have been going down (much like other companies)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clear disciplinary action should be put in place and followed.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Too much burocracy, too political

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at SourceAmerica

    Pros

    At times this can be a friendly envionment and offers more flexibility than the average corporate job in terms of one's work schedule. Job stability in an unstable world is probably the biggest benefit you get by working here. Many are also motivated by the mision of this workplace, but not everyone is here for that. This also seems to be a good place for people that were put out to pasture from a previous business or military career. You can come in at a high salary, collect good benefits, work less than you would at the equivalent corporate or military job. So if you are looking for a second career this may be a good place for that. Younger up and coming employes that need good experience to be able to increase their value in the marketplace will not get that here.

    Cons

    Company is stuck in the 50's, the mindset can be extremely hostile, controlling, focusing on issues that don't matter, zero creative thinking. This is a very stifling non-progressive environment . (Keep in mind we are talking about Federal Contracting.) You learn zero marketable BUSINESS skills as this place is all about politics, politics, politics and paperwork. All promotions are handled on a favoritism basis, so if you are good at sucking up and being a yes man, this is your place. Another problem is some of the customers you work with have zero skills or worse initiative to do anything on their own and so expect you to do all and be all for them. A lot of insane and irrational thinking occurs here very easily and management tends not to investigate or dig into any of the crazy claims made here and often throw employees under the bus (think expendable pawn.) Front line worker is loaded up with hostility and meaningless mind numbing non value added gruntwork, and managers do everything they can to cover their behinds and not solve any of the ineffeciencies. Managers often take the good ideas of the employees and claim them as their own and offer no recognition for the same. There is a lot of two-faced back stabbing. Also pay for average employees is a bit low. It is hard to make ends met and have to deal with the hostility, insanity, politics, burocracy, being taken for granted, used, and ground down all at once and not be able to buy a home or even have kids because your pay is too low. Not much to look forward to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone that has not worked in a normal productive corporate environment for at least 3 years should not work at NISH. Too many people here are a product of their environment and have been living in an insulated time capsule with zero exposure to the way the rest of the world works today in 2010. And how could you if you have been working in a 100% political environment for 20+ years that has no need to keep up with the rest of the world. These types of folks get in everybody's way and have no interest in outcomes and solving problems in an efficient, rational manner. Promote people more easily, stop creating so many road blocks to recognition. Here you have to sell your soul to the devil just to get a small ounce of recognition, a small pat on the back (very demoralizing.) Also, lose the arrogant I am the center of the universe attitude. Those that are in the DC environment have no clue how far behind the rest of the world they are and display frequent arrogance in their dealings with other regions of the country. Show the employees that you care about them by promoting them, protecting them when needed, recognizing their talents. Lose the old school higherarchical way of thinking.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    never ever ever work here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hell (Norway)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hell (Norway)

    I have been working at SourceAmerica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    none absolutely nothing none none

    Cons

    All I want to do is just say what the person below said who said never work here.

    This is a toxic environment, full of fear. Fear rules this organization, and yes every possible dysfunction that can exist in a workplace is here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is beyond saving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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