United Way

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Very good experience

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Former Employee - Chief Development Officder in Lawrenceville, NJ
Former Employee - Chief Development Officder in Lawrenceville, NJ

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

Pros

Great Mission and Values, good work/life balance, good pay and benefits, as much training as you want or need. Very professional work atmosphere.

Cons

Sometimes you have to overcome bad press from years ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fundraising needs to be the main priority in order for the needs to be met.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great people, poorly run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are some great people here, and they're all really passionate about their work. The work-life balance is pretty good, with flexible schedules, WFH policy, and compressed work week options. You get 2 hours of volunteer time per week, as well. The office is right in old town Alexandria, by the water, which is pretty hard to beat.

    Cons

    Everything moves very slowly here, as it's a big company that's been around for a long time. The benefits aren't great other than some of the work-life balance stuff, and the HR department leaves a lot to be desired. C-level execs seem out of touch with the needs of their employees as well as the needs of the field. In fact, I saw the CEO for the first time after 6 months of working here, making an appearance at our internal fundraising campaign. Your typical non-profit downside of lower salaries applies. High turnover makes it tough to keep projects moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved in knowing and interacting with the employees, and making decisions that invest in your workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company truly values its employees' contributions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at United Way part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Laidback and friendly atmosphere
    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Welcoming of creativity and innovation

    Cons

    -Since it's a non-profit, it is lower paying and may not have the best employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you're doing. When you make your employees feel like they're all a part of the mission and welcome their suggestions and ideas like you do, you really make this a fantastic place to work. That's exactly what you've done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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