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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsUnited Way dwarfs it's closest human service competitors in terms of amount raised, the number of professional staff and volunteers, relationships with corporations, and geographic footprint. As such, it has a lot influence over the sector at large. Employees often find themselves elbow to elbow with the best and the brightest corporate leaders.

ConsSenior executives don't challenge the CEO and have a hard time sticking to a plan. Culture of consensus makes it slow/difficult to advance ideas.

Advice to Senior Management-The movie didn't start when you got here.
-Pretend you have no staff, no budget and no time and try to get your work done. Oh wait, you don't have to pretend.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not your typical nonprofit organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at United Way


    Pros: Because of it's international reach and size, UW provides better than average resources than most nonprofits. It's a great way to connect… Cons: Definitely lots of hierarchy in the leadership structure because it functions very corporate-like. Lots of very structured process… Advice to Senior Management: Engage with your employees all the way down the line. I… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to work

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at United Way full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The work is rewarding and leadership is willing to seek… Cons: Too much work; too little resources. Typical for a nonprofit… Advice to Senior Management: Ensure upper management and leadership receives the training they need… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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