Wounded Warrior Project

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Now I'm Wounded

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Wounded Warrior Project full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
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Doesn't Recommend
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Pros

Warriors and their families are amazing!

Cons

There is no way they are the top non-profit to work for. If you have an opinion and a brain, don't bother - they want people who will blindly follow.

Advice to Management

You aren't paying attention to the right people - your worker bees. Your EVP's suck and some don't have any integrity whatsoever. Learn a little integrity!

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  1. The Cause and Mission Make It All Worth It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wounded Warrior Project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people you work with and for, especially the warriors and their families. Great opportunities and exposure to amazing experiences around the country. Ability to be part of a company that is growing and changing which you can have a part in shaping the future of.

    Cons

    Lots of travel and long hours. Some of the management plays favorites. If you aren't in the "popular" group, your life can be very difficult. Some people in positions that they shouldn't be in just because of who they know and how long they have been with the organization.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wounded Warrior Project full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The mission is great. At the "troop" level, you get to do a lot of things and have the freedom (sort of) to get the job done. There is a lot of autonomy, but it comes at a price. The people I work with are some of the hardest working people I have ever met.

    Cons

    There is the constant fear that at any moment you're about to be fired. Those at the top haven't worked at the ground level as it is today and the feeling is that they think we are all a bunch of idiots. There are no policies or guidelines on purpose so you are not restricted in your decision making and your ability to empower warriors, but as the company grows, the procedures keep getting changed and modified. What was okay yesterday, is not today and you may or may not be aware of it. You "step in it" all the time. There are employee departures every week. You work long, long hours and travel all the time. The travel cannot be over estimated. The toll it takes on every other aspect of your life is huge. It would be a great job if you didn't always feel the hammer was about to fall on you. Accountability is one thing, but micromanaging is the norm and I don't understand that when everyone is so busy at all levels. You are told they encourage push back, they welcome feedback. This has gotten many people fired. They've also gone to an HR model that does not allow for managers to get raises unless the scope of the job changes. Subordinates will eventually out earn the managers. How can a job be so satisfying and so miserable at the same time?

    Advice to Management

    If you try to give advice, you will most likely be fired. The feeling on the bottom is that the top is too narcissistic and ego driven to listen to what any of us has to say. If you voice a concern you will become a target. If management puts this much trust in their employees and makes them go through such a stringent hiring process, give them credit for having a brain and doing their jobs without making them feel like they are bad children who need reprimanding all the time. The Culture of Discipline IS the Culture of Fear, yet you keep denying this exists. Trust your people. Listen to them. Don't be so quick to judge them. Those at the bottom are at the mercy of those above them. If they're on someone's bad side, look out. You have lost, and are going to lose, many, many good people and it's a real shame.


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