Enterprise Community Partners

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Enterprise Community Partners Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Program Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues, a lot of team support, a lot of interest in brainstorming new ideas and solutions to affordable housing issues. Many opportunities to move within divisions.

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy, a lot of spinning wheels on ideas that don't move to fruition.


  2. Enjoyed working as a Developer

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    Former Employee - Program Officer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and very good staff Highly skilled and knowledgeable people

    Cons

    limited growth development and adoption of newer technology.


  3. Great culture, great people -mostly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Enterprise Community Partners full-time

    Pros

    So many great minds and people with high ethics

    Cons

    Company is going through a restructuring and some can't see past their noses, difficult time to be there, many great employees are moving on

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so siloed


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  5. Great organization, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work here are very passionate about the mission that the company stands for. The work itself is fun and fulfilling. Vacation and sick pay are generous.

    Cons

    Salary is by far not competitive. I was paid vastly below what others with my job title and location are paid. I was overworked and underpaid, and brought this up repeatedly, but nothing was done about it. Corners are cut to mitigate costs, but frugality comes with the territory of working at a non-profit. Zero room for growth – my role was very cut and dry. No space to take on more responsibilities. Performance feedback should be more proactive and transparent; receiving a dismal performance review after what I thought was a stellar year was very discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your employees are worth, and treat them as such. Do not cut corners to the point that it will impact the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.


  6. Unethical firing practices

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    Former Employee - Operations Director in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The rank and file workers are great people that really care about the mission and their work.

    Cons

    Employment at will, and they will fire you without any notice, warning or feedback whatsoever just before probationary period ends.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your people professionally, and giving employees feedback every step of the way is a good ethical business practice. It may be legal to fire people at the 89th day with no warning or notice, but it certainly is not ethical! If you have to fire someone it should never be a surprise to them if you and your HR are really doing their jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    People stay because of the people and the mission

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission driven, some of the smartest people you could find, culture where people care about each other and often treat each other like family.

    Cons

    "Entrepreneurial" spirit leads to mission creep and lack of focus. Weird competitiveness among senior program leadership is detrimental to the success of the overall organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to consultants and and listen to some of the lower-level managers who understand and care about the best wishes of the organization.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Clean House at Top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good mission. Solid benefits. Some smart people.

    Cons

    Most SVPs and CEOs can't make decisions. Only care about their agendas. Just a bunch of egos beating others down who are courageous enough to speak up.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. You are your own worst enemy. Hold people accountable for poor behavior. You will continue to lose good talent.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Administrative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, wonderful benefits and pay. Some pretty great friendships made in my years of service.

    Cons

    If you are administrative staff don't expect to be promoted often. Not much room to grow in that category. Get ready to be marginalized and looked over. Doesn't matter how many years of service you have your job could be gone in a moment. There have been some wonderful staff people let go for budget purposes!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your administrative staff better. Allow for better growth in the company for these hard working staff members. Make sure they are treated as part of the team, especially if they are remote.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Going from cubicles to open space even more of a disaster than the original offices-to-cubicles disaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good location. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very poor physical work environment. An excellent story from the Washington Post and other reliable sources recently noted studies showing numerous drawbacks of open-space arrangements--less work done and more ill people. Research has shown time and again that workers get less done in open-plan offices and that colds, flus, etc. spread much more readily in such environments too. The benefits in building camaraderie simply mask the negative effects on work performance. Not good.

    Advice to Management

    Open spaces are destroying the workplace. Help your employees to be able to be more productive, happy and stay healthier and admit your errors in the physical design arena. The millennials that work there don't know how good we had it before. They do not know any better and think it's "normal" and "ok" in such an environment. Is that really the best you can do? Customers and employees deserve better. Columbia is not New York City, where office rent is outrageous. All of this his applies to Enterprise Community Investment also.


  11. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise Community Partners full-time

    Pros

    Socially motivated enterprise. Great people, great benefits.

    Cons

    Varies by department. Generally speaking the company is not growing and few ever leave willingly, so not many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More leaders, less managers.



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