Families Usa Foundation

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Families Usa Foundation Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
4 Reviews
4.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Part time intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Families Usa Foundation

    Pros

    Great intern support structure and it's really important work.

    Cons

    Not the friendliest or most social work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Families Usa Foundation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -hard working people
    -the staff is full of genuine, competent, motivated, brilliant go-getters working to make a different in the health arena
    -flexible schedule
    -good work/life balance
    -embraces creativity
    -a place where you enjoy getting up and going into work every day

    Cons

    -communication between the very higher-ups and the lowest on the totem pole could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep creating an environment where people enjoy sharing ideas and bringing things to the table

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good place to intern.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - (I Can't Say Which, They'll Know IT Was Me ) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - (I Can't Say Which, They'll Know IT Was Me ) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Families Usa Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    Work is usually interesting if you're interested in health care issues, or social justice issues at the very least. Otherwise, it's not worth applying, they always ask in interviews what specifically interests you about the position.

    Supervisors care about your progress. There are intern check in meetings every couple weeks/month, and you're expected to talk about what's going well/badly in your internship.

    Supervisors understand that, as an intern, you won't be there forever, and are glad to critique your resume and recommend people you might be able to network with.

    They hire both college graduates and non-graduates as interns, and pay them. ($9.50/hr, DC minimum wage.) Default internship schedule is for 3-4 months, but if both you and them agree that things are going well, they'll keep you on for another few months if you want.

    Cons

    Work varies a fair amount depending on the position. Communications interns, for example, have a clear list of tasks they need to do most days, while other interns have the freedom to work on a wider variety of things, but need to make the effort to stay in close contact with their supervisors about where they are in their projects, in order to stay fully integrated in the work of their department and get the most out of the internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive experience for an intern learning professional environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Families Usa Foundation

    Pros

    -extremely open, friendly group of people
    -team-work valued immensely
    -creativity appreciated, input welcome at all levels of hierarchy
    -positive environment for personal growth

    Cons

    -subtle, slightly cliquish internal culture
    -efficiency of workplace, particularly amongst other employees, is sometimes questionable
    -not a good place to work for introverted people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management of Families USA is one of the better examples for non-profit management in the area, although there is little communication between the highest level employees and the lowest level interns.

    Recommends

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