Gift Of Life Donor Program Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
12 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.9
12 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Howard M. Nathan
3 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great mission, incompetent leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest positive is being able to help people who are facing challenges and some of the worst times in their lives.

    Cons

    Leadership in my department was incompetent and disappointing. I do not feel resources are used well, and talented employees are not invested in. Issues with management and staff are not addressed.

  2. Good mission, good people, not so good management.

    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission. Coworkers are good people - there is a team atmosphere. Nice perks like Thanksgiving lunch, holiday party, employee of the month, etc.

    Cons

    Management is either completely hands off or else micromanaging. No room to move up. Staff turns over a lot. The hours can be hard depending on your job.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in good staff rather than constantly rehiring.

  3. Up and Down...Good and bad....black & white.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tissue Recovery Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tissue Recovery Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great service to the public....I really felt I was helping out and doing good

    Cons

    Culture and values don't translate to the average worker. You basically give up having a social or family life.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is a mixed bag between tyranical and benevolent. Never know what to expect

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great first job experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly people and decent perks

    Cons

    The management shifted a few times so keeping everything organized got a bit stressful

  6. Totally surprised by the culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Division
    Current Employee - Clinical Division

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No organization can top the success of this company, saving lives every single day. The benefits were top notch.

    Cons

    I have to agree with another reviewer in that, the job you go there for is the job you leave with. There is no opportunity to transfer or get on a different career path.

    The major challenge is the management. Management is clearly unskilled in managing and working with people but skilled in "cracking the whip" with severe micromanagement and favoritism. Most of the managers have been there a long time but the line staff continues to turn over at an alarming rate. The constant turnover was a major red flag for me, my first couple of months on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your turnover rate and the reasons why people leave on a revolving basis, expressed in the exit interviews. If different people are saying the same thing - it's time for management to take action. Too many great people with great skills keeping leaving your organization and you seem to not understand why. The staff keeps telling you but no changes are made. So much more could be accomplished in this great work with a strategic adjustment in leadership.

  7. Fantastic mission but very anti-employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Division
    Current Employee - Clinical Division

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unbelievable mission - saving lives. Well respected nationally. Successful.

    Cons

    Directors and managers have been the same crew for many many years and they are 100% self-interested. Employees are treated like enemy much of the time. It's them vs. staff. HR has same approach, too. I've watched great employees leave and no fallout for directors. Staff are expendable. Take job as it is or lump it.

    Advice to Management

    Management was shocked to see "best places to work" internal survey showed horrific results. Two years in a row. They need to clean house and get new blood in management STAT.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Does great work but could use some help internally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization saves peoples lives every single day, lots of friendly colleagues, impressive benefits package. A lot of departments have a laid back approach and allow their employees to flourish and own their work. The clinical department really has their act together and what they do is extraordinarily impressive.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management - it seems that people are Directors not because of their knowledge and experience but because they've been there for a long time, extremely ineffective human resources department. If you are looking for an hr position I would run. Lack of career opportunities, once you are in that's it, that's your role until you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up senior management. Pay attention to feedback from employees and implement programs that would up employee satisfaction (i.e., relaxed summer dress code)

  9. Helpful (2)

    A place to donate not to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospital Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Hospital Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful facility to work in. Chance to work for and organization that is doing allot of good.

    Cons

    Lots of early mornings and late nights. Hours required to be effective far exceed what is recommended. Training was not job specific.

    Advice to Management

    When there is excessive turn around in one department the problem is probably the way in which it is being run.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience. long hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transplant Coordinator (RN) in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Transplant Coordinator (RN) in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to contribute. Great autonomy when your experienced. Knowledge you gain is priceless. Tight community that socializes well.

    Cons

    Inconsistent with protocols. Some management are cool, some are difficult to work with. Obsessed with numbers rather than process. Senior management get paid astronomical ammounts.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other OPO's and stop thinking your the best.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Overall, the most unprofessional organization I have ever encountered.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Hospital Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits are good--403b matching is great, however, requires five years to be vested. Lots of company holidays including Christmas, Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving and the day after.

    Cons

    The directors and senior management are in place because they have been there since the beginning not because they are qualified or able. It is an organization that has grown quickly in size but has not adapted to a professional organization. Very little direction or support. The turn over rate is atrocious and average of one year is generous. Many very early mornings and late nights are required.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource human resources to a third party. Employees need to be able to speak with HR confidentially not have the conversation regurgitated to management and then have employees be penalized for it. Value your employees. If you treat employees like they are easily replaceable then then you will be continually replacing them.

Gift Of Life Donor Program Photos

Gift Of Life Building

+ Add Photo

Work at Gift Of Life Donor Program? Share Your Experiences

Gift Of Life Donor Program

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.