Global Impact

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Global Impact Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
7 Reviews
3.6
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growing global philanthropy, together

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Impact full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tremendous charity alliance, experts with international experience, knowledge and acumen, all have the heart to change the world together.

    Cons

    So much to do, while organization tries to be fiscally responsible, sometimes we're all stretched thin. We do band together and share bandwith when possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue engaging employees, tap to their strengths, and encourage. We love working here for a reason. Maintain the open communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great new culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Global Impact full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic new CEO has breathed life into what was a tough environment. New teams are being formed and a shift is happening that is positive and collaborative. People at enjoying their work and each other while working towards a common goal.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment is not for everyone. People are stretched in their current roles and competing priorities is the norm for every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some executives seem disconnected to the overall mission and less focused on the needs of the future and employees. The old regime still lingers in the air. Eradicate it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worthy mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Impact

    Pros

    The organization's mission was the best part of working there.

    Cons

    no room for advancement for most employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Much better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Global Impact full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * The new President & CEO is a good leader, approachable and creates a good environment.
    * The organization has a great mission.
    * I am able to help some great charities and people in need
    * The day to day work is diverse
    * Most of the folks working here really care about what they are doing
    * The location in old town Alexandria is nice

    Cons

    * Fast paced and demanding environment.
    * Can't always immediately see the product of your work.
    * In the past, leadership created a challenging work environment. I've been here for a few years now and a lot has changed for the better in just the past few months. Many of the issues/problems that have been mentioned in other reviews have gone away. Still a very busy place, but the environment is much improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to tap the potential of your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    This is the first job where I have actually sat at my desk and cried from choosing this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Global Impact

    Pros

    They hire you fast and present a great place to work.

    Cons

    Communication:
    I've actually been given tasks by a Project Manager of a team and had my supervisor tell me that I should have been doing something different. I actually got lectured. The supervisor knows the PM, yet never communicated with them. So I was stuck in the middle between my supervisor and the PM.

    Work/Life Balance:
    There is none. If you come here, expect to work from sun up to sun down with no breaks. There was no mention of this in my interviews. I was told it was a straight 9 to 5 gig.

    Turnover:
    The turnover rate when I started was 30%, but it is more like 70% now since two directors including the Director of Marketing, as well as a VP. The most tenured person in the Marketing department has been here two years.

    Employee Morale:
    The morale of the company is extremely low due to all the preceding factors. The only person who thinks otherwise is upper management, also the boss for all those directors who mysteriously resigned. People are truly unhappy, but scared to talk to HR, who also reports to upper management. So many conflicts of interests there.

    Job Duties:
    My job duties have changed to administrative assistant with a degree, despite what I was actually hired to do. Be careful when pointing that out, otherwise they will politely give you a 500-page book about "change" in workplace and show you how to be a “team player.” There are also lots of supervisors who will take credit for your ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have never worked at a company where so many employees are overworked, overlooked, and neglected. It truly is a sad to see the employees so defeated, especially for a company whose mission is "Assuring Help for People in Need." The truth is happy employees will bring in revenue and ensure a thriving future. They will want to give 110% when they aren't being mistreated. I hope the recent resignations of key people gives insight to how desperately a change needs to come for the future success of this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Impact pros and cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Global Impact

    Pros

    Good benefits. Freedom, at least in some positions (depending on your manager), to learn and grow. Opportunities to take classes to develop your skills.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth and development. Lack of excitement and challenge in a lot of the work areas. Fear of trying new things. Environment not very supportive. Employee respect and appreciation at a minimum. Lack of team unity (in some departments).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better understanding and appreciation for your employees and the support necessary to do the work required. Facilitate a more energized work environment; one based on innovation and creativity. Create more opportunities to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Glossy Exterior, Mismanaged Interior

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Impact

    Pros

    the work is exciting, the employees are engaging and the business itself is really an interesting and emerging business. This makes for a neat job.

    Cons

    poor organizational leadership, no employee appreciation program/effort, extremely risk adverse and therefore unable to respond to the market, stale work environment, if it's not great- it's not good enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ a stronger employee recognition program, cut down the need to formalize everything, allow mid-level managers the opportunity to lead and make mistakes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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