Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition

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Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
5 Reviews
3.7
5 Reviews
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Sharmain Matlock-Turner
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  1.  

    A good learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Project in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Project in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Since the internship was unpaid, they made an effort to provide us with good experience and networking. I felt that I was able to make a difference for the programs I worked with. Co-workers, both interns and employees, were welcoming and friendly. The CEO, Sharmain, takes a personal interest in your work and really cares about your professional development. A great place to learn and gain experience by doing meaningful work.

    Cons

    The lack of payment can make it hard if you have to pay for your commute. The intern manager had to stop working for personal reasons, which made access to our supervisor more difficult. This should be rectified on the next go-around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone to manage the interns, which I believe was already in the process of being fixed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nonprofit with Corporate Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Good work for the community,
    You learn a lot about the needs in Philadelphia
    Good connections for future work

    Cons

    Not much transparency between upper management and employees
    A lot of politics behind the scenes
    No career path for hard workers
    You got to know the right people in management to progress
    Most of department efforts go to a select group of people in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture your talent and give incentive to grow
    Release some of the control for the better if the entire organization
    Play fair - if other people are doing the work allow them to share in the credit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I love this organization!

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

    I have been working at Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere at UAC is wonderful and friendly. There is a sense of family here and it is always a pleasure to come to work here. There is seldom any problems when it comes to fellow workers.

    Cons

    For me there are none. When I say that there are no cons, by that I mean as a part time worker when I start my afternoon, I am prepared for whatever the rest of the day may bring. I am the first line of defense and I am good at what I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at this office does not come any better. From the meetings to celebrating a birthday, a birth to assisting the other programs that are linked to management in this office the management team handles each situation professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition

    Pros

    Lots of networking opportunities here

    Cons

    Not a lot of funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  6.  

    overall it is a great place to start but is lacking in various areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition

    Pros

    you an take time off and it is totally okay. There are mostly older people working in the offices and they are very nice it has a strong family vibe

    Cons

    In non -profit people can tend to become lazy and not seek opportunities to make company better
    fiscal department can be all over the place
    compensation can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there should be more training and opportunities for advancement. fiscal should meet with programs to be on the same page

    Approves of CEO

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