Jobs for the Future
2.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.jff.org Boston, MA 50 to 149 Employees

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Marlene B. Seltzer

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jobs for the Future as an intern for less than a year

ProsEasy and relaxed atmosphere, people often came in to work later in the day and left early, there were many office parties, and team building exercises like trips islands around Boston. Great experience for internships and such for younger hires. Solid entry level salary at 50k

ConsPeople move rather slowly but they are thorough, ironically it is hard to move up without a Masters here

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Extremely Dysfunctional Organization with an Excellent Mission

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Jobs for the Future full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunity to travel
Networking
Promotions/salary increases
Opportunity to publish
True commitment to mission

ConsAmazingly high turnover (print the staff list today & check again in 6 months, you'll see)
Poor work-life balance
Nepotism is out of this world
Top-heavy management
Poor accountability/passing the buck
Culture encourages overworking

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider whether or not you're the best person for your own job. If you're a terrible manager, don't manage people. If you have no interest in meeting deadlines, allow your employees more latitude to do the work. And for pete's sake, stop firing people who actually do the work and put certain long-term employees on performance improvement plans. JFF is like a roach. No matter what happens, how budgets get screwed up, it will survive. For the record, that's not 100% complimentary.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I felt very respected by the staff.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jobs for the Future as an intern

ProsPeople seemed to like each other and there was a strong sense of mission.

ConsIt was an intense environment and people worked very hard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Program Director (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Jobs for the Future full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood salaries
Ability to travel all of the US
Most people knowledgeable about their work
The mission

ConsThe senior management
Poor career pathways
Top-heavy salary and management structure
Extremely disorganized as an organization
Did I mention senior management?

Advice to Senior ManagementStop handsomely rewarding yourselves for a job that is not done. Not meeting the requirements of funders and stakeholders and not taking responsibility at the senior level is unacceptable. Stop terminating lower-level employees and take a look in the mirror if you want to know why the organization is failing. Finally, quit gifting yourselves with 5-figure bonuses. . Que diablo!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor use of resources and poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jobs for the Future

ProsFlexible schedules, good benefits, good pay, good mission

ConsDoes not use funds well--senior management is in some cases very poor. People are promoted to management positions without having any human management experience, just project management. As a result, there are some really bad mangers who cannot work with other people, and no work is done to correct or develop these people as managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great mission with lack of focus

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jobs for the Future full-time

ProsSmart and dedicated employees, great employee benefits.

ConsPoor work / life balance and management

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The overall experience was awful.

Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Jobs for the Future

ProsThe company has Great benefits.

ConsManagement are very political and have not respect for the regular employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be fair to all employees regarless of their position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding Company Mission, ineffectual senior leadership

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Jobs for the Future

ProsThe company mission
the passion of the employees for the work being done

ConsSenior Leadership is completely out-of-touch with the rest of the employees
Senior Leadership salaries grow while the rest of the employees salaries are stagnant

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Leadership needs to connect and listen to employees
Senior Leadership needs to worry less about their salaries and more about the financial "health" of the employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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