Junior Achievement USA

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Junior Achievement USA Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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Junior Achievement USA EVP,COO and President, Junior Achievement USA Jack E. Kosakowski
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  1.  

    Wonderful and exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working remote. I had the flexibility to focus on the key objectives and get support from the board members.

    Cons

    Always keeping up with the demand of our programs and getting volunteers to teach the programs.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Overall ok experience at JA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA as an intern

    Pros

    What they are trying to do at JA is great. the programs are well created and the staff really love what they do.

    Cons

    the company is poorly run and ver ineffective. as a non profit it is important to make sure that things are run smoothly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Workload is overwhelming.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The programs have a deep impact on young lives.

    Very dedicated volunteers who come from every possible industry.

    Cons

    Expectations are too excessive.

    Senior management makes way too much and many are two faced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A wonderful company with a great program!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Valparaiso, IN

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Very flexible
    Make your own schedule
    Work with kids
    Improve leadership, time management, and communication skills.

    Cons

    Part-time
    High students can be difficult and not take you seriously
    Trying to set up times with teacher's can be difficult when they don't get back to you
    Trying to find volunteers to teach in the classrooms can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA

    Pros

    dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed

    Cons

    work load can be difficult to maintain

  7.  

    Good Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Education Director in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Education Director in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, fun environment, meet new people often, lots of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Some weekend work due to benefits/banquets/fundraising events, some travel required to events and volunteer trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish my organization was a little more organized internally. More training for new employees, more board member involvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    JA NY - great people who care about kids

    It was, for the most part, a good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President of Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Part of a terrific organization
    Working to benefit the lives of local children

    JA rides the line between traditional nonprofit and corporate work, and enabled me to grow significantly in my knowledge and understanding of both work worlds.

    Cons

    Divided office - program team and development team don't work as closely as they should.
    Finger pointing between teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent leadership who are transforming the organization

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

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A mission oriented nonprofit that is well managed and focused on helping kids reach their potential.

    Cons

    As a franchise organization there are discrepancies between area offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to transform the organization and keep our mission at the center of all we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where Happiness Goes To Die

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get a nice polo

    Cons

    Disrespectful of its employees, mismanagement of funds, lack of foresight, turnover, misogyny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wearing burnt orange and pulling your pants so high. No one likes you, nor respects you. People don't leave because they want more money, they leave because every second of working under an umbrella of two individuals who can't locate their own a****** is like murdering 10,000 puppies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great goals & curriculum to help students prepare the world of work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager
    Current Employee - Development Manager

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping students - mission. Excellent curriculum. Has potential if reorganized with professional, creative thought leaders, visionaries. Many part time positions nice for parents with young children or people not working for income. Nice organization for recent grads. Many managers & directors don't have college degrees.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management and policies between districts. No teamwork. No chance of training, minimal chance of career advancement. Outdated rules/structure. Low pay even for non profits. Districts, states, nation territorial in regard to fundraising. Not as flexible as it would seem or as advertised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals and trust them to do the job at hand. Encourage and embrace creative problem solving. Move forward. Take risks. Would benefit from a national campaign to grow awareness. Seem to be in an identity crisis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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