Junior Achievement USA Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Junior Achievement USA President and CEO Jack E. Kosakowski
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  1. AWESOME

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

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands down the best company I have ever worked for. I love my job!!!!

    Cons

    I have no con's here!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lack of trust from top down....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The programs really could work if done correctly and the national organization is trying hard to move into the 21st Century...

    Cons

    The CEO doesn't understand the concept of trust, no one is willing to acknowledge organizational weaknesses and so they will never move. Are currently down 10 employees -- and they only ever have 25. Have lost all the development staff since and some of those positions had turned over 2-3 times in the last year. Also loosing a lot of program staff. Two regions are totally without program managers.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to succeed, quit thinking you are the only ones who know how to do things.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Bookkeeper / Special Events and Program Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Jackson, MI

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like working for non-profits. The variety of projects are a challenges.

    Cons

    Communication between president and employees need improvement. Her timing is always notice and cannot plan ahead. Example: I usually work 9 -3:30 than same day ask to 9 to 5pm for 6 six weeks, than out of the blue comes into the office and ask me "why are you here your hours at 9 to 3 pm. President is a micro manager and you have to do it her way.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more proactive, and to delicate your load with the micromanagement. Learn to communicate your thoughts more clearly. Allow your employees to write, speak and do their responsibility. without your demeaning attitude.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stressful but under paid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Junior Achievement USA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The ideas and lessons taught to children are invaluable.

    Cons

    The tenets of organization are wonderful but the lessons taught to children are not practiced in house. The low salary makes for a very frustrating environment. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn from the lessons taught to kids and realize qualified staff cannot work there due to low pay.


  6. Fun to work there

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Teacher in Chestertown, MD
    Former Employee - Student Teacher in Chestertown, MD

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supplied necessary materials Great Volunteer Experience

    Cons

    Kind of left me on my own to figure out what to do, I was okay with it though


  7. Great organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All of the employees and supervisors are very friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Non-profit, can mean low pay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Driven by quantity over quality diminishing program effectiveness.

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

    I worked at Junior Achievement USA

    Pros

    Flexible work days as long as goals are accomplished and achieved.

    Cons

    Management disconnected from reality. Goals are unrealistic and outreach is driven by quantity not quality.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and follow the implementation standards.


  9. Wonderful and exciting

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  10. Workload is overwhelming.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL

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

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

    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 Management

    Treat your employees with more respect.


  11. A great program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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