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Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
16 Reviews

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16 Reviews
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    Great mission, Needs work on salary and employee relations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    MADD's mission is one just about anyone can get behind. To stop drunk driving and educate parents and teens on the effects of underage drinking. There are great programs and opportunities to get experience educating others in this organization, whether you work for the National group or an affiliate. There is opportunity for flexible work scheduling, which is a plus.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, pay is on the low end, and sometimes in the affiliate offices, things are run a little slip shod. It really depends on the Executive Director and the location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    National should ensure that Executive Directors and leaders at their affiliate offices are well trained. Affiliate offices leaders should ensure that new employees and existing employees are kept up to date on training as well. Communication lines should be kept open between leadership and staff. Sometimes employees are promoted without additional training in supervision, and this can sometimes lead to issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Paralegal/ Advocate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Advocate Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Advocate Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Although this position was an internship, the opportunity for extensive legal training was offered to help better serve clients that were victims of drunken drivers and rendered opportunities for exposure with multiple agencies that are affilliates of the company.

    Cons

    One of the greatest challenges of the position procreated through maintaining contact for short notices of all parties to appear in court.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice shared with upper management was aiding victims of drunken drivers with replacing lost contents and development for future goals of fund raising projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Officer
    Former Employee - Development Officer

    Pros

    There were tools, and manuals to support some events. A national website, there were teleconferences to assist you with your job. Working for a large non-profit as the benefit of built in name recognition as well as branding.

    Cons

    The company lacked diversity and understanding, as well as having cookie cutter thinking. each city and town is unique and doesn't fit into a specific mold, national did not lend itself to considering the local communities in which they operated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive directors of each local chapter need to be trained better on human resource issues, as well as policies and procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - State Executive Director
    Former Employee - State Executive Director

    Pros

    Meaningful work with great impact, many caring volunteers and staff, and opportunities for great responsibility

    Cons

    Structure limits retention of staff and high-level volunteer leaders (50% state director turnover in 3 yrs); relationship with national office overly hierarchical, often punitive, and discouraging of new ideas or constructive criticism; often competitive fundraising relationship with national office; great people hired but not allowed to fully do their jobs; high turnover forces remaining staff to take on responsibilities not appropriate for their position and it takes a long time to replace staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider further opening the corporate structure, i.e. national getting a percentage of all fundraising, with national acting as a paid consultant/resource for research, training, media etc, with all operating responsibilities maintained at the state level, including a high-level Board with fiduciary responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shamefully disorganized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The organization provides excellent services to those in need.

    Cons

    Worst management team ever. Completely unprofessional in their knowledge of sustaining an NFP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider other forms of revenue outside of walks.

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

    Sad about MADD

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

    Pros

    The state affiliates are hard-working and passionate people.

    Cons

    I'm not so sure that National appreciates the job they do at the State level. They don't show it in supportive decision making. It can take weeks to get anything accomplished. They don't show it financially. All revenue is pooled and not used at the local level that raised it. What a shame that the donors believe it's helping their community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the organization doesn't start expanding the existing programs that work to encompass not only the victim but also the offender, they will never accomplish their mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fullfilling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Victim Advocate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Victim Advocate in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Travel to Dallas, TX for training, helping people, 'easy' office work, travel to different courts in different counties, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Small office and management was poor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stop the MADDness

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Officer  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Development Officer in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Most employees across the States are dedicated to the mission of MADD. MADD's youth programs are the main thing keeping people engaged.

    Cons

    Most employees within the National office are out of touch and place way to much pressure on the States. The National office develops expensive and elaborate programs and then pressure the States to buy all the components of the program so they will receive a kickback. Their is a very small click of National staff members that rule the roast and oust employees Nationwide that don't drink their Kool-Aid. Way to much pressure on fundraising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The National office is completely ineffective with only 2 main people making all decisions causing a huge backlog. This type of management sends the wrong signal to all of the staff across the hardworking States. The National office should support the States financially as promised by the CEO while she was head of Victim Services. Treat everyone equally, how can some States with horrendous fundraising results keep their State Director and Development Director while other States hitting their goals are let go? Quit the obvious favoritism of certain Directors by the National office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Turnover is common at MADD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director
    Former Employee - Regional Director

    Pros

    I joined MADD because I believed in the mission (or what I thought was the mission). I enjoyed working with law enforcement, kids and communities throughout our area. They have a pretty top notch PR firm that rolls out good but expensive programs.

    Cons

    MADD's glory days ended upon the retirement of CEO Hurley. The current National Executive Team is focused its mission mostly on fundraising and power plays from the top to the bottom. If you're looking for career advancement this ain't the place. I worked there for over 5 years and your evaluation was solely determined on how much money every employee brought in from fundraising not the numbers of lives you helped save. This is a high stress organization, do a quick search of their turnover rates online.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the 5K's #'s nationwide and see which way this organization is headed.

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

    Good work experience and great team

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

    Pros

    MADD supports a great cause and has great grassroots support in the community. They are pushing new technologies from manufacturers to prevent an intoxicated individual from starting their vehicle.

    Cons

    There is large opposition from the liquor industry and defense attorneys. Amending laws can prove to be difficult even though DWI problems continue.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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