March of Dimes

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March of Dimes Reviews in Atlanta, GA

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Pros
  • March of Dimes has a great mission to help save the lives of babies (in 8 reviews)

  • After polio, MOD moved to birth defects, and later to pre-term birth (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance isn't so great, especially around March for Babies season (in 4 reviews)

  • Need to address the high turnover rate, costing the organization millions (in 5 reviews)

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    Primarily just a fundraising organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At the ground level, staff is very committed to the mission and passionate about raising funds and awareness

    Cons

    The March of Dimes actually does very little, they raise funds, skim a large chunk off the top for administration and then pass that money through to others in the form of grants or political advocacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some issues with ethics within the organization with several key individuals misconstruing work that outside entities are doing as "March of Dimes" work. If you're going to give grants, you should collect data to validate the impact of your grant programs and the grants should alignly closely with the msision.

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    Charity is not all its cracked up to be

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    Former Employee - Community Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Community Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at March of Dimes

    Pros

    March of Dimes is a grea tplace to work because you really are making a difference in the lives of familes. By working in the communities you haev an opportunity to meet families that have been affected by the MOD. Also, becuase there is a large focus on public health many employees come away knowing a lot more about maternal and infant healthcare.
    Moreover, working at the March of Dimes forced me to speak in front of groups more often and that in turn imrpoved my public speaking skills. Finally, the company did have decent felixibility for salaried employees.

    Cons

    Constantly fundraising and dealing with new "plans" from management.
    Management was constantly changing tactics or plans to raise money.
    Expectations were often unrealistic, especially in dealing with sales.
    Important changes about the companey were often hidden from employees.Salaries are quite low for the amount of work expected. In order to be successful you almost have to wokr several weekends and non of that time is compensated.

    There is little focus on employment development and although the company says they prefer to hire internally -- hiring is based on personal preferences of managers.

    While I was there two very, qualified hard working internal employees were passed over for an external employee. The hiring manager was indeed threatened by the two internal employees and had the final say!
    Promotion was based on personal preferences and not ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate all employees no matter where they are on the food chain.
    Involve the employees that work in the field every day of how MOD is changing.
    Do not surprise employees with constant new initiatives and "concepts" that often do not take the region that the emplyees resides in, into account.

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