March of Dimes Reviews in Atlanta, GA
The March of Dimes has a great mission(in 6 reviews)
Amazing work schedule - very flexible, often you can work from home, "full time" is only 35 hours a week(in 3 reviews)
Makes for work/life balance difficult(in 3 reviews)
High overhead, lack of concern about employees, low pay, bad management, tacky fundraising practices, etc(in 4 reviews)
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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend