March of Dimes Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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Jennifer L. Howse
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at March of Dimes

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Staff are really nice And willing to work with you

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid, but most internships in nonprofits are.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Public Relations and Marketing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations and Marketing Intern in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Public Relations and Marketing Intern in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at March of Dimes

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience in a nonprofit. MoD's offices are very small and allow to gain one-on-one experience with higher up positions.

    Cons

    The only thing I can recommend is do not work for a non profit unless you are completely infatuated with organization. The best results come from people who are passionate and dedicated.

    Advice to Management

    To be able to be considered for "Community Director", one must have at least 3 years of sales experience.

  3. Very fulfilling!

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

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great training, tons of great experiences, never a dull moment! With the number of events throughout the year you are often juggling multiples at a time, so there is never time to be bored. The training for the computer programs and MFB were outstanding. It is amazing to go home at the end of the day knowing you are doing good in the world!

    Cons

    There is A LOT to do on a daily basis and often you feel like didn't accomplish much at the end of the day. There is tons of work and not a lot of employees to provide assistance. I couldn't have done it without the help of our interns.

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  5. As a rookie in this Company I can say that they good in treating their employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at March of Dimes

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

    Pros

    It is near in our place and I can learn on how to deal with the students.

    Cons

    The compensation is a little much lower that I am expected

    Advice to Management

    Kindly re-bracket the salary scheme.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Every donor should ask specifically how their dollars are spent in their community. They aren't.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Community Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time

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

    Pros

    Can't think of a darn thing.

    Cons

    Too many to mention... from leadership at National that believe being in their position for 30 years is a good thing (can you say non-innovative, stale, stuck in the 1970s) to salaries that are pathetic.

  7. I was surprised at the unprofessional, juvenile, negative practices of regional management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Community Director
    Former Employee - Senior Community Director

    I worked at March of Dimes

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

    Pros

    I loved taking potential donors on NICU tours and knowing families who have, or have lost babies. Many remain friends.

    Cons

    Pervasive negative environment and lazy state director who was not monitored and misrepresented productive staff.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your own training videos and practice positive principles taught; like celebrating EVERY victory, small, med and large. Learn best motivational/recruiting/sales practices- TED Talk, perhaps. Respect team, show humility. Highest management, please, mentor or replace regional level directors with constant turnover. They need to be accountable problem solvers and stop blaming those they neglect and intimidate. Honestly, I was stunned by the negativity and being labeled a troublemaker when going through proper channels to express concerns.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Not a great place to work

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

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time

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

    Pros

    Great cause, highly rated for funds going to research
    People helped are so appreciative

    Cons

    Too many layers
    No autonomy
    Very cumbersome systems
    Lack of resources and support to get the job
    Done
    Extremely high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list

  9. Work load is out of balance with salary.

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

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great insurance, paid time off, and great people.

    Cons

    Amount of overtime, lack of support, terrible salary when compared with other nonprofits.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate others besides management. The people you aren't appreciating are the ones doing all of the work. It costs a lot more to hire and train a new employee than to keep the ones you have by giving them a token salary increase.

  10. Overall Company Review: Be Careful

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

    I worked at March of Dimes

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

    Pros

    Great cause, mission driven, fun special events

    Cons

    Very top heavy, if you have an issue or don't get paid on time- corporate employees could care less and are very unresponsive. There are truly too many of them to be so unresponsive. If you don't get paid on time, you will need to escalate it to get anything done. Processes at this company are very drawn out and they are not very compassionate or understanding of their employees. It's just a paycheck to them.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job efficiently, pay employees on time, respond to your emails and voicemails. Check on employees who are in a 2 person office and make sure they are being treated well and that the office is a healthy environment to be productive in. No one ever checked on me my whole year at the March of Dimes. No accountability for Managers, because all they have is a phone call each week. Anyone can fake it for an hour.

  11. Great place where people actually want to go to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at March of Dimes as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, wants to be there, and is willing to go the extra mile. There is also a good amount of autonomy to be able to accomplish goals the way you see fit.

    Cons

    Lacked funding to execute online marketing campaigns at a chapter level. Online marketing strategies were passed down as "one-size-fits-all" for every chapter.

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