March of Dimes

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March of Dimes Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
90 Reviews
3.1
90 Reviews
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Jennifer L. Howse
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place where people actually want to go to work.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome internship opportunity! Great nonprofit to learn event planning and donor relations.

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    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at March of Dimes as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive learning environment, opportunities to advance, great cause.

    Cons

    It was ann unpaid internship, but most are while in college.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at March of Dimes

    Pros

    The employees truly care about the mission statement of March of Dimes. Amazing work environment.

    Cons

    There really are no complaints. General challenges of working in NPO and budgeting.

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  5.  

    coordinator

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at March of Dimes

    Pros

    great for employees starting families, very flexible and special preference to moms to be. starting a family? get a job at mod

    Cons

    office culture, definitely needs new blood - new management, fresh ideas that work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire and let's get this foundation going again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great mission, talented staff, wonderful volunteers

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    Current Employee - Community Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Community Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    An opportunity to impact peoples lives positively, while increasing awareness around prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality

    Cons

    Too many mid level managers and lack the direction and forward thinking needed for future growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start from scratch. It's time to rethink how you do business since most companies are bottom up with their charitible giviing replacing the top down approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great mission

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    Former Employee - Senior Community Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Community Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at March of Dimes

    Pros

    Great mission & cause, benefits decent, lots of PTO

    Cons

    No insight into overall direction. Metrics stifling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Other than the mission ...

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    Current Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at March of Dimes

    Pros

    A good mission and a dedicated staff of intelligent people. Nice number of holidays/vacation days.

    Cons

    The cons are everything else. IT is the worst I have ever experienced. The systems do not function and make one's job more time-consuming than it need be. The help desk is anything but helpful. They try to get by 'on the cheap'.
    Communication is another area that needs help. In the decade that I have been there, what the March of Dimes stands for is still a mystery to the man on the street - it is "Jerry's kids"/ "like Easter Seals"? something to do with babies? etc....
    There is also poor communications within the company - within and between depts. Also, there is no 'personal touch' with management - most things are done online, with very little human interaction.
    It has become a very bottomline-oriented place, where employees are "nickled and dimed" (no pun intended) salary-wise.
    Health benefits are OK if you're a mom with kids. Other than that, not so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Division Executive Director
    Former Employee - Division Executive Director

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well compensated, challenging, co-workers and staff were amazing, felt like I was making a difference raising money to help babies and their families

    Cons

    Micromanaging hierarchy eventually drove me from the company. Time for a new President - the current one is inflexible and new blood is needed to lead the organization into this century. Too much promoting from within at the senior levels is not contributing to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New senior leadership including a new President if you are going to take the March of Dimes into the next century. Continuing to do the same things with different leaders the say way is going to continue to give you the same results. Not good. Stop micromanaging so tightly and let the leaders you hire lead. My old boss was all about ED's just executing the ideas the State team thought up with no input on anything including budget. Let leaders be part of the leadership team and you will see change.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Employment Resource for job seekers with disabilities

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at March of Dimes part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very helpful, lots of resources and info, employment initiatives and incentives.

    Cons

    end up with unpaid work, progress is slow, job seekers don't get always get a proper job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are eager job seekers awaiting employment opportunities. Do more to make sure that people get jobs and not end up with unpaid work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good organization

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at March of Dimes as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good organization. I was only an intern so I can't speak to the pay. Nice people. Good cause

    Cons

    No pay. Just a lowly intern.

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