I worked at Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Feel good work that contributes to the greater good.
Cons – There is no room for individuality, you are expected to befriend everyone you work with or else you stand to be shunned
No room for individual thought
The director of the agency hires and promote his friends
You are expected to work over time and never get paid or acknowledged for it
You are expected to have a percentage of your pay given to the agency's funders
Advice to Senior Management – The director of the agency has created a culture of employees who share his beliefs and values, if you don't, you stand to be terminated. The agency lacks direction, the disfunction trickles down from the top and the board of directors are completely oblivious of the agency's inner workings.
2013-09-10 18:38 PDT
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I worked at Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – The only pro of this organization is the Paid Days Off
Cons – Many, many cons. Just to mention some: That is an organization that you are salaried therefore you don't get paid overtime. They force you to work overtime to show the grant donors that the organization employees are going above and beyond.
They force the employees give money to the organization (you pay to work) in order to show the Grant-donors that they employees enjoy working there. It is a Portuguese Colony, if you are not Portuguese from Portugal you will never achieve any higher position inside the organization. During every staff meeting, they keep reminding you that you are an employee at-will, and they can fire you at any moment. they keep busying themselves with no-job related things so they can show the Grant-Donors that they are busy and using wisely the public money. The turnover rate in the organization is high, especially in the HIV program, nobody can stand the program director for too long. When people start working there, they think they will do a meaningful work for the community, but when they find out it is all about making up numbers in order to keep the money flowing into the organization, people quit. By the way, They also have a board of directors that are clueless about what happen inside the organization, therefore if you have any grievance to file, they will never know about it.
Advice to Senior Management – You guys will be seriously audited some day
2012-12-21 10:05 PST
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