Modest Needs Foundation

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Modest Needs Foundation Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
6 Reviews

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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Modest Needs Has a Spirit of Excellence to Match its Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modest Needs Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees at Modest Needs are like family members, all bonded by the common goal of philanthropy through caring and compassion. We do not participate in gossip or office politics, and that's refreshing. Plus the team at Modest Needs is extremely intelligent, but never patronizingly so. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    I'd like time to engage with the president on occasion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Modest Needs has been a great work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modest Needs Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is kind and supportive and full of wonderful staff members who are eager to help others. Working at Modest Needs has allowed for a great life work balance. The organization and the President care about employees and the work being done. I have found the environment to be supportive and encouraging. The people are professional and work hard. This is an organization where everyone cares about helping others, cares about each other and provide a respectful and enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    I don't have any to list at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    a great cause managed by unprofessional, mean spirited management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Modest Needs Foundation part-time

    Pros

    The pro of this company is a great one--people who need assistance are able to get it many times.

    Cons

    When the President of the company's commendable desire to help people turned into a greedy ploy, something went array. Not only did he force us to be less compassionate with clients, he was innappropriate and insensitive as a boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get back to the place you were in when you founded the company, a place of humility and gratitude, of love and of service. Don't encourage your employees to be less kind and more cold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible, unstable workplace - AVOID

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Modest Needs Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Charity is a good concept that does help some people.

    Cons

    -unpleasant, unstable environment
    -poor pay while management earns large salary
    -pay delayed without notice!
    -change in pay schedule on a whim
    -dishonesty from manager
    -constant changes in policy without warning
    -sexual harrassment
    -disrespectful to applicants
    -comments on employees' weight and appearance
    -subject to unbalanced moods of management
    -no room for advancement
    -disrespectful of employees
    -invasion of a reasonable right to privacy
    -see Charity Navigator's Donor Advisory for more on questionable business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Substantial revision of entire organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    A wonderful company program, a poor execution of management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Modest Needs Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    "Making a Difference", A good team of support people.

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment. Poor pay with little promise of growth. Employees regularly find themselves at the whim of the President's various moods and outburst. Short employment history for past positions. President causing to take focus or concern off of ensuring timely and correct grants to be issued due to personal matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate employee management skills to someone trained to handle them. Fair and reasonable pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding Work/Poor Pay - Not A Place Where One Can Grow

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Client and Donor Advocacy  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative/Client and Donor Advocacy in New York, NY

    I worked at Modest Needs Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    National organization, personal fulfillment of need, interesting work, rewarding experience, daily interaction with clients and donors, growing organization, prime location, new york city, good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Poor pay without much opportunities for a raise, part-time, not enough work or too much work, no opportunity for growth, not sustainable, poor management, poor retention of staff, no long-term goals for staff, constant change in policies, mismanagement of operational costs, inconsistencies, unbalanced work environment, ambiguity on part of the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer careers and opportunities for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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