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NAMI Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
10 Reviews
3.3
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  1.  

    Being appreciate and making an impact make for a wonderful job

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NAMI as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work for NAMI are warm and very much a community. The minute you step in the door you are treated as a member of this community and you make a difference.

    Cons

    The issues surrounding mental illness are difficult ones with no easy answers. Stigma makes it a struggle to find funding. So, it can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pros and Cons

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NAMI

    Pros

    One the best places to learn more and working hard.

    Cons

    They use outdated technologies and the devices are too old.

  3.  

    It helps the community a lot, but it needs more visibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NAMI full-time

    Pros

    1.- Great work environment (friendly,positive, respectful)
    2.- It provides with very flexible schedule
    3.- Great location (accessible to public transportation and main highways)
    4.- It is intellectually challenging
    5.- Its mission is well needed in the community nowadays
    6.- it provides the community with great education programs
    7.- Good benefits

    Cons

    1.- A little disorganize
    2.- Very little pay
    3.- Lack of communication and cooperation among some departments
    4.- Lack of visibility ( not everyone knows the great job that NAMI does)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunities for further employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Policy Intern in Alexandria, VA
    Former Intern - Policy Intern in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at NAMI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working at NAMI because there were so many opportunities to take on more work and to explore what you are more passionate about. My supervisors trusted me completely to take on and execute new tasks successfully and that gave me the confidence to do more.

    Cons

    As it is a non-profit compensation isn't always the greatest, but the interesting work makes up for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at NAMI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to shape future of organization, good sandbox for trying new ideas, flexible work environment. Passionate staff members and commitment to cause.

    Cons

    Last executive director had a chaotic management style, so there is a lot of distrust among staff. Board is elected, not groomed, with sort tenures, so there is much gear-shifting and lack of focus. No accountability or repercussions for poor work, costly mistakes or missed deadlines. Poor hiring practice--experience with mental health often trumps skill sets needed to perform duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff with skills.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good but could be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NAMI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly, opportunities to learn and really contribute

    Cons

    Little chance at mobility, age gets you further than ability to produce, credit and amount of work is uneven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Freshen up the leadership - more youth, more diversity (age, gender etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too small - NACBHDD an affiliate of NAMI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at NAMI full-time

    Pros

    variety of tasks
    board members are very inviting and offer good advice and networking opportunities
    supports funding for high risk population and the county organizations that develop and execute the programs to support them

    Cons

    lot of admin worked related to membership
    too small
    organization lacks its own voice and generally just jumps on to the coalition band wagon with out the ability to add much input or analysis

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    National NAMI is run by long time insiders who are incompetent and dishonest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at NAMI

    Pros

    Expectations for good work are minimal.

    Cons

    NAMI is bought and paid for by pharmaceuticals. Alot of senior management time is spent catering to the pharma agenda (e.g. no formularies, access to the most expensive and least effective medicine, etc.). Worse, however, is that they deny all this and view themselves as running the people's organization. It isn't so. Top managers are self absorbed, spoiled and clueless. The National BOD consists of executive directors of chapters so governance is impossible and standards are toothless.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Engineer

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

    I have been working at NAMI as an intern

    Pros

    Big company, good place for learning, educated people and multi cultural work environmental, good balance between work and family, good salary and stable company.

    Cons

    Slow process, hot place to work, climate is hot during summer, tramsportantion between work and home, local culture and how to adapte to new culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommended

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good but not very good

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

    I worked at NAMI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Base pay and the benefits

    Cons

    none that I can remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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