National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission, Great People, Great Results!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission and the people combine to make this a workplace where incredible things happen daily.

    Cons

    I wish their salary reflected the cost of living a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Acquire more easy-to-manage health benefits
    - Channel more money to your employees and a little less toward technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty confused at the top about what they really wanted accomplished in field positions

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission. Amazing technology that makes a real difference in finding children. Truly important work.

    Cons

    Communication from home office to field offices was messy, inconsistent and disconnected from what it was like to work in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management/leadership has all changed at top levels. Hopefully that means things have improved for field offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Mission - Hope new upper management does better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The mission is amazing, some of the people you work with are the best in their field and highly dedicated to the mission.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits were also mentioned. The BIGGEST issue WAS upper management (also mentioned in other posts). They allowed HORRIBLE behavior by mnay of the leaders which causes some of the best talent to leave. It made the work environment feel very disfunctional - all the great people left....leaving the ones that accept the disfunctionality. Plenty of unethical behavior from top management....plenty to make the front page of the Washington Post - a good journalist would have a field day uncovering all that the previous upper management did

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    Overall agency is great, call center is poorly managed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, great mission

    Cons

    Strange management, too many personal issues...takes away from mission statement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D o not forget why we are doing the work. Too caught up into other issues that.keep the children missing.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    good quality of life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Pros

    Great people to work with; caring environment, down to earth people, very flexible, rewarding work

    Cons

    pay is okay but not great, lots of travel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, rewarding, little room for advancement/job opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forensic Services Unit Intern in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Forensic Services Unit Intern in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisors were great and very knowledgeable, helpful at all times and very dedicated to their work. Good learning experience for honing interviewing skills and somewhat-investigative skills. Very rewarding as far as the kind of work you are doing (finding missing children)

    Cons

    Job postings were a "formality," for supervisors knew who they were hiring before posting the job. They typically hired friends and past associates, disregarding the hard-working interns who had spent months to years putting in unpaid work and time for an opportunity at a paid position. Very few interns are ever hired here. Very discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill in your employees the need to expand job opportunities to the younger generation, particularly those who put hundreds of unpaid hours into working your internships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consultant's Perspective

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The organization's mission to serve families and their children, under the difficult and sometimes tragic circumstances, also shines through in their commitment to staff. I have found management to be supportive of subordinate staff in word and deed.

    Cons

    Recent upper managemenr changes have had a positive effect, one hopes to see more of the same, as relationships can drive decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Place to Work

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

    I have been working at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone shares the same passion - to help missing and exploited children. People are passionate about their jobs. The management is supportive and encouraging. They are loyal to their employees. The new CEO, John Ryan, has done an amazing job bringing up the moral and he continues to an excellent job.

    Cons

    There are some politics at NCMEC, but you get that any where you work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth, no job satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Technical in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Technical in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Motivating mission, and good premises location

    Cons

    Rampant with cronyism, corrupt, dishonest and unethical place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a backbone and treat your employees as human beings not slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passion is King

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff is passionate about the mission of the organization. They come from all over the country to specifically take a position with NCMEC. Most of senior management have been there for many years.

    Cons

    The organization is a bit secretive and exclusive. It appears that they can do this as a private agency operating with public and private funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management would benefit from accepting outside perspectives rather than making their own rules and expecting the world to live by their rules. It would help to train staff to work independently and to promote a truly harmonious work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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