National Community Reinvestment Coalition

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National Community Reinvestment Coalition Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Best job i've had in many years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Visionary CEO
    Mission-focused staff
    Actively engaged board of directors
    Good to great salaries and benefits
    Excellent location less than 2 blocks from the White House

    Cons

    Large staff with 16 programs so difficult to keep track of everything going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for staff to interact across programs
    Work to create a more cohesive, unified environment
    Celebrate your successes often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mean

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lofty mission. Some empathetic employees.

    Cons

    Mean, spiteful, petty management--especially HR. Arbitrary policies. Always seem on the edge of financial collapse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New board, new CEO, new HR director.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unless you are a glutton for punishment, working at NCRC is a very, very bad Idea….

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are some great junior staff here and the mission is an important one….honestly, if I could give it a negative rating I would, and despite HR's recent anonymous glass door posts to the contrary, so would a majority of the people employed here….

    Cons

    Executive Incompetence and unprofessionalism runs rampant. The end result is a bunch of egomaniacs operating in an all around toxic work environment. And that is just a few of the negatives. Trust me, the list is never ending…..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are truly committed to this organization's mission, do the right thing and fire yourselves or resign quickly…..The managerial staff at this organization is highly problematic and, quite frankly, unethical. Do yourself a favor, don't even consider becoming a part of their mess….

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good company with smart people, but facing important challenges

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    Current Employee - Leadership in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Leadership in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work
    The commitment of the junior staff

    Cons

    Chief Officers are not as competent as they should be; low morale; internal politics and relationships can be challenging to deal with and the company's culture is inconsistent with its mission at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing a meaningful strategic plan and holding chief officers accountable for mismanagement

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management - dysfunctional - lack of capital, planning and organization

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    postive social mission and well located downtown dc office location

    Cons

    CEO works/lives in Boston and DC and takes on average, 12 weeks vacation a year. Favoritism with innept senior management - too many layers and meetings and lack of organization. management style, lack of capital and poor hiring has defeated the various missions and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a CEO that is in the office and lives in DC full time. streamline management and improve toxic employees. avoid layers, meetings, calls and improve efficiencies. set out a 5 to 10 year plan and work to achieve those goals rather than react to unforeseen issues which really could be foreseen. e.g cash versus accrual accounting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do Yourself A Favor.... Run Away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has a noble and inspiring mission.

    Cons

    It's unfortunate that an organization w/ such a noble and inspiring mission is so poorly run, has a toxic work culture and environment that starts at the top and trickles down. Many of the employees conduct themselves w/ no professional decorum and act as if they are still in high school. Arrogance, small-mindedness, and self-absorbed runs rampant through this organization. The monthly staff meetings is where the leadership's ignorance can be seen on full display. Comments about all the virtues of the organization are extolled, as false as they may be and borderline racist and xenophobic comments are also made. During monthly lunches the faults of other non-profits in the same space are told to the staff. Leadership plays favorites and do not have any real interest in building a professional, team oriented work culture to further their mission. This organization is falling apart and are in the midst of significant layoffs due to federal agencies refusing to fund any of the organization's proposals. Perhaps the way they misappropriate their funding plays a role.
    Confidentiality is a foreign concept for leadership at this organization. HR has known to routinely gossip about employees and has particular and infrequent hours where employees can meet w/ HR. Their role in the organization is a mystery.
    Any of the positive reviews on Glassdoor about this organization are from the leadership that have drank the kool aid. This organization will ruin any sanity you presently hold. It is a toxic and backwards place to work. They way they operate is less than transparent and ethical. Run away from any thought of working here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people but it's like you're walking on eggshells daily.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Great location, many nice people, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Many people undermine others, lots of "throwing you under the bus", not very professional in regards to discipline often happening very publicly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change needs to happen from the top down.

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

    Review of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Research and Policy in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President of Research and Policy in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is inspiring. NCRC's mission is to increase access to credit and capital and promote economic development in minority and low- and moderate-income communities. Key laws and regulations involve the Community Reinvestment Act, the fair lending laws, and laws and regulations involving the Government Sponsored Enterprises. Your work at NCRC has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans. It is intellectually challenging as well. The CEO is a visionary and strong leader. The staff exhibits wonderful racial and gender diversity. The member organizations around the country are inspiring as well. I worked there for 19 years.

    Cons

    It is fast paced. Get used to multi-tasking. Make no mistake - you are David battling Goliath. If you are up to a Malcolm Gladwell challenge, you should work at NCRC. But it is not easy work and demands dedication and zeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your workforce. Promote teamwork and collaboration. Continue to recruit the younger generation because we need the economic justice movement to grow and prosper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly dysfunctional management; unhappy employees trying to do good work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Housing Counseling group does excellent work helping many families keep their homes. Some programs helping low to moderate income people have a level playing field in the purchase of a home are excellent. Women's business center is impressive as is the Minority business center. Generally employees are trying to do good work; management is self-aggrandizing and out-of-touch.

    Cons

    Management by bullying; lack of transparency in dealing with the board and funders; lack of follow-through on completing funded projects; few accomplishments in making banking changes for the betterment of low and middle income people. Foundations are concerned that NCRC is non-collaborative and they are correct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with the board and membership on sources of income -- most of the funding comes from banks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting that all the negative reviews are from short term staff who have left

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Several staff have been here more than 5 years and surprisingly quite a few have been here for more than 10 years. There are two women senior staff, and there is a good diverse mix of individuals across the organization. Several of the comments indicate a dysfunctional work place or micromanagement- but still being here I know that the result is due to poor staff performance. The chief of staff had to review emails from a specific department because they were going out representing the organization riddled with typos and inaccuracies. Turn over is due to finally holding staff accountable and expecting excellent work. I find myself surrounded by people who care deeply about the work, are smart and happy. I see staff from across the organization at happy hours together, I have never heard of a union forming, but maybe that is because they wouldn't have invited me.
    It is also interesting to see the dates of the reviews - the timing is near to staff's termination, so disgruntled, fair enough, but keep perspective and be honest about why you left.
    Personally I feel that I have had a lot of autonomy in my work, I am not micro managed and have had plenty of professional advancement and development and I've been here just over 3 years as a full time employee.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment, sometimes can't catch your breathe or constantly juggling and re-prioritizing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hold staff accountable and make the tough decisions when needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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