National Marrow Donor Program

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Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Meaningful Work

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

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The NMDP/Be The Match has a mission that anyone can support - to provide cures to patients with blood cancer and other blood diseases. The benefits are excellent and so is the pay scale for a non-profit. There are jobs available all over the country.

    Cons

    The culture is Midwestern. Questions and push back on decisions are frowned upon. Departments tend to be soloed in their work and change management is non-existent. The good outweighs the bad, however.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on building back employee trust have recent layoffs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Application Support Analayst

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

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great feeling you get when working towards saving lives. There are many benefits to working for a non-profit organization.

    Cons

    There are a lot of different out of date systems that are running. There are many processes within IT trying to be defined.


  3. Spending is out of control

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

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, great people to work with. Benefits are really good for a non-profit.

    Cons

    Spending is out of control. Annual meeting, board member trips, expenses, IT software implementations/upgrades (Oracle), use of contractors (esp in IT). Bloated organization. Look at all of the office locations, it's completely wasteful. Now they are moving from their beautiful building (that cost a fortune to build out and move in to) to near the Twins stadium? How in the heck does a "nonprofit" afford all of this?

    Advice to Management

    Cut the annual meeting--it is wasteful. Your board members should meet in inexpensive places, this should have some oversight, negotiate rates for contract help--and provide some oversight. This has gone on too long. Your financial donors really need to know what's going on.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Mission, but floundering in management direction

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    New challenges daily
    New technology to work on

    Cons

    Management needs to find direction and follow it
    Lots of old technology that "can't" be replaced
    Teams are not working together, lots of silo's

    Advice to Management

    Take some time, figure out what you need to do to bring up the matching of patients to donors, and then do it. Drop the legacy stuff that is holding you back and just move forward.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great position, great team, great mission

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

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Mission-oriented organization
    - Company overall states their interest in fostering employees' personal growth, though it really comes down to teams and team leaders/managers - on a team level where I am though, there is certainly an interest in professional growth & development of individuals on the team
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - At the moment, for me - none. However, I work in a smaller, somewhat isolated department. More generally, communication from top down is often scattered, inconsistent, and - in some cases - misleading.

    Advice to Management

    Train your leaders to lead; staff should not be promoted to management levels simply because they've put in the hours - or, if that is going to be the approach taken, they should be trained and given appropriate resources to learn to manage


  7. Helpful (1)

    Kind and compassionate colleagues

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing mission, compassionate colleagues, talented management

    Cons

    Individual contribution/creativity often overlooked in committee culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    The mission alone is amazing. The people are very nice and easy to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    Not the best working environment but they are moving into a new building next year.


  9. Great place to work if you know the right people

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

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valuable asset for those in need of bone marrow transplants

    Cons

    Some management groups are not the best


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great mission, not so great at keeping employees happy

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

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities. The overall mission of the organization is wonderful.

    Cons

    Not a lot of consideration of work/life balance, not a lot of input considered from the people doing actual work (leadership makes sweeping changes without much consideration of staff), overall culture of the organization is shift from a nonprofit to corporate feel.


  11. Good experience for the past year and a half

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

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company values employees and wants to create a positive environment to retain talent. They are also very supportive of work and life balance (compensated time off, wellness hours, etc.). Upper management tries to keep employees in the loop with changes, which is appreciated.

    Cons

    Likely make less than in private industry and unfortunately, without a medical background, movement can be somewhat difficult, which is understandable considering the industry, but difficult when you are hoping to advance your career.



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