National Marrow Donor Program

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National Marrow Donor Program Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
21 Reviews
3.6
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful people and great flexibility, but isolating if working alone

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work in the bioinformatics research department is mostly self-directed but focused towards research grant goals. Great deal of flexibility in chosen tasks, and becoming the "expert" in an area is just a matter of pointing your own learning in that direction. Working from home is easy and even encouraged, especially when working on writing manuscripts and other individual tasks. Small department means everyone knows everyone, and at least a few times a month everyone is invited to "Conference Room V" (the Village Pub) after work for happy hour.

    Cons

    The rest of the company does not understand what our department does, despite its critical role. Kind of the "other" group in the company. Within the department, there are clear "islands of knowledge" and it's hard to bond with others outside of your team. Work is often individual and can be isolating at time. You'll need to ask for raises and promotions and keep an eye on your market value AND your unique value to the team, as long-term interns are not freely offered raises. However, if you make yourself needed and irreplaceable, they will compensate you appropriately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more need for interaction between employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful learning experience, opportunities for professional growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Services Research in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Health Services Research in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, motivated and driven team, great manager, responsive to needs and invested in employees professional growth

    Cons

    Location, but I see the problem being fixed with the move downtown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, expand the company, there is great potential for more growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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.

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  5.  

    IT Dept is hamstrung

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great purpose, decent work environment.

    Cons

    No true IT management alignment with business management. Too much run like a non-profit instead of a not for profit (there is a difference). Senior IT leadership less team players than political beings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's quite the 'romulan' political environment in the senior IT leadership. Directors are pitted against directors, forming alliances. Too much promise much, deliver little, blame others mentality. I would argue that their primary problem is that they are not committed to their Agile methodology, and haven't figured out that you need to understand the problem before you price out the solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work if you know the right people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program

    Pros

    Valuable asset for those in need of bone marrow transplants

    Cons

    Some management groups are not the best

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience for the past year and a half

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Organization I Have Worked For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Words I would use to describe NMDP: challenging, interesting, engaging, fascinating, exhilarating.

    IT department is working on exciting new technologies in partnership with scientific leaders...resulting in the development of groundbreaking systems.

    In addition, salaries are good, excellent benefits, and having the pride of working for such a strong organization.

    Cons

    Location - move to downtown will improve things greatly. Company is growing fast, need to overcome some growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Love this organization!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great mission, not so great at keeping employees happy

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    none as such that i can think of

  11.  

    Recruitment and Community Development Internship

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    Former Employee - Recruitment and Community Development Internship in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Recruitment and Community Development Internship in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The intern constantly have blood drive activities on campus, my supervisor is very enthusiastic and nice. Sometimes she gets too busy.

    Cons

    You can't expect too much from an unpaid internship. It's no difference from volunteer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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