National Marrow Donor Program

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National Marrow Donor Program Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
19 Reviews
3.5
19 Reviews
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  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.

  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Good experience for the past year and a half

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Work for a great cause!

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    Former Employee - Donor Contact Representative III
    Former Employee - Donor Contact Representative III

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Non-profit, work for a good cause, get to know hundreds of different donors, great learning experience, department get luncheons, training to increase effective teamwork. For a non-profit the pay is reasonable. They have a pretty decent benefit plan.

    Cons

    Headquarter culture seems to operates a lot different from the centers located in other states. There is very little to no room for advancement if you are working within a center outside of Minnesota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate surveys focused on getting feedback from the centers outside of Headquarters to ensure that employees feel the same or close to the company culture displayed at the main location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 for less than a 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
  11.  

    Great benefits, but behind the curve in running a registry.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Important mission and employee can believe in, good benefits and fair salary for a non-profit, best co-workers I've ever had, located in great city.

    Cons

    Work-life balance slanted 66% work, 34% life; inadequate IT infrastructure; relies heavily on manual work where computers could automate tasks; departmental managers can be vindictive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk of work-life balance; train department heads to be more impartial and show less favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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