National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Updated March 28, 2015
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society President & CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo
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  1. Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    not helpful in finding placement after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good Experience

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    Current Intern - Developmental Department
    Current Intern - Developmental Department

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern here during my time in college, and as many students know, internships can be a source of extreme stress. Luckily for me, I did not have a stressful experience. I worked for the Developmental Department which focused on the companies event planning. All of my superiors were so nice and always willing to help, the energy in the office was great. They were also very flexible with my scheduling, giving me enough time after or before my classes to arrive on time. I was only on campus four days a week, so they found a way to allow me to work the same four days since I would go home on weekends for my part time job.

     I worked along side another intern which made the job even more fun. We conducted a lot of research for products and materials that would be need to be purchased as well as locating possible sponsors. I also focused on creating online postings through multiple local websites to promote the event.

    Cons

    I was hired while the company was in between two major events, so unfortunately I did not get to see my work put to use. Some days were slower than others, and I wish I could have done a little more to add to my portfolio. I was offered to continue my time with them after my internship had ended, but they were moving offices and it was not close enough to the college I had one semester left at.

    Recommends
  3. Excellent place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and management as well as supportive environment

    Cons

    pay could be a bit higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Minimal assistance provided to people with MS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The National MS Society raises funds for research

    Cons

    The MS Society provides very little by way of assistance for people with MS. At the same time, the Chapter Presidents have large salaries (Gateway Chapter over $160,000) while staff are poorly paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to raise funds for research, you need to be seen as a help to the community by providing assistance to people battling the disease.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Pros

    The staff there were kind an respectful to me all throughout my process

    Cons

    However, because there is so little help in the office the staff tend to overwork you

  7. Great Organization, Great People

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    Former Employee - Event Planning Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Event Planning Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Your work makes a difference in the lives of millions of people. You are given lots of responsibility from day one.

    Cons

    Sometimes direction from upper management is lacking. Resources, especially human capital are stretched thin around big events.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great, loved it, but retired in November 2014

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    Former Employee - Staff Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, personable and team players arena. Pleasant and compassionate people.

    Cons

    Getting others to ask for assistance when needed and not at the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize staff meetings and to only include topics that all can participate in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible work environment

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    Former Employee - Development in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Development in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were for the most part amazing. Staff is dedicated and willing to help each other whenever possible. Mission of organization is worthwhile. Health benefits were great in order to offset low salaries. Flexible with schedule and good PTO.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. No support or direction from senior leadership. Chapter has laid off 50% of staff since Sept. 2013. Little to no professional development opportunities were available to advance skills or learn new things. Development staff was expected to be available at a moments notice to attend recruitment events, etc. that had little or no impact on event recruitment or fundraising. Senior leadership seems to have no idea what they are doing and there was no communication about what was going on with the Chapter. There were many talks of "changing how we do business" with no processes or plans for how changes would be implemented or executed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the staff and offer solutions instead of vague ideas for change. Share good and bad news so everyone knows where things stand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. In a quick decline. We are not growing income because we do not have solid fundraising experience at the national level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chapter staff work tirelessly. Chapter opinions are not respected. National department leads are fearful of CEO.

    Cons

    Since new CEO our culture has changed. Now employees don't want to talk out of fear of retribution. Little trust with Field Service Officer also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In need of turnover. Must live our core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference in finding a cure for MS

    Cons

    Understaffed, difficult to balance work - life, compensation is less than attractive, no opportunity to work from home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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