National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
29 Reviews
3.0
29 Reviews
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society President & CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo
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  1.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wrong Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexibility, amazing participants and clients.

    Cons

    The new direction of the NMSS is very disheartening. Very little direct service for those living with MS and huge focus on fundraising research dollars. Lots of changes in the past 3 years that have made a lot of long time employees jump ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truly transparent. The rumor mill runs rampant and staff at chapters DO NOT see the future plans and live in fear of "re-alignment."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, if at times a bit boring.

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

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great people, all of whom seem to want to be there. Everyone managed to be focused on their own goals while still maintaining a very social atmosphere.

    Cons

    When it was boring it was REALLY boring. There were times when it was quiet enough to hear my digestive system working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Phenomenal place to work

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    Former Employee - Programs and Services Intern
    Former Employee - Programs and Services Intern

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern

    Pros

    such a supportive and fun staff, lots of room for growth within your position and the overall organization, actually making a difference in the lives of individuals, lots of outreach to the community,

    Cons

    the national organization and the regional offices have somewhat of a disconnect which leads to a lot more bureaucracy than necessary, I got the feeling that some of the staff was underpaid for the amount of work that they did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a coherent system for paperwork that is nation wide and more communication between offices

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great experience, learned a lot

    Cons

    More structure possibly, but not many complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant, Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Executive leadership really supports family time with the paid time off and work from home days, very flexible when things come up.

    Cons

    The team works a lot of nights and weekends, heavy lifting during events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to see more internal promotions.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Passionate, underpaid people working hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Pros

    The co-workers - everyone works hard and cares a lot

    Cons

    Some bosses are kind of lazy and demanding and a little crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the little people - and allow them to rise up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Organization to work for. Staff and Volunteers are amazing

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    Former Employee - Chapter Accountant  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Chapter Accountant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Helping people with MS is so rewarding. Special Event fundraisers are encouraging and raise lots of awareness for this disease. Family members who find the MS Society are provided many valuable resources.

    Cons

    Not many cons, my time spent there was from 1988-1999

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep support groups active & funding valuable MS research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too many bosses not enough workers...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I got my warning about this place my first day at work from at least 5-6 staff members.

    Cons

    Everyone is a boss and just delegates their work to interns or their contract employees. Most of the office spends their days on netflix or shopping. Upper management speaks very poorly to their staff. Majority of the staff walks around on egg shells.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Non-Profit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing/PR Intern  in  Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing/PR Intern in Upland, CA

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Family like relationship- everyone care and wants to do all they can to help

    Cons

    As with most non-profits, financials arent the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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