National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really great experience, learned a lot

    Cons

    More structure possibly, but not many complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Administrative Assistant, Development

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    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 (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
  11.  

    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

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