National Urban League Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. A strong non-profit

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    Former Employee - Housing Programs Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Housing Programs Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A strong agency culture and work ethic, dedicated and passionate professionals, and creative growth and development stills are found in the headquarter office.

    Cons

    Some lacking technology can create road bumps with affiliates across the country - at the affiliate level, and in communicating across a national network. The nimbleness and creativity of the headquarter office team though is impressive.


  2. Columbus chapter

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    Former Employee - Social/Field Work in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Social/Field Work in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working team and comraderie

    Cons

    Very high turnover and termination rate.


  3. Maintenance

    Former Employee - Maintenance Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Fair and honest were very helpful with my assignments.

    Cons

    No cons at this writing

    Advice to Management

    None


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    Working for NUL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Urban League full-time

    Pros

    Very collegial atmosphere Offers professional development opportunities Flexible

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the organization


  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor organization, Knowledge, and Treatment. Focus on the students!

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with students that need support and patience. Able to develop relationships that promote students to earn credits and prepare to transition back to their homeschools.

    Cons

    Mistreatment and lack of support for staff, inconsistent expectations and implementation of policies, understaffing, poor compensation.


  7. Important non-profit with typical non-profit challenges.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will be directly addressing some of the most important issues around race and poverty in Madison. If you aren't successful it will have a direct community impact - the work matters.

    Cons

    ULGM has a history of inconsistency and poor management decisions. It is also way too dependent on grants. That means it has a tough time changing its program mix to address the most pressing community needs today. Finally, most salaries are in the bottom quartile compared to like sized organizations in the community. A lot these issues are driven by funding. Have not hired the strongest managers as CEOs.

    Advice to Management

    Easier said than done - but diversify your funding, next time you hire a CEO the board should look for talent with management and desire to work through systems instead of personalities.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Many ups and many downs, but still gained a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Urban League full-time

    Pros

    Great impact. Great Friends. Overall, the people who work there have wonderful intentions and huge hearts. There really is an air of empowerment and those who were served can sense it. Camaraderie is strongest among direct service and non-managerial staff.

    Cons

    The workplace culture that is established, feed and driven by management is -- in a word -- horrible. If you're aware of the news stories that have circulated in the African American community about the leadership challenges being faced my HBCUs right now, then you can imagine the issues staff are experiencing. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    The turnover you all are experiencing should never be passed off as a consequence of general trends in the nonprofit sectors. No. The workplace culture really is just that horrible. I can't even begin to list recommendations. Hire a consulting firm. This is not something that can be fixed internally without assistance and intervention.


  9. Fair

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Urban League full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great people and good culture

    Cons

    -no clear path for advancement -women and men are paid differently

    Advice to Management

    -Don't lose valuable talent -Treat everyone the same across the board


  10. Helpful (1)

    between 2009 and 2013 this company had severe leadership issue creating a toxic work environment that continues today

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Program Director in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Urban League full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the staff are motivated to assist clients

    Cons

    leadership is poor and financial position makes it difficult to work


  11. Educational

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    Former Employee - Various Programs in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Various Programs in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the community to help make a better life.

    Cons

    Employees are more worried about helping themselves then helping the community

    Advice to Management

    We are all created EQUAL - and that we should treat each employee by their expertise instead of what race we are from



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