NeighborWorks America

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  1.  

    Great working environment

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly co-workers and great life/work balance.
    No overtime.

    Cons

    I have only been here for a while thus will update cons when I find it, hopefully not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    One of the BEST companies.... Really!

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    Current Employee - Coordinator, Contracts and Concurrence  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Contracts and Concurrence in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very laid back
    Fair
    Training and Development
    Family Friendly
    Great environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for moving "up" in certain departments

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was an intern at NeighborWorks America.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NeighborWorks America as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Paid Internship
    End of Summer NeighborWorks Training Institute

    Cons

    They allow their employees (including intern supervisors) to telecommute several times a week. This means there are days at a time where your supervisor isn't there.

    Many times where you feel like you have nothing to do.

    Payroll can get really messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to foster the internship learning environment more. It can be very boring at times.

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  5.  

    Don't work hard at your job because it never pays off here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at NeighborWorks America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are for the most part wonderful people to work with.
    They pay for you to travel once or more a year.
    The benefits and additional days off are pretty nice.

    Cons

    Management likes to talk out of both sides of their mouth.
    They make big promises but rarely follow through.
    They reward people that screw up their job and punish the hard working people.
    They preach work life balance but rarely let you practice it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep look at the Division Managers. There are several weak ones that need to be removed. Major changes in HR are needed to restore confidence in the Department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    So far, so good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work for a good cause, with people who are passionate about what they do. The office building is gorgeous, and very conveniently situated by Union Station.

    Cons

    It's large enough for an NGO to have become a bit bureaucratic, and because it gets most of its funding from the federal government, there are a lot of worries about being PC/neutral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to negotiate a bit more on quality of life issues to get seasoned, experienced people on terms that will keep them happy for the longer term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Low Pay Low Moral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at NeighborWorks America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Vision for their clients

    Cons

    No money or strong management [due to no money]

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you need to spend a little to gain a little

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not that great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NeighborWorks America as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to travel and see community development projects
    - Competitive salary/benefits

    Cons

    - Communication is lacking between divisions and even departments
    - The financial department has little oversight and employee reimbursements are often lost or late
    - Most of the workforce is over 40. Not a great place for a younger employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time recruiting younger employees, especially for the field offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Easy money. Bunch of lazy, older, overpaid employees just collecting paychecks while waiting to retire

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of airline miles. Get to eat at fancy restaurants and stay at lavish hotels when traveling since employees get $100 per day for food. Plus, receipts don't need to be submitted so you can drink all the way to $100 every night. (Thanks American taxpayer!) Overstaffed, so you don't have to work very hard.

    Cons

    Huge waste of taxpayer money. Significant amount of cronyism. Excessive, unnecessary travel. "Production" numbers and value are exaggerated in order to maintain appropriation from congress. Corporation is not what it was when created in 1978. If Congress really knew what was going on here, this colossal waste of taxpayer money would stop. We used to fund small community development organizations that assisted homeowners in their community with weatherization, counseling, home repair, etc. These organizations can live on without NeighborWorks America at this point. Now, we look to fund larger organizations--essentially "buying their numbers" so that we can lie to Congress and tell them that we are making all these wonderful things happen. But the reality is that all these wonderful things would happen without NeighborWorks America. We are inefficient and wasteful. People get hired because of who they know, not because of their qualifications or ability. Many people "work at home" a few days a week. Others stop in only for a few hours each day. Great place to work. I'm about to cut out for a two hour lunch, come back for an hour or so just to be seen, and then go home by 3pm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the HR department. Start hiring the best qualified employees, not friends or former colleagues of current employees. Be a better steward of taxpayer money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Scholar  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Scholar in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat their interns with great respect and allow them to have tremendous responsibility and leverage in their assignments. Shows interns how their work is part of the overall organization. Professional development.

    Cons

    Internship length only 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend the length of the internship to cover a semester or a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management and communication issues make this place maddening

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Serves a great set of local nonprofits

    Cons

    Management often runs the place like a dictatorship, extremely heirarchical.
    Very little cross-departmental and even intra-departmental coordination.
    Takes way too long for management to fill major leadership positions, which sit empty leaving major divisions without vision and leadership for up to 1 year with each opening. Currently several open leadership positions that haven't even been posted yet.
    Generally pretty low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to employees every now and then. Talk to them about how things are going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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