Paralyzed Veterans of America

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
7 Reviews

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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful organization, great place to work and learn, amazing people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Paralyzed Veterans of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you want a fast paced fun atmosphere, this is the place for you. Every day brings a new challenge, but you will never a better team to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in telecommuting and dress code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more flexible & casual work environment. Encourage more telecommuting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top-Heavy, Ineffective Management, Favoritism

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Pros

    This organization has a great mission and there is opportunity to help a lot of Veterans.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this org is very management top-heavy with bad managers, leaving little growth for those with potential.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In trouble

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    Current Employee - Mid Level
    Current Employee - Mid Level

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better pay/benefits than many other non-profits in DC area, recognizable brand

    Cons

    Poor internal communication practices, entrenchment of longtime employees unwilling to adapt or entertain new ideas, entitlement of population served, no accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a long-term strategy (both for funding and population served) and stop using layoffs and furloughs as bandaid solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America full-time

    Pros

    The mission and paralyzed veterans

    Cons

    The few bad apples in senior leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turnover rate and multiple lawsuits and civil claims should be taken seriously and investigated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Like it, or leave

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Veterans are being helped by underpaid officers around the nation

    Cons

    - Lack of interdepartment communication
    - Poor work culture/environment; hostile and territorial employees
    - Failure to keep up with the 21st century movement toward digitization
    - Spending habits and lack of proper budgeting

    It might be sad to see what happens in 5-10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out from your bubble! The world is changing. A happy employee makes for a successful company (salary compensation, trust, transparency)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Mission but lack of Leadership

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

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Pros

    Working with the veterans is an amazing experience. There are opportunities to meet and work with individuals who have shaped the nations view of people with disabilities. The benefits offered are very good and the salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and poor ethical and moral values of senior staff creates a negative work environment. There is an environment of fear and threats of termination are frequent and felt throughout the organization. Senior Leadership allows highlevel directors to go unchecked despite obvious signs of poor and unethical work values. Unfortunately this has gone on for years unchecked and is a well known fact in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to evaluate your senior leadership staff as the mission of the organization is suffering at the hands of a few individuals. Additionally, there needs to be a checks and balances system in place to prevent thissituation and to ensure that the donor dollar is used correctly and not wasted by poor leaders who create high staff turn-over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before working for PVA

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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 Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Pros

    flexibility, ability to work independently

    Cons

    no internal communication, no feedback on initiatives, little explanation of direction, little flex scheduling or telecommuting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with staff

    Doesn't Recommend

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