Professionals for NonProfits

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Professionals for NonProfits Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Work hard and reap the rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Professionals for NonProfits as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a dynamic environment and it is definitely the kind of company where you get back what you put in. If you work hard, you will achieve the returns you are seeking. You can rapidly rise up in this company and it is very open to new ideas that can help grow the business. You will also get to know a lot of the nonprofit clients and a lot of the candidates.

    Cons

    The pace is demanding and you need to be able to multitask and quickly pivot to react to changes in the industry. If leadership values you, they will put an effort into training you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to staff. Take a longer term approach to the business and give appropriate time to let plans bear fruit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Think before you leap.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Professionals for NonProfits

    Pros

    A job that could come in handy when the opportunity won't be found through other means... if it comes along.

    Cons

    Being at the mercy of fickle and short-sighted clientele. The most common experience is anticipating that a temporary assignment could become permanent, after weeks of putting in good work. Then the person who you've acted as an executive assistant to gets secretive, not even telling you that they're interviewing people for permanent placement when you're supposedly in charge of managing their calendar. An utter lack of appreciation and recognition that retaining a temp from the agency may be worth it, all because of money. It makes a company's decision to use an agency senseless in the end, as they're obviously quite capable of conducting their own hiring process in the first place! In the end, you will need more than a reference after a period of well done work. Unfortunately it is too easy to enter a cycle of piecemeal employment at PNP. Overall, I had a sense that the agency merely sends out resumes and hopes for the best, as opposed to advocating for candidates who don't get a fair shake. I could do that on my own. There's also little to no backup from PNP when their clients are unprofessional. One company had the nerve to change every aspect of an assignment before I interviewed with them, leaving me unprepared. Of course my recruiter had no rebuttal even after she swore she'd look into it. Therefore the agency values my time and effort just as little as the clients. When I wanted to transfer out of the temp and temp-to-perm trap, the permanent division told me there was nothing available that fit my experience. How could a recruiter's last job literally be at the Gap while I've languished at the agency no matter how good my efforts are? The recruiters nor the clients seem to understand when they have a skilled candidate in their midst, only taking limited opportunities because the job market has forced them to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be far more efficient in ascertaining a client's intentions, assignment timeline, etc. They already know exactly how long they plan to retain a temp; surely a bit of finesse can reveal the answer. If I get a W2 from you, I'm your employee. I'd like to feel like one instead of being shipped off to a client and never having any further contact.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Career Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Professionals for NonProfits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are kind, appreciative, and will go above and beyond to support each other

    Cons

    Would have loved a higher salary, but don't we all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would have been beneficial for staff to have periodic meetings to discuss where and how they are the most productive. Ideally, this would have allowed for each member to be in a position of constant growth in the role that utilizes his or her best skill set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

    I worked at Professionals for NonProfits full-time

    Pros

    Diverse but small team of people with experience levels from a few months to many decades makes this a great place to learn about the Nonprofit sector while developing your skills in sales & recruiting.

    Cons

    Fast paced and rapidly changing environment in order to meet the ever changing needs of clients and the overall sector - not for the faint of heart or easily overwhelmed! You must be comfortable taking initiative and being creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Going Above and Beyond

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Associate - Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster, NY
    Current Employee - Development Associate - Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster, NY

    I have been working at Professionals for NonProfits as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff learn about you and work diligently to find the right job match, whether temp or direct hire, for you. They negotiate with prospective employers on your behalf to get you the best situation. Even during those rare circumstances when things do not work out, the great team at PNP stand with you.

    Cons

    I have been working with PNP since 1998 and they have always come through for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Archaic, dishonest managers, low pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Professionals for NonProfits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas as long as they make money.

    Cons

    High turnover, low pay. They take advantage of newbies in the industry, use them up, pay them a low salary and spit them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate how people are doing, give them a chance to rise to the occasion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great potential, but lack of execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Professionals for NonProfits full-time

    Pros

    There is a good concept/mission in place

    Cons

    CEO is holding the company back- it's surprising the company hasn't folded yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Massive contacts within the nonprofit sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Professionals for NonProfits full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is in a state of constant change and yet there is the opportunity to make contributions if you have the stamina to endure all the change. This is not a good environment for anyone who needs routine and stability, it is also not for anyone not ready to roll up their sleeves and do business development. Energy, ambition and a thick skin are the qualities required and only bottom line results are valued. Ultimately, the database is filled with endless possibilities and upper management is open and willing to listen to creative, entrepreneurial ideas... as long as you show production and deliver profits.

    Cons

    Management lacked focused direction, did not give the space and time to not only create new processes and goals, but to achieve them, and compensation is not competitive nor were Associates considered as invaluable as management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Idea, not so good performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Professionals for NonProfits as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great start for a part-time student. You will be working in a professional environment and learning all basic stuff. The assignments will all be in nonprofits, meaning that you will be part of a company that serves members of underprivileged communities.

    Cons

    Because nonprofits are operating on budgets, the grips of limits can be felt in every possible way. Often, the career possibilities are limited for that reason, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If recruiters had more time to discuss the assignments both with clients and, especially, employees, it would be to great benefit of all the parties involved. Feedback from employers is important, but equally important is what the employees have to say.

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

    Manager of Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Professionals for NonProfits full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A chance to be involved with the nonprofit industry

    Cons

    CEO is not honest, commissions not paid when said they would be paid, promises made and not kept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you are going to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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