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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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2.9 44 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Dyann Roth

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Beware! Narcissists in Upper Management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsVacation benefits if you can actually take the time off.

    ConsUpper management are narcissists. There isn't any free thinking within this organization. Most employees I spoke with are very unhappy working here. You feel like your being micro managed constantly. Management has issues with trusting employees in the positions they placed them in. Absolutely no respect from management. You are not seen as an individual here. Most employees feel the threat of becoming laid off, pushed to leave, or fear termination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a non profit organization, as such respect the employees that make it all happen. Let employees placed in the position be free thinkers. Find a new CFO, as I see this as the biggest threat to the mission of RHD.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Experiment has not worked!

    Corporate Program Coordinator (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsA lot of vacation, excellent immediate supervisor and immediate team (hub in RHD terms), truly making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate

    ConsThe values that are not applicable to Senior Management, especially the ED, ridiculous wastes of time, firings based on the whims of the Supervisors not actual performance.

    Advice to Senior Managementuse logic as opposed to what the ED wants, reward competence and hardwork, not those who are driven to avoid both, the "RHD values" speak of abuse of power and applied to people at lower levels, not you. The slogan of "Question Authority" should be ignored or qualified with "Question Authority except that of Senior Managment "

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Corporate Special Projects Coordinator (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat communication throughout the organization. This is an open environment where there is great adherence to the values. In other organizations there is a stark disconnect between the work environment and the values of the corporation.
    Management and employees believe in the values, and this translates into true quality services being rendered by the staff. Likewise, employee morale is always high.

    ConsBenefits are not very comprhensive. There is no retirement match, and there is no tuition reimbursement etc. A young person who still needs to grow professionally, may find it difficult to map out a course of professional growth. There is not a clear path to upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide a forum for open communication. Find creative ways to improve on benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you're ambitious enough to visit this site, you probably don't want to work here.

    Fiscal Analyst (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsLaid back environment. Flex hours for many depending on your department. Vacation time cannot be beat. Management is relatively accessible. Not a bad place if you just want a "job" and not a career.

    ConsCompensation is below average, which is to be expected for non-profit. They talk about being a morally superior organization compared to other companies, but little is done to back that up. Management gives themselves astronomical raises in the midst of a financial crisis with no regard to the people supporting them. Expectations for employees are not clearly defined, which may be a product of no performance evaluations. Hiring managers are not trained in either interviewing or supervising; resulting in several incompetencies in these areas. There is no accountability for all of the failed hires that cost the company valuable $.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try so hard to be different - it's fine to differ from corporate America in certain respects, but it would be a better place if certain pieces of their handbook were incorporated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting place to work.

    Case Manager (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsPeople actually care and the work is beneficial to mankind. You really help people on a daily basis and the people who work here genuinely care about helping others. Absolute least amount of political BS of any place I've worked. You also learn a LOT about other people and how they move through systems. Typically RHD partner companies (city of philadelphia, etc) can be valuable networking contacts.

    ConsPolicy, restrictions, paperwork. Lack of clear guidelines administratively. It's hard to accomplish initiatives without staff buy in. Unfortunately some of the partners who you work with on a daily basis can be pretty unsavory. Depending on what team your on you may be exposed to danger- physical/verbal abuse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings could be tightened up a lot. The organization could be a lot more effective. Obviously this varies by team.

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    Great place to work if you're semi-retired`

    Budget Analyst (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsFlexibility in work schedules. Dress down environment.

    ConsHQ is located in a very run down area of the city

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to take care of your employees by paying them more $ and offering a greater benefits package. I.E. matching on the 401 (K). The company does not match your 401 (K) contribution to save $'s.

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    humarn resource

    Human Resource (Current Employee)

    Proscooperation
    simply
    hard worker
    easy to learn
    don't make problem
    accomplished

    Consneed one to train me first

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay but too much work

    Constoo busy but it was good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a career changing and eye opener experience. enjoying each day i work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Nairobi (Kenya)

    Prosit is an organisation that seeks to motivate their employees and also give a life work balance and hence employees are willing to go the extra mile to help the organisation meet its business goals.

    Consone can get into a comfort zone due to the good employee relations and hence not seek to find out how to better themselves and what is out there in the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood work they are doing, they should aim at constantly motivating staff to continuously better themselves because the organisation also gets to benefit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hypocritical senior management, all the way to the top

    Corporate Program Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsMost of the employees are extremely competent and genuinely care about the people they help. It's a fun place to work, with alot going on both work-related and personal development. A lot of give and take discussion. Vacation benefits are generous, and health care premiums are decently covered for single people. in house training is pretty good especially for front line staff. And if you have a relative that works here, you're in.

    ConsRHD touts itself as a values based agency, but those values -- plastered in every location -- are not followed consistantly. Decisions are arbitrary and capricious. This makes RHD a tough place to work, because you never know when you'll get called on the carpet or for what. The CEO has pet programs, which take precedent all costs, both human and monetary. Pay is on the low side compared to other similar organizations in the area, and raises are rare, unless you're one of the management team's pets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Respect your employees. Treat everyone equally. Establish fair personnel procedures, especially when it comes to hiring, reprimand and dismissal. Learn how other nonprofits work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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