Robin Hood Foundation

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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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2.6 11 reviews

14% Approve of the CEO

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David Saltzman

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27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    it was a learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Atmosphere. Feel Good about the work you do knowing that you are helping the homeless of NYC.

    ConsGeneral Confusion. Lots of "temp" workers who have been there for years and are still not made staff. High Turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible, Generous, Smart.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRobin Hood encourages a great work/life balance. The benefits and work schedule are extremely generous and employee-friendly. I have noticed that if one is smart and dedicated, they will receive respect and inclusion. Definitely the place for hard-workers and self-starters.

    ConsThere isn't a hierarchy here, so if someone is looking to 'climb the ladder' this isn't the place for them. However, if one wants a wide breadth of knowledge on a variety of skill sets, this is a great place to work. It has its negatives just like any gathering of 100 people, but they are far fewer and less toxic than most places!

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

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    Great place to do a summer internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team of truly smart people invested in helping New Yorkers in poverty

    ConsSeparation on program staff and development staff

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

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    Should be the best place to work but internal culture is toxic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat mission, great partners, amazing resources

    ConsCould have had a major impact on poverty in NYC if leadership weren't so unhealthy

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to change management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Mind-boggling mixed bag

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRobin Hood's missions is wonderful (helping to fight poverty throughout New York City). The organization has some great young inspired individuals/minds doing good work and making a real difference. Working at Robin Hood also provides the opportunity to enjoy some fun perks at various points throughout the year, including attendance to private concerts, movie premiers, sporting events, etc.

    ConsSome major cons: Atrocious lack of management - how can you expect to employ reasonably happy and effective individuals if you crush their souls, say terrible things behind their backs, undermine their efforts and treat them like undeserving minions? No cohesiveness at all in management, terribly misguided and machiavellian individuals are assigned to leadership roles for no apparent reason (and wildly overpaid). Animosity trickles throughout the organization, from the top-down. A real shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNasty people who are overpaid for poor performance and complete ineffectiveness should be more far more appreciative of optimistic young employees working very hard for very little reward.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity and belittling exp at the same time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing coworkers- despite disfunction, the org continues to attract great staff at the lower levels; mission is compelling; highly invested and powerful board; far reach in nonprofit community in NYC

    ConsTerrible communication practices from senior staff; new leadership intended to fix management issues has made them even worse; too many micromanagers in charge who don't trust their highly capable staff or each other; no real opportunity for advancement or professional development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    should have been the most rewarding job of my career...ended up feeling completely unsatisfied and unappreciated.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome mission and a very strong board of directors.

    ConsWorst management team with no sense of process or the ability to allow people to do what they do best and what they were hired for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInsurance benefits and the knowledge that you are working for an organization that gives a great amount of grants to organizations in NYC that matter.

    ConsSenior staff has unclear and disrespectful style of communication to their employees, plus they are not accountable for any of their negative actions.
    No support, encouragement or constructive feedback for employees, resulting in high turnaround of staff and bad morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate (Former Employee) New City, NY

    ProsAccess to great leaders in the city, organizations and events

    ConsLeadership, career growth, culture, level of ambition

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a serious organization based on merit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Important work, great colleagues, not a fun or healthy working environment

    Program Officer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart colleagues
    More than adequate resources
    Respected reputation

    ConsStrong since of arrogance in its approach to poverty fighting
    Myoptic view of program delivery
    No true assistance or road map for new hires to follow
    Underutilized board who mostly do not "get it"
    Enslaved to writing board reports for the sake of creating them (not strongly used by anyone)
    Siloed communication and interaction between departments
    Unchecked Managers run fifedoms

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts time for some turn over at the management level

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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