UJA-Federation of New York

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UJA-Federation of New York Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive experience

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

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors and team members were always willing to teach and help with any projects

    Cons

    As an intern, often times I was left with little to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York part-time

    Pros

    Well run organization with dedication to its mission

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility

  3.  

    Best training ground for fundraising

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

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional Development, great benefit, excellent people to socialize with

    Cons

    Politics and red tape layers, slow decision making process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you despise change, high quality work, and have an affinity to office politics this is the place for you! If not, at least there's a good deal of PTO.

    Cons

    UJA is an organization that is stuck in its ways, often forgetting that it is the 21st century. Decisions are made very slowly if at all, change is non-existent, and technology is under-utilized. People there are cliquey and like to play office politics. Many of those in senior positions are there through connections and other means not reflective of their skills. Some that have been there for decades are utterly incompetent.

    Hard work is rarely recognized and is rewarded even less often. Work/life balance is poor because rather than replacing staff that leaves, others are given more responsibilities with no change in title or pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of rhetoric about making UJA a great place to work but no true effort is exerted in realizing this goal. As long as people at the top can get away with showing no respect to other employees, this will not change. UJA needs to focus on hiring and retaining talented staff, but in order for that to happen the organizational culture and compensation practices must be overhauled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work in the community

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees believe in the work

    Cons

    Very top-down, political, a lot of things done for their image.

    Approves of CEO
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    UJA-Federation of New York

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is company that strives to help people who are in need.

    Cons

    You may not be able to retire from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company works well when you keep your experienced workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for Entry Level

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Level Headed Management, strong leadership, good training for entry level professionals and great communication.

    Cons

    Some times things can get complicated because of the size but all in all things can get done. Not to much room for quick advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overwork, No Support from Management

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    Former Employee - Development Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learn about Jewish Philanthropy in New York

    Cons

    Long hours, no support from managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Launch Your Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to a wide variety of sectors, tons of days off and an effort to establish a caring community

    Cons

    top heavy and difficult to navigate the politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More face time with line staff

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    UJA Federation of New York

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

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn about fundraising.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and office politics. Senior Management protects themselves. No work life balance. UJA does a lot to maintain outward appearances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lower ranking staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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