UJA-Federation of New York

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UJA-Federation of New York Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
28 Reviews
2.8
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very bureaucratic for a good cause

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UJA-Federation of New York full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Doing good walk for a great cause and result. Why you are doing the job and good colleagues are the reward.

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere and limited opportunity to advance for most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past the bottom line and take care of all the employees, not just a select group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UJA-Federation of New York full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at UJA-Federation, mostly because of my wonderful head of division. There was also a real sense of work/life balance that is hard to find.

    Cons

    There was a change in leadership at the highest levels which led to some confusion in direction of the organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great for getting experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UJA-Federation of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn a a lot in a very short period. Good if you have no family.

    Cons

    Lots of extra hours, no work / life balance. Supervisors very critical and fast to "pass the blame" when something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The fact that they care about their employees is only lip service. Put your words into action ! Really take employees comments to heart. You have meetings saying that you want to listen to your employees but nothing happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 (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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    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees believe in the work

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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