United Way Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
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Pros
  • UWSC has many policies that contribute to a good work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • UW is positioned to be a hinge between the for profit entities in a community and the non profit entities (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation isn't the best, but that is to be expected at a non profit organization (in 20 reviews)

  • I believe the experience comes down to the Senior Management of the local United Way where one is employed (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Liked it

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    Current Intern - Volunteer Coordinator
    Current Intern - Volunteer Coordinator

    I have been working at United Way as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome Company, Awesome Staff, Social Work that is worth doing.

    Cons

    Limited Resources. (but that is expected at a non profit)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. very satisfying work and great staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way

    Pros

    Great staff, flexible working hours, good PTO package and retirement plan

    Cons

    Low wages, high turnover, lack of experienced management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Friendly Environment, Great to learn and Help

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way

    Pros

    Pay is good, training is great, employee care is good

    Cons

    not really much of cons that ive seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better chairs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great group of people

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    Former Intern - Information Systems Associate
    Former Intern - Information Systems Associate

    I worked at United Way as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and working towards a common goal

    Cons

    Is a non-profit and some chapters are smaller than others. Leaves little room for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. An opportunity for experience

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator

    I worked at United Way full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worth it for those starting out- good program management experience and exposure to many community orgs in the field.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low - be prepared to move on with what you learn. Tends to have too much internal politics/gossip. Senior staff can be vindictive and HR protects them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal strife gets in way of mission - pay should be a little higher to keep good workers.

  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way

    Pros

    Best Job I have ever had

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. working at UWLI as MBA/MS follow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way

    Pros

    non-profit organization. People are nice and working atmosphere is very good. We also had many fun events and i personally learnt a lot.

    Cons

    Company is kind of small and only deal with business on Long island

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no problem with the management, they are good.

  9. Great place for networking with tons of agencies and businesses!

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at United Way full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation in community. Opens doors to lots of new connections. Very flexible work environment in some departments but not all. Summer hours are great!

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like we get so caught up in strategy, planning and meetings that we forget what the work truly means. Too many internal meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point you can get stuck as there are not many opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. I generally had a positive learning and working experience at United Way of Greater Atlanta.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at United Way

    Pros

    United Way of Greater Atlanta is a great stepping-stone, since it is one of the largest human service agencies in the country.

    Cons

    There is a lack of cohesiveness within the organization. Greater integration between departments could be beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More qualified people should be hired within the organization in order to ensure higher level of professionalism and service delivery.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Mixed bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way

    Pros

    Mission-driven employees, strong community impact

    Cons

    mediocre benefits, leadership makes things more complicated/tediious than they need to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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