Compare Special Olympics vs ARVO BETA

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Special Olympics

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ARVO

Employee Ratings

  • Special Olympics scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • ARVO scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 142 reviews)
Special Olympics employees rated their Overall Rating 1.4 higher than ARVO employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
1.8
(based on 22 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
2.8
ARVO employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Special Olympics employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
ARVO employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Special Olympics employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.5
Special Olympics employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than ARVO employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Special Olympics employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than ARVO employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Special Olympics Ceo Mary Davis
100%
100%Mary Davis
CEO Approval
ARVO Ceo Sally Atherton
0%
N/ASally Atherton
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
46%
Special Olympics employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 28% higher than ARVO employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
18%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Special Olympics employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than ARVO employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
20%

Salaries

Special Olympics has 128 more total submitted salaries than ARVO.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Director12 Salaries
$72,441/yr
Administrative Assistant2 Salaries
$21/hr
Senior Health Communications Manager2 Salaries
$58,442/yr
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Director2 Salaries
$91,017/yr
Administrative1 Salaries
$51,933/yr
Editorial Coordinator1 Salaries
$49,284/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great mission" was the most mentioned Pro at Special Olympics.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Special Olympics.
Pros
Pros
"Great mission"(in 16 reviews)
"Great cause"(in 15 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 8 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Freelancer - Volunteer

I worked at Special Olympics

Pros

Everything they do is to provide opportunities for kids who want to compete and have fun.

Cons

We need more volunteers every year!

Current Employee - Manager, Committee Operations

I have been working at ARVO full-time for more than a year

Pros

For 26 years I've worked for non-profit medical & allied associations much larger than ARVO, and I’m still amazed at how much value ARVO is able to provide to its nearly 12,000 members around the... world. That kind of magic is only possible with a dedicated team of professionals who back one another. The leadership is top-notch, mission-minded & supportive -- with a real open-door policy. The employee benefits package, too, is progressive and as great as anywhere in the DC-metro region (the 401k match alone is better than any other organization I've seen)!

Cons

Although generally I consider the staff size a positive (for example, we all know one another, share one floor & fit together in a large conference room), when we near the huge Annual Meeting, I wish... we could all clone ourselves. But, annual meetings are hectic no matter where you go.

Advice to Management

Keep the hometown feeling alive. The confidence, compassion, enthusiasm and positive feelings around ARVO are awesome!

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