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Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Action For Boston Community Development (ABCD) strives to make helping others as easy as 1-2-3. The not-for-profit serves more than 100,000 low-income people in New England in areas such as advocacy, child care, consumer services, education, health, and housing. The group ... Read more

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  • "Grant funded positions = a lot of experience, but lack of job security"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
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    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good boss (mine was amazing), you will have many opportunities to gain experience, network, and be promoted.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low (even when you are promoted). Grant funded positions led to lack of job security and always trying to reach numbers and goals that were often not feasible. Also, the low pay led to a mix in the level of professionalism in employees. I met amazing colleagues, but also those that were slackers and truly unmotivated or unprofessional. There wasn't any support (benefits) for those who wanted to further their professional development. There was very little funding overall (I.e. I clearly remember raiding my home for binders to use for workbooks in trainings I was leading). They lost a lot of really bright and motivated young talent because of these reasons.

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    VITA Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Action For Boston Community Development (Boston, MA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview, just ask about the interest to the position? Do you have any experience with tax preparer? What is the available time sheet? It is a easy interview. But is a good experience being as a vita tax preparer.

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