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Stamford, CT
201 to 500 employees
1979
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with over ... Read more

Mission: Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
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    Pros

    AmeriCares has an infectiously positive atmosphere. It's hard to walk in the front doors and not be inspired by something that someone is working on. I have felt completely supported in every aspect of my role, from onboarding to reaching out to individuals I'm interested in learning more about to diving deep into my work and making changes to systems that don't make sense to my style of work.

    I think one of the best pieces of coming into my role at AmeriCares was the onboarding - I have never come into a role where I had orientations set up with departments across the organization to help me understand what the mission as a whole looks like. You also have the chance to sit down with the CEO for breakfast and just talk to him, ask questions about the organization and his vision for its future - it's truly phenomenal. And as my role also directly oversees onboarding, I'm excited at the opportunity to expand this and make it even more comprehensive!

    Cons

    I wouldn't necessarily say there are any "cons" per se, but one challenge I've faced is that the organizational culture is more meeting heavy than I have ever been used to. Again, I don't think this is a problem or that it's overly meeting heavy; it's just something that I'm experiencing for the first time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging with staff members at all levels.

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AmeriCares Foundation Photos

AmeriCares Foundation photo of: All Staff
AmeriCares Foundation photo of: Providing supplies to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
AmeriCares Foundation photo of: Responding to the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
AmeriCares Foundation photo of: Emergency aid being provided in remote villages in Nepal
AmeriCares Foundation photo of: Emergency Response team member assessing damage in Arkansas after a tornado
AmeriCares Foundation photo of: Packaging a delivery of supplies for West Viriginia
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AmeriCares Foundation Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at AmeriCares Foundation.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call from the recruiter who asked about my background and interests and then set up an in person interview with the Director. The interview was very comfortable and asked about my background and what I was interested in and discussed the position. I heard back the next day with an offer.

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AmeriCares Foundation Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Connecticut Post, 2013
  • 50 Largest U.S. Charities, Forbes, 2012
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