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Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
1979
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Currently, one in six Americans is unable to secure adequate nutrition. For the more than
49 million people forced to make choices between food and other basic necessities, the
Feeding America network offers relief from the crushing stress of living life on ... Read more

Mission: Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

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Feeding America CEO Diana Aviv
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    "Fantastic place until/unless the politics reach you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Feeding America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay grade, fun culture, highly intelligent people, flexible work locations. Really loved the people I met there. I was given a lot of responsibility and learned a great deal. Invaluable experience.

    Cons

    Politics create internal alliances and unfortunately drive business decisions, including the hiring and firing of people. Very difficult to grow there for this reason. Not a cohesive organization, and not everyone can be trusted. Talented new hires are sometimes undermined by longer-standing employees who are threatened by their success. Difficult to stay long term if you have ambitions to grow and get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where credit is due. Invest in your employees' growth rather than fearing it. Create an environment of mutual support and trust rather than suspicion and "dog-eat-dog" mentality. If an opportunity comes up for an employee to showcase their hard work and get public recognition, make sure he or she gets it. If senior management disagrees with an idea or an outcome your team generated, don't blame someone who isn't in the room. Take ownership- if you have confidence in yourself and your team, it will instill confidence from others as well. Overall, the politics need an overhaul.

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Feeding America Interviews

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    Digital Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Feeding America (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The process was completely misrepresented. I was told via email there would be three separate 30-minute, one-on-one interviews with three different individuals. I prepared accordingly, including several hours of research and review of the organization's website. Instead of what I was told in writing, the actual interview included all three of individuals in one conference call. I was not, however, told that this would be my only interview session. Instead, I was told about 25 minutes into the conference call that the interview was about to end. I responded, politely, that I had been told the interview process would consist of the three separate one-on-one interviews. I did not get a response beyond asking me to "wrap up." This was a disgraceful waste of my time. At the very least, I should have been told at the outset that there had been a scheduling change. With all due respect for the great work this organization does for the needy, there is no excuse to mistreat prospective employees in this manner. Anyone interested in working with this organization should be aware that you may not get the opportunity as promised in writing.

    Interview Questions

    • They had clearly not bothered to review my resume, The questions were generic and inane.   Answer Question
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