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Harry Johns
92 Ratings
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  • "Pay scale is high for a non profit, but low compared to other industries(in 14 reviews)

  • "Practices vary between chapters(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Event Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Alzheimer's Association

      Pros

      Lots of training, clear goals!

      Cons

      Walk season can be stressful

      Advice to Management

      Management is always available to help, always keep the door open.

      Alzheimer's Association2019-05-17
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Development Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Mission & values Great benefits Friendly co-workers

      Cons

      Few opportunities for advancement Lots of travel within the state

      Alzheimer's Association2019-04-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "The most painful experience of my entire career!"

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      Former Employee - Development Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great Mission and awesome co-workers

      Cons

      Work place bullying from boss No type of mentoring Clueless Leadership No growth opportunity

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your employees and listen to them. Don’t overlook their capabilities. Instead of blaming them for the problems that happen, try and understand what caused them. I would have stayed if someone took interest, but thank goodness I left! Now I’m thriving at an organization and growing in so many directions!

      Alzheimer's Association2019-05-23
    • "Good work life balance"

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      Current Employee - Family Services Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits and PTO, good mission/cause

      Cons

      Consistent change from national/home office.

      Alzheimer's Association2019-03-04
    • "Losing sense of the mission"

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      Current Employee - Administrator in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Solid mission; dedicated and hardworking employees;

      Cons

      Low pay; pressure to raise more money; poor leadership; layoffs after merger

      Advice to Management

      Start caring about your dedicated employees; stop layoffs and start training employees

      Alzheimer's Association2019-03-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company!"

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      Former Employee - Communications Specialist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      This is a awesome company!

      Cons

      There are no cons, this company is awesome!

      Alzheimer's Association2019-02-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Leadership bows to the national organization"

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      Former Employee - Fundraiser in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Amazing mission to provide help and support for people and their caregivers dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

      Cons

      The leader of this organization had no backbone to support his staff, and his leadership skills , upon reflection, were nonexistent. I learned my leadership skills by observing what NOT to do when managing people.

      Advice to Management

      Remember your staff are the most important assets to this organization. It's not about how many walks you host and how much money you raise.

      Alzheimer's Association2019-03-09
    • "Alzheimer’s Association"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits and time off package

      Cons

      HR is slow to respond, management is very spread out

      Alzheimer's Association2019-01-26
    • "Great company to work at - but little room for growth / living pay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great organization, great work life balance and good people

      Cons

      Not enough room to advance professionally

      Alzheimer's Association2018-12-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Cause - No Leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time

      Pros

      The cause and individuals/families you get to work with are incredible. They make it worth going into the office every single day.

      Cons

      Upper management is, at times, atrocious, unaccountable, and crippling their employees across the country. Mission Forward was aimed at uniting the company, and instead handcuffed top chapters. They continue to remove employee perks and frankly it was getting to be a very toxic environment. Leadership in Chicago needs a revamp and should start by looking at the CMO who is all hot air and very little substance. That said,...

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      Advice to Management

      The way to more money for research is to hire and retain A-Players. Instead, you've watched as most of them leave for only a few thousand dollars each. A-Players have higher ceilings and mean better ROI on salary/benefit investment. Simply put, would you rather give someone a salary of $150,000 that raises $1,000,000 or someone a salary of $75,000 that raises $150,000? This is not an exaggeration.

      Alzheimer's Association2018-11-28
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