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Alzheimer's Association Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for and a great cause (in 11 reviews)

  • Great mission, dedicated colleagues and volunteers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • They are not leaders, and run the non-profit too much like a corporation (in 12 reviews)

  • A lot of emphasis on fundraising (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Program And database analyst"

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    Current Employee - Accounting and Database in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Accounting and Database in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Association part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working here to learn something more about big organization.

    Cons

    Have to use their own software, and I didn't get chance learn more about creating databases.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Everyone is friendly and team is willing to grow and go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Fast turnover. Intern could have been given more projects and learning opportunities.

  3. "Great mission"

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    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, dedicated colleagues and volunteers.

    Cons

    There really aren't a lot of negatives, it's a wonderful cause.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Alzheimer's Association"

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    Current Employee - Associate Care Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Care Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The constituents make this job worth while. It is a pleasure meeting so many people in the community who are caregiving for their loved ones and try to help them in their journey.

    Cons

    The supervisors are not supportive, very corporate-like. They are not leaders, and run the non-profit too much like a corporation.


  5. "Meaningful work, non-traditional hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the chance to help people who are going through something terrible. I work with amazing people who care about the mission and the people we serve.

    Cons

    The calls can be really stressful. Sometimes we talk to people who are at the end of their rope and there may be no easy answers or quick fixes. Sometimes it gets really busy. We are 24/7. That means some of us work weekends, late evenings, and overnight. While the rest of the office goes home early before a holiday, we say here and work till the end of our shift. We all work some holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Offer opportunities for flexibility and promotions. Let us know what's going and and why. Offer time to process changes and ask questions.


  6. "Great Company for Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Director in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Great work/life balance. People are great and really care for the cause they are working towards.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Pay is below grade.


  7. "Latino Outreach Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Specialist in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Outreach Specialist in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and strong team collaboration.

    Cons

    Few professional advancement opportunities.
    No other cons.

  8. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No overtime or weekends required

    Cons

    Management lack training and or communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Attend training sessions, workshop and learn how to communicate with other departments


  9. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    some of the people actually work there to make a difference

    Cons

    Most are there to keep status quo and keep their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Make needed changes


  10. "Wonderful organization"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and people - while it is a nonprofit, it is extremely well structured and a professional environment. Working here is a great opportunity to learn from other very talented people.

    Cons

    Pay scale is high for a non profit, but low compared to other industries. A lot will still be expected from employees despite the compensation as is true in many non profits.


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