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Alzheimer’s Disease Association Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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  1. "Internship"

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    I worked at Alzheimer’s Disease Association

    Pros

    good working experience and a diverse team

    Cons

    Only got a short internship duration

    Alzheimer’s Disease Association2019-07-10
  2. "Intern at ADA"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alzheimer’s Disease Association

    Pros

    Good opportunities to take ownership of a project.

    Cons

    Lean manpower leads to work overload sometimes.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Association2017-11-23
  3. "A dismal, infected workplace"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer’s Disease Association

    Pros

    The cause of the organisation is admirable. The intentions of the key non-executive leaders are good. Despite the fact that poor succession planning and weak operational leaders drag down the organisational efficiency to a snail's pace, it is fortunate that government initiatives push and prod it along to barely keep it relevant. There are some well-meaning, charitable hearts working there hoping to seek refuge... from the private sector thinking they will find job satisfaction and meaning despite the poor benefits, sub-par working conditions and devastatingly poor leadership. Despite the very high resignation rate, high retention of people who do not fit it, high attrition rate of people who would otherwise do much good in the organisation, there are small pockets of peaceful work areas where staff can still serve society despite the internal chaos.

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    Cons

    Poor interviewing and HR protocols due to despotic leadership. Do no expect the job scope offered: many people join and end up doing duties nebulously defined as "other duties as assigned". Managers are often at odds with the extremely self indulgent directors, leading to disenchantment pervading the entire organisation. Very high turnover rate due to poor HR control, poor outdated leadership, whimsical or nebulous... SOPs, exacerbated by an old and impotent management committee. Divisive infighting, inter-division cold wars, lacklustre financial leadership. This is a 25-year old charity with the low efficiency and maturity of a 5-year old modern non-profit. The relics who run the organisation are completely out of date in regard to managing and motivating the talents that join the organisation. To date, the executive directors responsible for the poor governance remain firmly in power without being made to answer for the poor governance metrics. Too many other cons in the day-to-day operations of this organisation. Anyone who is considering joining this place should do thorough research and seek anecdotal evidence of the adverse comments cited here. JOIN WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

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    Advice to Management

    No advice can salvage this organisation unless a massive leadership ouster and governance intervention programme by NCSS is imposed on it.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Association2016-07-29
  4. "High employee turnover rate"

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    Former Employee - Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    ADA is forerunner with strong expertise in dementia care. Good place to learn knowledge and gain experience on dementia care.

    Cons

    Lack of career progression & external training. Company follows a strict hierarchical system. Management does not take feedback & suggestions openly. The employee turnover rate is high, mostly related to dissatisfaction with the job-scope and lack of direction from management.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of career opportunities, dissatisfaction with the job-scope or conflict with the management have been cited as predictors of high turnover. Management should look into career development plans for employees passionate about the work, as well as setting clear directions for the organization.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Association2015-09-21
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