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American Jewish Committee Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Great mission and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO is very gracious and thoughtful. My boss took me out to lunch when I was new. It is nice to work in a place that lacks an office caste system between the support staff and senior staff. Everyone loves your questions and highly encourages them, even if they are silly.

    Cons

    There are clicks among the support staff.

    It is a non-profit so the pay is not great.


  2. "There is work to be done"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Jewish Committee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    AJC has a great Holiday Schedule

    Cons

    upper Management does no support its employees.

    Advice to Management

    AJC was a wonderful place to work, it was truly a family atmosphere however in the past 10 years the attempt at making a wonderful Non for Profit into a Corporate atmosphere has lowered moral. Everyone is a chief and the Indians are not appreciated.


  3. "I wouldn't recommend it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Jewish Committee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The content of what employees work on is interesting and engaging. If you are interested in the organizations mission, then working on these items will be enjoyable.

    Cons

    Employees, particularly those in the union, are not compensated well and have limited mobility. Management often emphasizes that they want employees to grow within the company, but when employees seek out growth opportunities they are usually shut down. Growth only comes to those who work in New York City.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to their employees, particularly those who are not based out of the main headquarters in New York City. There is a complete disconnect between management and the employees conducting work on the ground.


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  5. "program coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, nice office, lots of interesting things going on, exposure to incredibly smart people

    Cons

    low salary, lack of cohesiveness among staff members, low staff morale and general high turnover, little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    increases room for growth and educational opportunities for all staff members. make sure senior staff members interact with non senior staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great organization, good people, important mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Jewish Committee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The organization cares deeply not only for its mission but its people, understanding that without having the best people who are prepared, it is not possible to deliver on the mission. AJC is great at offering learning opportunities and promoting from within whenever possible. Senior management is available and helpful to staff when needed.

    Cons

    the only con is that there is so much work to do and limited resources and staff to get it done so we all work hard.

    Advice to Management

    continue providing learning opportunities to staff!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Development Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -learned a lot
    -early Fridays (3PM)
    -low salary
    -David (ED) is passionate and knowledeable

    Cons

    -bureaucracy within the agency was difficult to deal with
    -favoritism within the organization
    -low employee morale


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn, grow, and make an impact"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Jewish Committee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AJC has a wonderful mission--to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and advance human rights and democratic values. It employs some of the best and brightest individuals dedicated to advancing that mission. Whenever possible, AJC seeks to promote from within. It's a wonderful environment to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Lacking some SOPs that could help workflow and efficiency.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for an agency that is promoting human rights and democratic values.
    CEO is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and very inspiring
    Many paid holidays

    Cons

    Payscale is quite low for support staff.
    Middle management comes off sort of snobbish to the administrative support staff and demanding.
    Seems to be a big disparity in salary, Executives are paid very well.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more considerate to support staff.
    Treat all your employees with dignity and respect no matter what their job title is.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Membership Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Jewish Committee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment & many opportunities and room for growth.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons..great experience


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Jewish Committee part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was treated well. Hired as a temp and dubbed an "associate". Well paid, they were eager to work with my schedule and make the office a decent place to work. Most of the work I was a part of was interfaith or interethnic dialogue. Overall, a very rewarding experience. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    AJCs unwillingness to address even the most worrisome actions or words on the part of the State of Israel can be pretty frustrating. If you're a J-Street supporting Jew, you might find it a might uncomfortable on occassion.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace a role as the center (nonpartisan) voice of American Jews. AJC has always been pro-peace, why let J Street take that mantra? (Because David Harris is unwilling to openly critique a Bibi government.)


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