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Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive work place in which everyone wants to make an impact

    Cons

    Stressful, high-strung work environment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mission-Driven Organization with Web of Beauracracy"

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    Current Employee - Migration Counselor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Migration Counselor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Inspiring colleagues, stellar reputation, generous vacation and holy/holidays, excellent mentorship in most departments

    Cons

    Low pay, matrix management, decisions made from the top without consulting employees doing the work

    Advice to Management

    Invest in loyalty and longevity. We lose too much talent due to pay and educational benefits offered elsewhere.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, poor leadership and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Archdiocese of New York full-time

    Pros

    Great experience working directly with mentally ill population. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Too much control from those who are too far removed from the direct care role and don't have any true understanding of the job nor what it entails. This results in an unfortunate focus on $ as opposed to the betterment of the clients, which is what we are all supposed to be there for.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from staff who work directly with clients and understand what it takes to help them succeed as opposed to listening to the higher ups who are focused on crunching numbers and making money.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Leaves a lot to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Archdiocese of New York full-time

    Pros

    Workplace for inexperienced people to get experience in a new role or position.
    In theory, has the capacity to make an impact on a tremendous scale.

    Cons

    Long hours, Very low pay,Petty and unfriendly environment, A lot of backstabbing, mistrust, mismanagement, confusion. High turnover leads to more inconsistency and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics--build trust, treat employees kindly and with respect and gratitude. Happy employees do better work than bitter ones!


  6. "Low pay"

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, discipline in the classroom, days off

    Cons

    extremely low pay, little room for growth, not all schools are union


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Leaves much to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There's some great people at the organization and the work can be extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? TERRIBLE benefits, including absolutely no dental options. The red tape is excessive and it's impossible to get work done between departments. Technology is stuck in the 80's and the egos at the top of the organization are laughable. Zero opportunity for advancement and impossible to get a raise, even for top performers. It's difficult to stay engaged when it's made very clear that you are not valued at the organization at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. Give them decent benefits. Act like you care about them.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Immigration Counselor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Immigration Counselor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, very rewarding work

    Cons

    Employees are not valued enough, not very flexible with time off, conflicting HR/program policies, not a lot of opportunities to move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that you value them and also, take into account how emotionally taxing the work is.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Cardinal's Appeal Department (Fundraising)"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of New York full-time

    Pros

    I am writing this in the hopes it will help applicants make a better informed decision. SO here you go beginning with the Pros.

    - experience
    - everyone in the building is pretty friendly (expect a hello in the elevator from all)
    - cafeteria in the building
    - Catholic holidays, summer Fridays
    - I thought health insurance was fine even though colleagues complained about it
    - it is easy to stand out if you work hard

    Cons

    - they don't tell you that you (employees) are expected to pay our of pocket between $600-1500+ a month in ezpass charges, fuel, gifts, drink/food (coffee/donuts etc) for parish volunteers or secretaries; campaign supplies, USPS mail postage and (sometimes) mailing fees (because you have to mail your own campaign materials to all the parishioners of your 45-50 parishes). Reimbursements can take weeks. **If you skip all my other Cons please think about this and how you will be able to afford to live and budget with these sort of unpredictable monthly expenses
    - Your churches may be spread anywhere in Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Bronx, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan counties with no satellite offices so you are always expected to work out of the main office in Manhattan though you may have parishes distributed all over those counties. There is no work from home and in my experience Appeal Director was inflexible even though I had parishes all over tarnation and I was not getting home until 10:30 pm 4 days a week for weeks (and was told this is what I should expect year round). So, you may have a parish in southern Staten Island, another in Ulster COunty one on the Bronx and another two in Westchester and Putnam. You have to visit them all, attend night meetings (because this is when volunteer teams meet) but also work on printing thousands of parish letters and envelopes at headquarters. It is really ridiculous.
    - no dental or vision
    - lack of long term planning, everything from events to campaigns seem to be dysfunctionally thrown together at the last minute
    - to do well in the job you should be a good person that owns their Catholic or Christian faith because how else could you possibly speak to and relate to the Priests, Monsignors, Bishops and volunteer teams and speak to them about the importance of giving within their faith; however, to do well in their version of fundraising (which is unfortunately developed by bottom feeding "consultants") you can't possibly be Christian or Catholic. If you are expect a huge ethics, values, morality dilemma
    - there is significant red tape. Must walk the line, keep head down, or face retribution. (In other words, entrepreneurial spirits need not apply). The executive director is more open; however, everyone that works under her (and therefore above you) is not and you are not allowed to speak directly to her. Director is very defensive, micromanages you, and seems to view new ideas or proposed solutions as criticisms and the people who have them or think outside of the box as something to be controlled and silenced.
    - job will not meet expectations because for whatever reason the entire scope of the job (even the existing campaigns that are done year after year) is not shared and the description is not accurate
    - be prepared to work 10-12+ hour days year-round with no overtime or flexibility
    - A lot of unskilled managers and directors promoted; people with no management skills managing, people with no people skills managing people. (Politics or nepotism? Not sure)
    - not fairly compensated and expected to work late (people who leave on time are frowned upon)
    - they expect you to tip department cleaning crew and parking attendants in holidays -- noteworthy to mention because the standard is that the company CEO or in this case the Executive Director or Jr Directors would do this if it were necessary
    - a lot of turnaround
    - this is less a fundraising job and more a facilitator job - you are not actually fundraising ever, the priests and/or volunteers are

    Advice to Management

    - everyone including management/directors should be reviewed
    - be honest with applicants and employees in regards to job roles and expectations and out of pocket
    - ensure all management team is on the same page
    - reassess fundraising practices without Consultants
    - keep an open door policy and mean it
    - reconsider parish distribution among employees so that parishes are closer together and allow them to work out of parishes or their homes


  10. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, allow their interns to take on a lot of cool projects and feel like a part of the community

    Cons

    No cons that I found during my time there!


  11. "Archdiocese"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, lots of holidays, nice people in general

    Cons

    awful communication, pompous attitude from senior management, no dental or vision insurance

    Advice to Management

    none



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