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Archdiocese of New York Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • There's some great people at the organization and the work can be extremely rewarding (in 5 reviews)

  • Catholic holidays, summer Fridays (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • awful communication, pompous attitude from senior management, no dental or vision insurance (in 9 reviews)

  • TERRIBLE benefits, including absolutely no dental options (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Work, Little Work Pressure, Good Higher Management, Helping People

    Cons

    Less Pay, Old People, Technologically not advanced,


  2. "Helping others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Diversity and the ability to help some of the cities neediest residents

    Cons

    Poor salaries and limited employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal and fair employee benefits

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Inspiring work, extreme beuracracy"

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    Former Employee - Immigration Counselor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Immigration Counselor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are inspiring and work is fulfilling. If you are dedicated to the mission, you will impact many lives for the better. Many bosses are flexible and accommodating of scheduling, as long as the work gets done. The org has a great reputation in the community.

    Cons

    Travel reimbursement is extremely slow and employees are required to put out their expenses (travel, postage, etc) in advance, a huge burden when the pay is so low. HR has taken a turn for the worst, cutting vacation days for new employees and firing linchpin personnel who need to take family leave. Bosses are nearly impossible to access because they carry more responsibility than they can humanly manage. Various positions no longer offer travel reimbursement or compensation for time traveled, so be sure to consider those factors when interviewing. The service area includes all over NYC and Lower Hudson Valley. It becomes quickly exhausting, especially when it doesn't count towards working hours. Salary negotiation at initial hire is the only time to ensure you are fully compensated your worth. Whether you have room to negotiate depends entirely upon the grant under which you are hired and how badly they need to fill the position. Considerable raises after hire are rare, so don't accept an initial offer expecting an increase soon. Promotions, even for the most talented staff, are so slow that many of the best employees leave before the promotion paperwork is processed. If you apply for a position outside of NYC, consider that the entire organization is metro-centric and more attention is paid to city programs.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Stop requiring non-exempt employees to put out so much money when your reimbursement process is so tedious. Offer better tuition assistance. Offer dental and vision (Aflac doesn't count when it is over-priced and under-insured). Stop letting media attention get it the way of the needs of the clients.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to help people

    Cons

    Understaff they could have used more help.

    Advice to Management

    n/A


  5. "great people, fun"

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

    Pros

    not hard, cheap lunch available in the building

    Cons

    did not get as many hours as i wouldve wanted

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! fun environment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Devoted Campaign Manager"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team. The eventual direction of the organization. The ability to meet people of faith, of fortitude, and of dedication from all walks of life and ages. The possibility to outgrow your position in very little time and leverage your success to move on in the nonprofit or corporate world.

    Cons

    #1: Management seems to be incapable of believing the reality on the ground if it does not conform to a prescribed ‘program’.

    #2: Decision making occurs behind closed doors, through a smoky line of communication. There is not even a pretense of including employees in the conversation. This causes all trust and even communication to fall apart.

    #3: The modus is to ‘stay in your lane’, to think, ‘it’s not YOUR job’, and for heaven’s sake don’t challenge, you must defend the status quo.

    #4: The apparent goal is to always take away your sense of security, to feel the same constant unease.

    #5: You must constantly fight for basic needs to accomplish your job. Every… single… thing… that would make your position easier is a battle. copy machines: battle, binding machines: battle, computer monitors: battle, EZ passes, gas cards, special folders, branded stationary, postage, TISSUES!

    #6: You cannot ever be general as then it is not important, you cannot be too granular because then it is isolated… and Heaven forbid you form a group, then you are simply creating problems.

    #7: It is hard to admit it is about ego, It is easier to bury heads in the sand and avoid the truth, insulated by the layers of bureaucracy that protect. A lack of empathy, or of anything remotely resemlembling feeling causes negativity in the workplace.

    #8: You see your thoughts scoffed at and openly discarded. You feel your ability to change shrink, your hopes are dashed. Some are wonderful at promoting this change-factor to be better. The support of others to take and discard this free flow of ideas leads many to not be creative or proactive.

    #9: Fear is a powerful tool; it motives, captivates, and stops. The campaigns are 'led' by one who in all outwards appearance fears the unknown, will not change unless forced to. Use of passive agreement with all change is motivated by fear of the insignificance of leadership and managerial skills.

    #10: The lack of support. Do not expect anything more than passing praise, never expect a support of superiors, you have to defend on your own.

    #11: Many masters, with no coherent way to succeed. You often have a closed door atmosphere enveloping the work you do. If you are loyal to one but not the other you can get burned. beware.

    #12: There is no ability to lead and be part of a team. the ineptitude of those failings are glaring, and shows that this department will continue to be a revolving door of talent, due to a glaring inability to lead. the management skill is unacceptable, demeanor standoffish, and there is no respect among the team. To quote President Trump: “ZERO leadership ability”, “it is sad!”

    #13: There needs a true rupture with the past (a past that rattles about and interferes on a regular basis). That past and present handicaps change. The perception of raising funds for good is clouded, it makes a campaign managers position untenable over time because there has never been an effort to repair, to explain, to be honest. Things could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, Resign, or Retire.


  7. "Parish Management"

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

    I worked at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment if you're looking to make a difference in a community of people.

    Cons

    Long time employees who have difficulty with new and changing demographics and methods.

  8. "Administration"

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

    Pros

    Creative freedom, flex time, good supervisor

    Cons

    Very low pay, minimal benefits

    Advice to Management

    If you want quality employees offer competitive salaries


  9. "Avoid Child Nutrition Program at all cost"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Catholic Holidays
    -There's free coffee
    - If you are Catholic then working here might mean something to you
    - theres some ok places to eat nearby and the cafeteria on the 9th floor is pretty good

    Cons

    -no opportunity for promotions
    - people being promoted that do not have the right qualifications
    - favoritism based on race and where you from in NYC
    - bosses belittle you
    -we are not allowed to contact HR and have no one to support us
    - no vision or dental insurance
    - not everyone can everyone feedback or contribute in meetings
    - office environment itself is so tiny and the air is stuffy and only certain special people have an office

    Advice to Management

    - Don't condescend to people
    - promote people because they deserve it not because you are friends
    - treat people with respect
    - all your team members to contribute


  10. "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


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