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Autism Speaks Director Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2017

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Families truly appreciated what we did.

    Cons

    Lackluster leadership with no clearcut goals and lack of resources.

    Autism Speaks2017-03-14
  2. Helpful (5)

    "don't even bother"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Close to transportation... Good location, that's it! Though food options in the area are not great. The medical benefits are not that bad actually.

    Cons

    It's a big mess. Don't do it. Everyone is confused, overpaid, exhausted, under-pressure (or threatened) and there's no real organization. Ask anyone. Besides that, no knows anyone in the office, people barely talk to each other, not even in the kitchen, there's no real "team" or "culture", even when you try hard. Everyone is in their own little hell. Lots of gossiping. Lots of internal struggles over donors' dollars...

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    Advice to Management

    This is work, it's a non profit no less. Not a zoo. You can't be yelling around at your employees. You can't keep them engaged for what you pay or ask of us. You can't be moving people around based on your daily whims. HR is a joke if you report something. Disgraceful.

    Autism Speaks2017-04-05
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible management. They don't know what grassroots is in this org. Mr and Mrs wright would be very disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. They walk all over their staff. Hard work does not pay off. Management takes credit and doesn't give it

    Cons

    Everything everything. Hiring Corp people for a grassroots....it's sad to see a good org go down the drain by Corp min people

    Autism Speaks2016-02-26
  4. Helpful (11)

    "A mess"

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

    I have been working at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nobody seems to care when nothing gets done or goes badly. Employees can bond over how disorganized and discombobulated the place is.

    Cons

    There is no reality of life-work balance. you're expected to work nights and weekends and then volunteer until you fall apart or quit, just like every one does. there's a huge turnover, EVEN at the executive level, which creates a lot of insecurity and instability. Everyone is walking in egg shells all the time. At every level. Seems like the top execs are changing directions all the time and the reflects down a lot....

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    Advice to Management

    start listening to your employees because they talk to the volunteers and people you're supposed to serve. We usually spend hours/days cleaning up the messes the board makes in public. it's very frustrating and when people tell us they're now going to another autism charity we totally understand.

    Autism Speaks2015-11-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Unstable and unsettling"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working on a mission of deep importance to society, helping families and those affected by autism.

    Cons

    A dysfunctional and unsettling environment since June 2012. Approximately 90% of senior staff has left in the past 14 months, and roughly 30% of staff nationally has left during this time. This is directly correlated with the dubious leadership/direction the new CEO has taken the organization in. There have been rolling layoffs for 14 months, many of which are strategically questionable. New senior staff is being...

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    Advice to Management

    People cannot do their best work in an atmosphere of fear; this is no way to run a non-profit.

    Autism Speaks2013-11-10
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