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Liz Feld
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Salary is better than some non-profits(in 4 reviews)

  • "Terrific advocacy for the cause, strong science programs(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Recently, high turnover from other employees in fundraising positions(in 6 reviews)

  • "Non-profit organization - When funding is low, so is job security(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Autism Speaks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    you may be able to help someone once in a rare while. they have created some good changes in insurance.

    Cons

    inflexible mismanaged misguided non-profit is focused on making money more than actually helping people who need it

    Advice to Management

    understand autism and how it is effecting families. focus funding on real solutions. stop the dog and pony show and really help people.

    Autism Speaks2018-12-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Speaks

    Pros

    A lot of changes and potential with a new level of focus, heading in a proactive direction. Much time will be spent leveling out, getting organized and making needed investments in infrastructure and raising standards. High hopes to see the org on a list of competitive places to work thereafter. The mission is meaningful to millions.

    Cons

    Being flexible to changing priorities is a must at most non-profit foundations. But right now at this org it's the only way to exist. Change, even for the better, is not easy and can be difficult for some to negotiate. A culture of excuses is a hard habit to break after so long. Focus on accountability at all levels and challenge employees to raise standards.

    Advice to Management

    Look at current state of the org from the perspective of employees at all levels, especially while beginning to shift to a culture of accountability. Invest in employees that demonstrate they want to see the org succeed.

    Autism Speaks2016-05-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Laid Back"

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    Former Employee - Field Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Autism Speaks for less than a year

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for advancement. Very laid back job.

    Cons

    Non-profit organization - When funding is low, so is job security.

    Autism Speaks2016-02-11
  4. Helpful (5)

    "The Epitome of Hostile Work Environment"

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

    I have been working at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is satisfying to help families affected by autism.

    Cons

    In the last 2 years the culture of bullying has become pervasive. Upper management uses tactics of aggressive intimidation in (what appears to be) an attempt to keep staff in line. Their concern seems be less about the autism community and more about their egos and domination of staff associated with the previous regime. There have been massive layoffs in recent years that appear to have been done without knowing the...

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    Advice to Management

    Most people who work for non-profits, do not do so because they want to get rich. They work for charities because of their desire to feel like they are helping others. Management needs to begin to take into account the knowledge and opinions of those that have successfully worked at AS for years. While things were not perfect in the past, it was a successful company and that success lies directly on the shoulders of...

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    Autism Speaks2014-03-17
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