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Updated Feb 4, 2019

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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. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Autism Speaks full-time

    Pros

    Good non-profit organization driven by values to serve families and children with Autism

    Cons

    Nothing relevant currently, management is actively working to support productive work environment

    Autism Speaks2018-12-05
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Hear it's better there now, but that's not saying much"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were pretty good for a non-profit, and, despite some of the organization's more controversial attitudes and policies over the years, they really do make a significant and positive difference in the lives of many families who live with autism. The times that you felt you were actually helping people (and doing it alongside dedicated and good people outside of management who worked there) sometimes...

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    Cons

    Evidently most of the senior management structure there has changed significantly over the past year or two, but I can't imagine that they're not still being hampered by the incompetence of the top-level management there for the years I was there. The number of good, hard-working people they drove out or fired because they wouldn't tow the misguided organizational priorities or couldn't meet their unreasonable goals was...

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    Advice to Management

    Take what your predecessors did and do the exact opposite.

    Autism Speaks2017-05-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Highly Bureaucratic Environment that Instills Fear Into Its Employees"

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    Current Employee - Field Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Salary is better than some non-profits

    Cons

    -Highly bureaucratic so it takes forever to execute anything at the local level with processes that are constantly changing without informing the staff. -The leadership uses fear tactics to threaten employees who may not reach revenue goal and fails to provide proper training and resources. -Staff who achieve revenue goals aren't rewarded or even acknowledged -Leadership fails to give deliverables needed to execute...

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    Advice to Management

    Get new management, invest in current staff,

    Autism Speaks2017-01-17
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Doesn't have to be this way"

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible passion, mission and access to resources. Compared to other non-profits, incredible ability to invent, create and drive success.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and led. Lack of team spirit, cooperation. Clearly drawn lines of have and have nots - there is no consistent experience at Autism Speaks from employee to employee or office to office.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what matters and execute plans across the organization. The mission was clear, but is now confusing and muddled.

    Autism Speaks2015-05-26
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