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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "Great entry-level organization; poor organizational structure & HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level position for younger employees looking to learn and share ideas, great co-workers and colleagues who are dedicated, excellent benefits package

    Cons

    No upward mobility, challenging organizational culture, questionable HR practices and lack of structure and policies (or any that are enforced consistently and equitably), easy to get overworked


  2. "Intern Experience"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to have engaging work thrown at you (even though I know this wasn't true for ALL interns). A lot of constructive feedback, pay is not bad for an internship.

    Cons

    A little too hierarchical for my taste. Constant reporting back to supervisor.

  3. "No Clear Direction"

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Well-intended.
    Important cause.
    Strong international department.
    Robust youth engagement.
    Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Value placed on external advice over internal expertise.
    Under-utilization of employees.
    No focus on career development.
    Stagnation is imminent as senior leadership cannot grasp change even with proof of success.
    No clear strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Make your people a priority.


  4. "Nice place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedules, awesome benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth unfortunately


  5. Helpful (7)

    "The Campaign is a relic of the past."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is very good, in fact, if you are an assistant they expect very little of you.

    Cons

    The pay is just awful but that is to make up for the fact that they overpay the old-timers. As well, if you are an assistant, expect to be treated as if you are mentally incompetent. The junior staff has little respect for assistants that have been here for years but upper management actually encourages this sort of behavior.

    As an assistant, there will be no value seen by others here in what you do. Be prepared to be pushed aside or even just ignored and if you do come work here it will be easier on you if you remove yourself from any other belief other than this is a paycheck. You will not be valued, you are a body and nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    You have great people working for you and others that are not so great. There is a massive divide between the haves and haves not here and for an organization that preaches equality and freedoms you are far from that in your own operations. In fact, I believe that you are making Republicans look more socially liberal in regards to workforce equality.

    It is a shame that you hire children and pay no attention to the administrative staff that has been here for years. You should listen to their advice and actually value them as people. Everyone on staff comes and goes as they please but you treat the administrative staff, as if they are East Berlin line workers in 1961.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly Support Staff. Tons of Office Drama and Horrible Hierarchy Problems"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Secure Salary. If you can make friends with the support staff and join the ladies for lunch, you will have much better experience

    Cons

    There is a huge divide between assistants and those, who they support. The management doesn't have a clue about its own processes and what is needed. They spend unnecessary monies on silly things, and then are stingy on others. It's hard to find the right support unless you seek and you can end up with the boss from hell very easily.

    Advice to Management

    Not just listen to the office gossip, but do something about it. Don't retain directors just because of their name, you can achieve much more if you stopped caring about the hierarchy and started worried about what needs to be done. And everyone in the office knows about the internal drama and fighting with each other, so it would be better if you actually talked to each other and the top made decision clear. It's also obvious that some management resent their superiors.


  7. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Pay is not very good

    Advice to Management

    None