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Combined Jewish Philanthropies Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Doing good while learning and growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization puts its money where it mouth is. CJP continues to reinforce that the staff is as important as the work done in the community. Great place to learn from the best and know that you are strengthening the community locally and abroad.

    Cons

    One campaign stops and the next starts...hard to find any seasonality as all of our work is critical. Need more laptops.

    Advice to Management

    You appear to be focused on the right issues. Continue to hire / promote managers who are strong leaders as well as experts in their field.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, minimal advancement"

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    Former Employee - Senior Development Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Development Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of holidays off, fun/young staff in bulk of department, dedicated coworkers, they will hire for development jobs w/ no development experience (very, very, very rare).

    Cons

    Tons of red tape/bureaucracy, very fundraising-focused (which means donors can call the shots on lots of things), minimal advancement opportunities (small promotions within job, but not a ton of upward mobility)

    Advice to Management

    Look outside the bubble for talent and ideas.


  3. "Status quo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As others have mentioned there's a lot of Jewish holidays off and that's about it...

    Cons

    I used to work here in the marketing dept full time and I left in under a year. Why? I was mistreated by an employee who at that time had been there for over 8 years. When I reported this to my manager she said, "That's just how he is, he's been here for 8 years and his manager is aware of it." NOTHING was done about this employee or his behaviors. The rest of the marketing team was full of micromanaging people who were stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to complaints and do something about it. Even HR didn't do anything when I went to them.


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  5. "I help with projects for students on college campuses."

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    Current Employee - Program Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people that are easy to work with. High expectations but very manageable and people are always ready to help.

    Cons

    Processes can often be lengthy and bureaucratic.


  6. "support EVP and COO"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, professional growth, wonderful people

    Cons

    I do not have any.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic place to work and grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time

    Pros

    The people are warm and management really listens to new ideas and new ways of doing things. They really make you feel included and part of the CJP team.

    Cons

    Parking can be really expensive and getting to and from the Financial District can be a pain. It is a non-profit so budgets can be very tight.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if salaries were slightly higher to help attract and retain top talent.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good intentions but management is lost"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All Jewish holidays off (about 10 extra a year)
    Generous vacation and sick policy
    35 hour work week (but expected to work more)
    Flex working policy

    Cons

    Management is clueless
    high turnover
    All raises go towards upper managerment/senior team
    no growth
    Very political in terms of promotions

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting yourselves
    hire the right people who can actually do the job
    stop asking for feedback and then ignoring it when we give it you


  9. "CJP - A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    work/life balance, time off, collegial atmosphere, mission of the organization, hires solid professionals, respected organization in the community, convenient office location

    Cons

    sometimes policies were not administered in a fair way (sometimes getting ahead felt like a popularity contest) compensation can be low as in all non-profits

    Advice to Management

    try to consistently apply policies across the organization. help employees better understand "what it takes" to get ahead and get promoted.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "CJP moves forward with work/life balance but leaves other things behind"

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    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    CJP is a safe and stable work environment. It is hard not to feel good about the great things CJP does for the community both in Boston and in Israel. My personal experience at CJP has seen tremendous growth in work life balance, which is currently being enhanced. A move I strongly support and encourage.

    Cons

    Senior team is many times out of touch with the employees. Antiquated ideas about the value of their employees and working together. Weak HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, get to know us, we are your greatest resource. Trust us and we'll trust you back and give you our all in return.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Collaborative, smart, caring colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Jewish Philanthropies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for learning and growth if you are a team player and proactive, hard worker. Colleagues care deeply about each other, are friendly, door is always open no matter what level you are at or tenure in the organization.

    Cons

    Amount/pace of work can be intense.


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