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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2019

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation CEO Michael Osso
Michael Osso
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great mission, provide a lot of support and education for patients and families(in 7 reviews)

  • "Overall CCFA is a great organization with great people that is service humanity(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is extremely is tipped and expectations for a single person unrealistic(in 14 reviews)

  • "Compensation leaves something to be desired; but it's a non-profit, that should be expected at some level(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    All the people you work with will activity try to make you better at your job. Very supportive environment. Wonderful company to work for.

    Cons

    Don't have any Cons about the job. Just know you have to dedicate a lot of time (not a con thought)

    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2017-03-10
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Internal Culture Makes Work Difficult"

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

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -The volunteers are passionate -Flexibility -Very mission driven organization -Events are often fun and well executed

    Cons

    -Internal culture is shocking -No support for field employees -Competition over donor dollars -Expectation to be 'on' and working all the time -Disconnected leaders at chapter and national level -Refusal to reassess failing programs to the detriment of the few volunteers that have stuck around -Known philosophy that employees in fundraising jobs will leave after 2-3 years, so no attempt at retention or fostering...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback!!!! No one is listening to anyone's feedback. When all employees in one program or chapter or under one supervisor leave within a few months of each other, why isn't that raising a red flag?!? Invest in your employees, you burn them out so fast. Instead of getting rid of low level employees who are still passionate and engaged, reassess the culture at the top-- that's why everyone's leaving. ...

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    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2019-06-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Has it's pro's & cons"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very flexible company if you need to work remote sometimes, great 403B plan, & good amount of vacation days. In my particular position I was also able to learn a lot in a short amount of time.

      Cons

      -Not a good healthcare plan, very expensive -High turnover rate due to burnout. A lot is expected from the top down with not enough employees -Not much room for upward growth

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2019-02-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Can Be A Really Fun & Unique Job"

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      Former Employee - Manager, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The CEO and upper management in NY are a dream team. The culture and community are lovely, especially in the right chapter. It can be a really fun and unique job if you're connected to the mission, and of course very rewarding. You must be innovative and dedicated to making it work, again this innovation can be exciting and challenging in a fun way.

      Cons

      My direct manager was a very poor leader in terms of guidance on achievement of goals. Direction always came in at the last minute when it was really too late to execute. However, there is a lot of help from co-workers and it seemed expected that this is where one should look for guidance. The issue is everyone is remote and it can be difficult to build the bonds that are necessary for this kind of collaboration. Also,...

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      Advice to Management

      Please try to lead more like upper management, they really are setting a good example and should be emulated. This is a worthy cause, taking advice from the incredible leaders at the top would really be valuable to the mission.

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2019-01-21
    • "N/A"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Good community of volunteers and donors.

      Cons

      Bad management. Low pay.

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-12-07
    • "Fundraising Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Fundraising Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Very smart and cutting edge senior leadership; dedicated field staff; great mission with impressive medical research program; highly committed volunteers at all levels; good salary and benefits; excellent learning opportunities

      Cons

      Has the usual growing pains for an up-and-coming national non-profit org; needs more field staff in major markets; needs more public awareness of cause; needs a few more administrative assistant staff

      Advice to Management

      Stay passionate about finding cures and treatments; invest some in advertising; add more special events but fewer walks; maximize special event strengths;

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-10-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Plenty of Fish in the Sea"

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

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The Work Culture is the only positive part of this organization. Everyone is nice to one another which keeps you going throughout the day.

      Cons

      -Very low pay in salaries within the organization. Senior Management however is totally overpaid. -They do not value strong intellectual employees and their growth. They let employees sit there for years and years without any new direction. -The employee turnover is ridiculously high in this organization. Management is to blame. -There is no direction or good lead within departments. From my experience, majority...

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      Advice to Management

      -HR, work on you professionalism. Your department is very important for the organization. You cant be dressed unprofessionally and at the same time implement employees do. Lead by example! -Management needs to value strong employees that can take you to the next level. -Pay your employees! Everyone already knows how grossly overpaid senior management is. Employees are doing the dirty work and not being compensated...

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      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-11-01
    • Helpful (5)

      "I kept thinking it would get better"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I was happy to have been given a chance at my role and to learn fundraising. I enjoyed working with patients, my fundraising teams, and some of my colleagues.

      Cons

      There was a lot of turnover. I was being underpaid and micromanaged.

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-09-15
    • Helpful (8)

      "Impossible exceptions and no room for growth"

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      Former Employee - Executive Director 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The money that goes to this charity is actually being used for it's mission and it's a great mission. The money goes to research and supportive services so it's an easy mission to get behind. Field employees are friendly and work together supportively.

      Cons

      No work life balance. I was often working 60-80 hour weeks just to keep up with everything. When I tried to get help there was none to be had despite the Foundation continuing to create and hire middle-level managers who are supposed to help the chapters but don't. The expectations of doing administrative work combine with being out in the community and working with volunteers, board members, planning events, etc are...

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      Advice to Management

      Take a course on how to communicate effectively. There is so much disfunction at the middle and national levels that it's driving really good employees away from working with there just because HR and the management can't get their acts together. Redo your bonus program so that if you do get a bonus it's actually worth the work you've put in. Listen and trust your field staff. They know what's actually going on a...

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      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-07-19
    • Helpful (5)

      "Top Heavy Foundation, Who Needs to Listen to The Local Staff More"

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

      I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible work schedule and some really amazing volunteers.

      Cons

      This company is very top heavy, with a lot of national managers or national staff, who can be very disconnected to what is happening on the ground and being done by the local staff. When you work on the local level, there is not much room for agency in your position, they much rather you follow their lead on what works best for your market, without really listening to your thoughts. Many of the national staff or higher...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to the people in the local offices as they are the ones who know what is best for their market. Heed the advice form the exit interviews as it seems most advice is ignored and changes are not being made. Have your review system be a two-way street. Give the employees an opportunity to review their managers.

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation2018-07-20
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