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Updated February 11, 2018
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation President and CEO Michael Osso
Michael Osso
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Pros
  • flexible and good pay, work from home, 35,000 starting pay (in 5 reviews)

  • Great People overall on the Senior Level (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is extremely is tipped and expectations for a single person unrealistic (in 11 reviews)

  • There is little to no support when you start with CCFA (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Team Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Place to work there and

    Cons

    no cons. very good place


  2. "Disappointing Internal Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good stewards of donor dollars, meaning projects funded have made significant impacts on the community. Flexibility in hours and working remotely.

    Cons

    Management does nothing to treat employees like they’re actually humans.
    There’s no process at all for training new managers. None.
    Volunteers are always valued over employees. Everyone’s fighting over the same crumbs, whether it’s for the very few professional advancement opportunities that come up or for donor dollars.
    Internal competition for volunteers and donors across programs and resentment abounds.
    Huge lack of support from Executive Directors for the programs that don’t directly reflect on them.
    Expectation of work hours is 24/7.
    Low salary, awful awful benefits package other than the flexibility in hours and decent time off.
    Culture is one of competition, and not in a positive and uplifting way.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers and foster a better team environment. You can’t just say everyone’s ‘one team, one goal’ without doing anything to promote that mentality. It’s all a sham. Also, listen to feedback and pay attention to turnover!!!!!! Those are red flags. Don’t be afraid to get rid of management if they aren’t doing their job.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Mission- Poor Process and People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good mission with lots of success on the research side

    Cons

    Lack of process and structure, senior management team is disengaged with mission, work-life balance is poor, no professional or personal development training

    Advice to Management

    Operate with Integrity


  4. Helpful (1)

    "bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible and good pay, work from home, 35,000 starting pay

    Cons

    no direction, wont hear from boss for days,

    Advice to Management

    Get a local district manager


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on which Chapter you work for you have pretty good flexibility.
    You really are working for a fiscally responsible foundation, so you can feel good about what you do.

    Cons

    Volunteers (committee members and board members), no matter how horrible are valued over paid staff. Makes it difficult to do your job well.
    Promotions aren't given and there is little room for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. You should want to reward those that do well not be willing to let them leave to find reward somewhere else.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good intentions, lacking execution"

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    Current Employee - Endurance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Endurance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The volunteers that you work with are often fantastic and make the job worth it.
    You do feel you’re doing something fulfilling each day
    There’s flexibility and ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Management with no management training
    Upper management preaches things they never follow through on
    Completely silo-ed programs and internal competition for volunteers and dollars
    Poor overall work culture that upper management keeps saying they want to change but they never do anything to treat their employees like humans

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on what you say you’ll do and actually focus on culture, especially in the field
    Stop putting preference on one program or the other- everyone works hard
    Pay scaled according to how much money an individual is/is expected to bring in during a job
    If you hire inexperienced managers, train them


  7. "Great mission driven organization"

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

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful grateful patients, excellent fundraising opportunities and great leaders.

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher and more positions needs to be created for elevation of great employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great People overall on the Senior Level

    Cons

    The mid management is pretty devious


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Organization, Poor Work Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great ratio of funds raised goes to a great cause and this place brings a large amount of awareness to IBD. Flexible work hours with decent benefits. Gives a great "feel good" feeling for working here. Exciting & positive outlook ahead for the Foundation as a whole! CEO is really pushing the Foundation in the right direction.

    Cons

    Work life balance is extremely is tipped and expectations for a single person unrealistic. Turn over rate is high due to various reasons such as employees being burnt out, lack of growth and/or compensation. Most common is an employee being burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    The high turnover rate should really put forth a case study of why great employees are leaving. Balance the workload with the all the key positions. Even though the organization is a nonprofit, doesn't mean it shouldn't invest in a balanced amount of staff & support across all chapters. Invest more on employees and their sanity rather than a (hopefully) 12-18 months & done employee and then re-hire again.


  10. "Marketing Intern"

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

    I worked at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (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)


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