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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation President and CEO Michael Osso
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Pros
  • Great People overall on the Senior Level (in 8 reviews)

  • Crohn's and Colitis are serious diseases, so CCFA is a great cause (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is extremely is tipped and expectations for a single person unrealistic (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. "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)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility, amazing cause, wonderful volunteers

    Cons

    There was a lot of turnover of staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours allows more life than work balance

    Cons

    Terrible Management and bad leaders to learn from

    Advice to Management

    There's people all over the company that simply are in their positions due to being at the right place at the right time, meaning most people are severely under qualified. Also, too many cooks in the kitchen. Cutback on middle management and give lower management the opportunity to excel and grow by taking the new workloads.


  9. "Making a difference!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed the past 3 1/2 years at the foundation. I previously worked in sales and marketing in a deadline oriented job. It was good preparation for the transition to non-profit fundraising. If you are a self starter, goal oriented, and flexible, the CCFA just might be a good fit.

    Cons

    If you are slow to accept change or do not work well in a fast paced environment, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work to retain high performers. Re-evaluate salary ranges.

    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Response

    Jun 1, 2017 – VP, Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. It most certainly is a fast-paced environment, and we do all we can to provide a rewarding work experience and support our staff, while... More


  10. "Living its values."

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

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

    Pros

    CCFA is collaborative and collegial. Communication is open and honest, and the organization is really making a difference in the lives of people impacted by IBD.

    Cons

    It is still relatively small for a national voluntary health organization, but for employees that means actually knowing each other enough for real working relationships.


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