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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Reviews

Updated June 4, 2018
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation President and CEO Michael Osso
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Pros
  • "flexible and good pay, work from home, 35,000 starting pay" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great mission, provide a lot of support and education for patients and families" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very little work life balance, working tons of overtime and still falling behind" (in 14 reviews)

  • "High turnover - no one stays for long" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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)


  2. "no stability"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and good pay

    Cons

    No long term runs off donor money and your the first to go!

    Advice to Management

    Honesty is the best policy

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, poor work culture and environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mission, provide a lot of support and education for patients and families.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up. High turnover. Poor work life balance. Too many mid level managers who do not really support the field. Management is a lot of talk, but doesn't get hands on when it comes to events etc. Management talks down to staff. Goals are set so high that they are close to impossible to reach. If you fall short of goal in any area you are not eligible for bonus. Different areas compete for same pool of supporters and often fight over them. Lot of talk about team work, but team players are not rewarded, it's more of a back stabbing culture. There are some good staff, but they get fed up and leave. Staff is often overworked and underpaid, compensation at management level is very high compared to hours they put in.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees who are leaving, find out why they are leaving. Hire managers with experience and who knows how to manage staff. Promote work life balance, make staff compensation more fair. Hire more staff instead of adding mid level managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great success with research, strong accounting team

    Cons

    Ready-Fire-Aim mentality, poor work-life balance, poor process, Sr Mgmt is not very good,

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better or you won't have any, the emperor has no clothes is not a long term strategy, better process would help.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Need more boots on the ground"

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    Current Employee - Chapter Staff
    Current Employee - Chapter Staff
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very mission driven. Treat volunteers really well and are making changes (slowly) to what the staff are suggesting. Great support system among employees - not competitive, everyone really helps each other out.

    Cons

    Offices are very understaffed. A number of middle management positions were created over the last few years but they don't actually assist where help is needed. The chapters need more staff, more boots on the ground, to actually see results. Very little work life balance, working tons of overtime and still falling behind. Almost near impossible bonus program. Little incentive to go above an beyond as there is little reward. Communication between middle and higher management does not exist. There's a fair amount of managing up and being made to feel bad about holding upper management as accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people for the chapters. You have to spend money to make money and in the meantime valuable employees are leaving because they are overworked and under appreciated. Actual high performers aren't being career pathed, it's the people who brown-nose the management who get promoted and the actual achievers are being ignored and then have to work for the people that they know didn't do anything to deserve the promotion. Reward employees that meet the goals you've asked of them as right now there is a constant feeling of "it's never enough".


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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