Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2020

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Preston Campbell  (no image)
Dr. Preston Campbell
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "The money raised really does go to science and trying to find a cure(in 9 reviews)

  • "The CF Foundation is dedicated and passionate about its mission to find a cure and improve the lives of those struggling with the disease(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, meetings with chambers, donors, new business, you’re out of the office practically everyday(in 13 reviews)

  • "They underpay compared to just about every other non profit out there(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Higher salary, great benefits vacations

    Cons

    small offices with small drama

  2. "Good non-profit to work for, not much room for advancement unless you move to a different chapter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work/life balance, purpose of work makes you feel good.

    Cons

    Tough to advance unless you are OK with moving. small staff in office.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary..slow raised with new system

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Competitive in office. Bullying...high school environment

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Saying you care and actually caring are two different things!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great mission and great people at the lower levels.

    Cons

    Management style is high school!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Identity-crisis"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The mission can be gratifying if you are able to overcome the corporate environment in a non-profit organization.

    Cons

    Group-think organization where alternative ideas and suggestions are, at best, ignored or met with suspicion within the powerful cliques. Internal identity crisis in the context of whether you work within Operations or Medical department. The philosophy of employee leadership differs greatly between the two departments - distinctly more favorable within the latter. In the former, there is a prevailing lack of trust and respect for employee experience-based judgement and it's demonstrated on a daily basis by the Leadership; overly controlling and critical, poorly-conceived and oppressive policy and procedures prevails over sound judgement-calls by anyone other than Leadership. Humanity within the Human Resources department is sorely lacking for employees.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Services Trainee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k matching, vacation, experience

    Cons

    Lots of bullying, favorites and gossiping among managers

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  7. "Great Non-Profit"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You see the medical progress happening in real time, fun teams, energetic workplace, great benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions can be slow coming.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Cause and Benefits"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Their 401k plan is amazing, the cause is worthwhile. They are striving for a cure and making a huge difference in the community.

    Cons

    Often unrealistic expectations on event revenue and time spent. You are expected to attend every single event that is put on by the chapter which effects quality of life in the long run.

  9. "Exciting place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Exciting place to work with new treatments and programs galore. Generally a lot of comradery, even across teams. Increased focused on employee satisfaction. Interesting and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Day to day satisfaction and opportunity depends a lot on manager, staff activities can feel forced. Lack of transparency with growth opportunities. Some departments are favorites.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Had potential until true colors were revealed"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mission, training, days off, dress code.

    Cons

    Cliques in the chapters. Sometimes bully atmosphere. Absolutely no support from upper management. It was like being in high school with a paycheck.

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