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Updated February 10, 2018
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Pros
  • It is a really good cause and a positive environment looking forward to find a cure (in 7 reviews)

  • Great mission, fair salaries, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Many long hours, however worth if for the mission of the organization (in 10 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from management and main office (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "#1 in Employee Appreciation"

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

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive compensation, increased benefits and perks, solid mission and values Foundation

    Cons

    Minimal chapter level career paths, excessive heavy volume internal communication, lacking empathy to community

    Advice to Management

    Get involved to have experiences with the community


  2. "culture of excellence, inspiring mission, culture improving every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is no question that staff really care about the mission. Strong culture of achieving excellence--staff are top in field. Staff definitely becoming more diverse, although still lots of work to be done on this front.

    Cons

    Too much competition/drama between departments--we all have a shared mission, we should be a team. However, the culture has come very far in the past few years with changes in leadership and continues to improve with the ongoing culture initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Model core values so that staff believe in them.

  3. "Worst Job I Have Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seemed like a supportive environment at first.

    Cons

    Worst boss I have ever had. Toxic, abusive. She has since been let go, last I heard.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Director of Development"

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

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Mission driven organization with a track record of making significant medical breakthroughs in CF research. Trying to address shortcomings as an organization.

    Cons

    Disconnect between field staff and policy makers. Rolling out new initiatives without proper vetting. Un-inspiring and hard to achieve bonus program.

    Advice to Management

    Think things through before you launch new programs. Give staff an incentive program that can be reached.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Development Director"

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    Current Employee - Development Director in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Development Director in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, chapters, and corporate office work well together, they care about their employees, always looking for ways to be better.

    Cons

    Depending on the chapter, you may have a high workload.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good and Bad"

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

    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    It's truly the definition of a non-profit organization. The money raised really does go to science and trying to find a cure.

    Cons

    Career development is almost non-existent. They have the ability to create newer/higher positions. They keep the existing employees at the same level, but hire non-qualified people for higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff who truly cares about the foundation and their career. Listen when they try to talk to you. Favoritism is inevitable, but please try not to show favoritism when it comes to career choices/goals.


  7. "Unrealistic expectations"

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

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Good cause, families, friendly board

    Cons

    Management, unrealistic expectations, lots of pressure, overburdened with compliance

  8. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic organization to wok for!

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship. However, very beneficial and lots of experience


  9. "If you get a good manger to work for, this place is an absolute dream."

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

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly-knowledgable, extremely talented and friendly staff. Organizational leadership was strong and created a welcoming climate to work in. Working was interesting and constantly evolving. People really respect one another and not only value differing opinions, but seek them out in an honest and welcoming manner.

    Cons

    High turn-over, Wasn't clear how one was supposed to advance in career, get a raise or earn a promotion. A good amount of strife and conflict between departments. Conflict resolution was handed poorly and most times was nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of promoting peace between the different departments and review the work/role of the staff at director levels to see how they treat the people that report to them.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Director of Development, special events coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Director of Development; Special Events Coordinstor in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Development; Special Events Coordinstor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Knowing you are helping promote awareness, sharing science and trying to raise money to provide a cure for the amazing patients and their families.

    Cons

    It is overrun with senior staff who need to retire who maintain absurd and impossible goals while expecting chapter staff to sacrifice their time, money and talent while not being even close to industry competitive with salary or benefits. It is cliquey and their are those who will look to get rid of people who have experience and ideas. Nothing is safe with HR. We lost 2 EDs and 6 others while I was there in my 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the National level, get industry competitive with salary/benefits, appreciate the people who sacrifice so much to make walks and other events happen.


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