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Doe Fund Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • It is easy to work here and achieve a work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • The men who really are working hard to change their lives are truly inspiring (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • George McDonald's business practices are extremely unethical (in 3 reviews)

  • Including but not limited all people of color (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Non-Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Non-Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, how much they impact the local community, diverse working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of solid financial planning.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in what you have. You worked hard to make it.


  2. "Administrative Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Doe Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Community based organization, Stepping Stone for careers

    Cons

    No Growth from department,

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Learn What You Can and Leave."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grad Services Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Grad Services Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can eat for free in the client cafeteria. Many of the clients are truly working to better themselves.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very expensive medical benefits. Inept management. Lifers are running the show and afraid of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire independent consultants to get your departments in order. Get honest with yourselves about the real challenges you are confronting, and stop deluding your donors.


  4. "Unsupportive and Difficult Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The clients are whats best about all the programs. Also the organization was very flexible with time off, sick time, schedules etc.

    Cons

    A lack of trust and support administratively and even from HR as well as a tendency to treat potential problems as fact and immediate grounds for write ups rather than entry points for exploration of concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that knows how to trust its staff and work collaboratively/delegate appropriately.


  5. "My Personal Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal concept and erstwhile undertaking. Addresses an urgent societal need: providing hope for the formerly incarcerated, formerly addicted, and chronically homeless.

    Cons

    Tendency to micro-manage and strain creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more freedom of expression and creativity from the bottom up.


  6. "Culinary Arts Program"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Training Program for the men

    Cons

    short training day and often staff is not available

    Advice to Management

    Stop demeaning your culinary staff in front of the clients....how unprofesssional is that !


  7. "Internal Catering Chef"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Coordinator/Cook Instructor/Catering Chef in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Food Service Coordinator/Cook Instructor/Catering Chef in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Doe Fund full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was about giving back to the MEN IN BLUE that experience the same lifestyle I once lived .

    Cons

    None really , THE DOE FUND saved my life .

    Advice to Management

    None at all .

  8. Helpful (5)

    "CAUTION!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - (Main Office) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - (Main Office) in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission- The trainees need, deserve and appreciate the opportunities to reset their lives with housing and job training.

    Cons

    The organization's leaders are like headless chickens that lack effective strategy and accountability. If you are a professional thinking of working with this organization, CAUTION: Heed the negative reviews on this site and DON'T DO IT!

    Advice to Management

    Board members need to step in and guide the operations. Change is necessary but don't take it out on good employees you lure in, and then lay them off just before health benefits kick in all because you don't know what you're doing! It's unethical and utterly disrespectful. Karma is real.


  9. "Get your life on track"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Chef in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Doe Fund full-time

    Pros

    If you've ever been down on your luck, help is just a mouse-click or phone call away. Have you ever heard of a place that pays you to get your life on the right track? Look no further. The Doe Fund has training and many opportunities to utilize to get you back on track into the workforce. Depending on your field, you can begin the journey to changing your life.

    Cons

    It's really up to you and your motivation to succeed. All the tools you need and more are available at The Doe Fund.


  10. "Women Shelter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team players/ Feel like a family/ Good Supervisors / Helping with volunteering for the homeless.

    Cons

    There is no cons, very good program.


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