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Doe Fund Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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Pros
  • The men who really are working hard to change their lives are truly inspiring (in 2 reviews)

  • Great mission- The trainees need, deserve and appreciate the opportunities to reset their lives with housing and job training (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Those in upper Management are some of the worst people you'll ever meet (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, lack of employee respect (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Get your life on track"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CAUTION!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  3. "Women Shelter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  5. "Doing good work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back Office Mail Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Back Office Mail Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund (More than a year)

    Pros

    This program is for enhancing your career

    Cons

    I can't find any cons about this program.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Back Office is backwards"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The base mission is admirable. Many people have had their lives turned around by the Doe Fund.

    Cons

    The management at the Back Office is inept. No real guidance. You will not get included in any meetings and then get blamed for not knowing what happened at the meetings. Copy machines break down constantly. Lack of basic supplies like pens for the staff.

    Advice to Management

    The Back Office is redundant, and only good for storage. Should just be a warehouse since no real work is getting accomplished there anyway.


  7. "cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working for the Doe Fund is a good job learning about the Nonprofit Organization

    Cons

    Because its a Men's Shelter? Program. sometimes its difficult to deal with
    so many personality


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Kitchen assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loving to make sandwiches also grill anything you name.....

    Cons

    Not enough high quality volume at the work place

    Advice to Management

    You should see me in action.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Killing a Dream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund full-time

    Pros

    The men that walk through the doors everyday trying to change their lives.

    Cons

    It's all already been said.

    Dripping with corruption, no real strategic plan, revolving door of qualified staff. I've seen inspiring, driven, smart people try to make a difference here only to leave as soon as they realize that this is a way for two very wealth white people and their family to get richer off the backs of the homeless.

    Anyone in a leadership role who has been there for longer than a couple of years is usually not qualified to work elsewhere or is a graduate who has been browbeaten into staying.

    The McDonald's are running what started as a solid model into the ground and are using the organization as their personal piggy bank, red carpet, and main stage to pat themselves on the back and pay for there many real estate projects. It's disgraceful.

    Advice to Management

    Do New York a favor and turn the organization over to capable hands. When that's happened, get rid of the useless executive management who have been cashing 6 figure paychecks with nothing to show for it for too long and dismantle the antiquated HR team.

    Doe Fund Response

    Nov 3, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    The Doe Fund's budget, including its expenditures and executive compensation, is reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors-- comprised of experienced and well respected business ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Security Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gain sufficient employment time to pad your resume

    Cons

    A slave plantation mentality exists amongst the white hierarchy and company with structural roles implanted to ensure complacency.

    Advice to Management

    Department heads should be required to attend sensitivity training and cultural diversity seminars to enchance their communication skills.

    Doe Fund Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    Of The Doe Fund's 25 senior staff members, more than half are African American, and diversity at the senior level remains critical to the organization's success serving our communities. Ongoing ... More


  11. Helpful (6)

    "A year at The Doe Fund"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doe Fund (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Advocacy and Mission goals of The Doe Fund are important.

    Cons

    The Doe Fund is run by a couple by the last name McDonald. They've run the organization since it's founding and like any monarchy, they have allowed the power and money get to their heads. I worked in the development office under the watchful eye of George and by default Harriet. During my time there I saw the exodus of the entire department on two occasions within one year. Including but not limited all people of color. George repeatedly scolded and reprimanded staff on a consistent basis also having interaction with Harriet hat were completely inappropriate. He one time even sent out an email to ask employees to go on glassdoor and write favorable reviews. The organization has consistently lost funding because of it's chaotic development practices and because the head of fundraising has little to no fundraising experience. The financial malpractices of the organization also made the the CFO and a number of high level staff depart. Although the mission and goals are supposed to be aligned to affecting positive change their business practices and workplace culture are completely antithetical to that work. I personally as a fundraiser would never encourage anyone to give to this organization much less work there.

    Advice to Management

    I think the board needs to access the leadership and business plan of The Doe Fund.



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