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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    As BAD as They Say

    Sep 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Mostly awesome employees/coworkers.

    Cons

    At the time of this writing, 18 out of 26 reviews of Alley Cat Allies are one-star (only 4 five-star reviews that are obviously written by management or someone else hired to polish the turd that is this organization’s reputation). Common threads that run through these reviews are: • Ineffective leadership • Board inaction to the above • No strategic vision • Donations are misused, and successes exaggerated • High turnover • Unethical, cruel, abusive, erratic behavior by the president and the COO • Dysfunctional, toxic environment • Micromanaging and demeaning leadership style I’m here to tell you that this is all true and waiting for you when you accept employment at Alley Cat Allies. This organization could do great things but will NEVER live up to its potential because of its useless leadership that controls its employees through fear and humiliation instead of inspiring and empowering them. Other recurring themes that I can confirm include but are not limited to: leadership playing favorites and shunning those who fall from grace; projects dying in the president’s hands; president’s inability to delegate causing the death of said projects; leadership’s refusal to admit fault; leadership projecting its own shortcomings onto its largely talented and dedicated staff. The pervasiveness of the injury and indignity suffered by employees of this organization speak through these reviews. Heed my warning and the warning of others! All hope abandon, ye who enter here! This place is a dumpster fire. Enter at your own risk… I did (believing it couldn’t be THAT BAD, ignoring reviews and verbal notice of the impending nightmare) and I certainly paid the price. My friends and family were relieved when I was free of this place and could “begin healing.”

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mission focused, great team, huge impact in movement

    Jan 20, 2017 - Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Love working here, we are very focused on having huge impact to stop killing of cats. For such a small team, we have had tremendous across the country in saving cats and changing laws. I am so proud of our work and my team members. I now think of them as some of my best friends. I love the dedication and passion of the executive team. They work late nights and almost every weekend.

    Cons

    its hard when we cant save every cat, although we try. The metro commute has been bad because of the metro work. -

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Non profit animal advocacy organization

    Nov 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Headquarters is located in downtown Bethesda MD

    Cons

    Small non profit with less than 13 employees

    3 people found this review helpful

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