Autism Speaks - Fundamentally Flawed Company Cannot Get Out of Its Own Way | Glassdoor
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    "Fundamentally Flawed Company Cannot Get Out of Its Own Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The day-to-day interactions with families, and individuals with autism were generally positive and rewarding. - Extraordinary volunteers make the organization shine in some communities. - Advocating on behalf of a well-known brand was both a Pro and a Con. - No micromanaging for the bulk of my time there. - Some of the internal systems were sophisticated (Payroll, Social Media, Travel reimbursement). - I learned...

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    Cons

    - My boss had five different bosses over the course of three years. That really says it all. - National priorities were constantly changing, processes and systems were rotating in and out on a monthly basis, chapter priorities were pushed aside, and we never really knew if we achieved anything. - There was a total, 100% disconnect between the NY HQ and the chapters/major market staff. There were NY/NJ staff who tried...

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    Advice to Management

    Giving advice to this organization is a lesson in frustration. What's the point? They won't listen.

    Autism Speaks2017-01-09

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks for less than a year

    Pros

    the people, the cause, the hours

    Cons

    the pay for interns its only 400$

    Autism Speaks2018-11-27
  2. "Not too bad, not too good"

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    Former Employee - Events Intern in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Speaks for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers and management could be friendly at times I got some experience in the field I want to go into

    Cons

    My supervisor was out of the office for most of my three month internship I was given three tasks over the course of three months I could not leave my desk for the entire day, the office was unbearably cold. I was sick all the time. I worked almost 300 hours and I made $400 off a stipend. This is an issue with most internships taking advantage of college students, but this was by far my most unfair wage.

    Advice to Management

    Have weekly meetings with your interns Make sure all of the interns are given the same amount of work and CREDIT Treat your interns better! Give them PAY not a stipend or a credit!

    Autism Speaks2019-07-11

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