Autism Speaks - The Patients are Running the Asylum | Glassdoor
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    "The Patients are Running the Asylum"

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

    I worked at Autism Speaks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The mission and the families that look to AS for hope

    Cons

    Wasteful spending on consultants and advocacy instead of desperately needed research and services. I believe the CEO is using AS as a breeding ground to try and reignite her former "fiasco" of an attempt at a political career

    Advice to Management

    The leadership are viewed as evil soul-stealing, non-compassionate, greedy, blowing smoke up the founders rear ends, incompetent, ladder climbing, hateful, backstabbing clowns. This needs to end when the CEO's contract ends next year. You will get more out of staff when this oppressive culture stops - fear motivates no one

    Autism Speaks2015-10-31

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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