Epilepsy Foundation - Mediocre place to work, but probably fairly standard for the Nonprofit world | Glassdoor
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"Mediocre place to work, but probably fairly standard for the Nonprofit world"

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Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Landover, MD
Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Landover, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Epilepsy Foundation full-time (More than a year)

Pros

most coworkers were friendly, benefits were decent for a nonprofit, employees are pretty invested to the cause,

Cons

supervisors were not trustworthy, employee expectations and "exceptions" were extremely inconsistent from person to person

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Beating A Dead Horse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Epilepsy Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For those living in Maryland it is a great location. There are some friendly staff that make your stay a bit more welcoming. There are lots of things to fix and build your resume.

    Cons

    Location. Minimal options for lunch. You will always have to question the legality of everything the organization does. Relying on government funds has left the organization dumb founded, and numb to ideas on how to regain control.

    You are surrounded by thieves, liars, and those only wanting a paycheck. No one cares about those with epilepsy and how the mismanagement of the organization hurts them. Many employees have no prior experience, but maintained and moved up in the company for over 20 years. They never fire incompetent employees.

    The HR department needs to be fired, but instead the company finds every way to fire or let go the employees when they are in need of money fast! You will be buttered up to and be used to start a unprofessional friendship and in return not be let go when grants and are low.

    The new CEO has used the recent merger has a way to get out of the mess, but at this point all affiliates should be afraid to go forward with any partnerships with the Home office. Yes, there are 48+ affiliates looking up to horrible example of a National Office on how they will move forward!

    Advice to Management

    The only reason this organization is still open is, because the board of directors need a reason to spend the travel budget (they do not donate to the org) and so the crappy senior management won't have to look for other jobs.

    Stop hiring people and start getting rid of the bad ones.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Safe haven for incompetents"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Epilepsy Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large kitchen, running water, free parking. A perfect place to fly under the radar, collect a paycheck and test the limits of your ability to sustain professional misery.

    Cons

    The senior team is disconnected, vindictive and confused. Incompetent and lazy employees are coddled (and rehired), presumably because they are not a threat, while productive employees are marginalized. The fiscal management is alarmingly poor, with little indication it will improve. There is no strategic plan; goals are erratic and unclear. Board is an unwieldy, amorphous body that provides little or no direction. The environment is beyond toxic. Everyone is looking.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people you are supposed to be working to serve--people in the epilepsy community. They deserve better.

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