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"Your wont have a life but you will learn about office politics"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people - not management - are amazing as is the work being done in the field. There were many projects I visited where the I was amazed how much was getting done and often it was the projects that had the most contentious relationship with HQ. Says something when success doesn't involve management.

Cons

The entire organization doesn't feel like a non-profit - they chase money and will do whatever it takes to get it and keep it including shady practices in lots of programs with USG money. The VPs and CEO at the time were awful - its all about politics and position. Favoritism is rampant and its a very hostile place to work if you arent one of the favorites. Turn over is so high that no one is left in the office I worked in less than a year ago.

Advice to Management

Stop playing games and politics and focus on why you got into development. When you chase money and try to be something to everyone you'll fail.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Work Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Program Officer in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The support staff (meaning anyone without a management title) are great. The projects in some of the field offices are really good. The field staff at all levels are for the most part great.

    Cons

    The Vice Presidents work as a united force to promote their own agenda's. They do not connect or work with any staff that they don't see as supporting their ideas even if those ideas hurt the organization. Ethics and abilities are not requirements for a senior level position at CHF but that may change with the new president. The atmosphere at CHF is tense and negative. The turn over rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    A change in senior management at CHF could make this a great place to work.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Think twice before working at CHF International"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great staff - fun and intelligent. The mission is noble.

    Cons

    The upper management makes decisions based on emotions and politics instead of concentrating on the success of the company. Things are promised that don't come to fruition. Huge amount of staff turnover. There is no clear company strategy and no directive to staff in order to know we are working toward a common goal. Company information comes across by rumor.

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating to your employees. A little trust and respect toward the employees that you think are good goes a long way. Stop making everyone feel replaceable.

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