Greater Boston Food Bank - Toxic Leadership | Glassdoor
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    "Toxic Leadership"

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

    I worked at Greater Boston Food Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The team members doing the work to achieve the mission are wonderful people who work hard everyday! The food bank does have great health & wellness benefits and education reimbursement program.

    Cons

    The Senior Leadership team hides behind their Team Values but do not embody the values in their work or how they treat their employees. They talk about a positive work environment but they do not contribute anything but toxicity. They are primarily concerned with their own success and image rather than the success of their team. They've created a toxic environment for their employees who strive everyday to... contribute to the mission. Because the food bank is successfully feeding the community and achieving their distribution goals, leadership and the board are blind to and ignoring the issues in the company. The outward success of the food bank does not reflect the internal issues! HR's primary concern is protecting the senior leaders rather than being a support system to the entire company. Even after continually negative employee surveys, nothing is done to help the staff improve their work life. Each year, issues are discussed at all team meetings but are never remedied. Employees become frustrated and leave since there are no changes. There are no systems in place to protect the employees or to foster growth in the food bank. Even when speaking directly to management and to human resources regarding poor management and continually underperforming employees, no steps are ever taken to help remedy the situation. SO discouraging for employees trying to follow the proper channels to report issues. Does not create a positive environment to promote success in staff. There is a 1-2 year turnover rate for the majority of positions, which says a lot of leadership in a company!!! They drive out good people!

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a major culture shift to retain staff and fix the problem. Listen to your people and acknowledge the problems up the ladder rather than blaming the bottom tier. Leadership needs to change!

    Greater Boston Food Bank2018-07-19

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 

    I worked at Greater Boston Food Bank

    Pros

    Very welcoming staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Parking was a little difficult

    Greater Boston Food Bank2017-11-06
  2. "Changes being made will significantly improve the experience here!"

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    Former Employee - Major Gifts Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greater Boston Food Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Cause, Strong mission, shrewdly run company with strong financials and excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Leadership separates itself from the rest of the staff, and puts expectations down to its teams with no real road map of how to arrive at the destination.

    Greater Boston Food Bank2019-07-18

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