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"Great place to work, unless you choose the wrong boss."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Director in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Director in Houston, TX
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Negative Outlook

I have been working at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than a year)

Pros

"Family" culture united with organization's mission of feeding the hungry.

Cons

A few old-timers still resistant to change

Advice to Management

Shake it up!

Other Employee Reviews for Houston Food Bank

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A very upbeat company."

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    Former Intern - Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Houston Food Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of nice people
    Upbeat mood
    Make a difference in the world
    Good food
    Good work-break balance

    Cons

    Work is very repetitive
    Work can get boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work enjoyable. The more enjoyable the work is the more people will want to go. Also get people who volunteer to go and tell their friends.


  2. "Mid-level Managers Makes it Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are passionate individuals. Get the opportunity to fight food insecurity in your community. Opportunity for cross-training as well. Benefits and matching 401k not usually found in other nonprofit positions. Likes to hire from within.

    Cons

    Because the Houston Food Bank likes to hire from within, they sometimes are biased in their hiring process and subsequently put the wrong people in middle management positions. On several occasions, I have witnessed individuals who were not qualified be promoted within the organization and what's worst, is the organization does not provide them with the proper training. Thereby, it wastes resources and often create frustrating work environments which is evident through the organization's high turnover rate.

    HR is also very passive, so a lot of questionable incidents go by unchecked even if it is reported. HR policies of the warning systems are biased and are frequently abused by middle management. For example, I saw a very pregnant coworker of mine being written up for a warning (4 warnings gets you fired) because she was taking a break. She tried to explain to her supervisor and the HR department that she was actually on a late lunch because a shipment delayed her normal lunch time, but to no avail.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in middle management. Sometimes the best options are not from within the company. If you should choose to hire from within, train them!

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