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"Mission rich job"

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Current Employee - Divisional Staff
Current Employee - Divisional Staff
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Co-workers and clients/families we serve keep me coming to work everyday.
Office culture varies greatly from office to office. Our office is fantastic.
time off is good.

Cons

The company has been changing and has not found its own "culture" yet
company continues to down size giving the remaining employees more work
no pay raises in 6 years
new staff are brought in at same pay as current staff who have been here for awhile with no pay raises
no pay for performance
no matching 403b
no career advancement/opportunities (especially in administrative areas)
no recognition unless you are bringing in $$
you are only as good as your last event

Advice to Management

Please stop the restructuring. enough is enough
Pay for performance. adjust pay for people that have not received raises. Administrative staff are not 2nd class citizens

Other Employee Reviews for Muscular Dystrophy Association

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The Rewards Far Outweigh the Challegnes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you encounter while working at MDA are remarkable - from the families we serve, to the sponsors and colleagues who work along side you - the people are the best of the best.
    The work allows you to use all your talents and learn and discover new ones.
    The families made it all worthwhile.

    Cons

    MDA has been going through a lot of change and change is tough. The work is hard and demanding and not for everyone at every time of his/her life.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment of trust and respect that crosses all lines of the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cold call business and community leaders and recruit them to become jailbirds to raise bail money for MDA."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
    Former Contractor - Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission. Comfortable station/desk. 1 day of training/coaching. 30 minute lunch (unpaid though). Friendly co-workers. Incentives to get you get jailbirds/nominations.

    Cons

    Cold-calling. Meeting quotas. Quota of 1 volunteer/hour. Temp position that's about 30 days. Adding personality & excitement to a long script without them hanging up/cutting you off (sales pitch). A little bit of people to call, so having to get nominations. Gatekeepers (especially doctor's offices, schools, and big companies) make it difficult to reach key leaders. Constantly sent to voice mail with no call backs. People are rude and get agitated if they've been called before. People are also busy, or just not interested in helping nonprofits. People say they'll check with their district manager and get back to you, when you have quotas to meet. People don't respond well to jail theme/ cheesy script

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate mailing and email to get past gatekeepers. Start recruiting earlier. Change dates so it's not during vacation/busy times. Change script to be more conversational/ have interaction

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