1. Helpful (4)

    "Please respect yourself enough not to work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotline Intake Counselor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Abortion Federation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NAF's mission of "safe and legal abortions" is important, although not everything NAF does helps further this for all people. (They seem to mostly be focused on safe and legal abortions for white women). Most coworkers are decent Good benefits

    Cons

    1) Management will not respect you (the CEO or hotline management). If you go to management with complaints, you will be gaslight, belittled, and laughed at. 2) You are not paid well. $32000 in DC is nothing. Most people on the hotline have to work 2 or 3 jobs to pay their rent. Many people on the hotline live in situations that they are uncomfortable with, but they cannot change it because of their low pay. The CEO will buy food for meetings for guests and donors and then offer you the scraps if she's feeling generous enough. 3) If you ask the CEO about getting a raise she says that her salary is not up for debate (her salary is $365,000 but who even brought that up). 4) The CEO equated the office having a nice coffee machine to her respecting her staff???? 5) Conflicting messages about whether NAF's primary goal is to serve patients or clinics. (Most of the staff agrees that it should be the patients, but the CEO and hotline management seem to disagree). 6) Workplace sexual harassment and racism both go unchecked. Both of these have been perpetrated by people in positions of power at NAF. 7) Lack of communication from management to staff. (Management will change the policy on something, not tell anybody, and then penalize people for doing it incorrectly. Only after the person says staff was never told, is the staff told about the policy change. This is a very common occurrence). --------- To summarize: There is little to no respect or transparency at NAF, particularly on the Hotline. If the CEO and other management were to step down, I like to think that things at NAF would change. When the CEO doesn't respect other management, management burns out and can't properly lead their staff. I think at this point, it is too late for most of the management, they are complacent and complicit in the poor treatment of their staff. The turnover rate for staff is incredibly high and morale is incredibly low. Management does not even remotely care about the well-being of their employees. Every day you have to swallow your pride before going in to work. It doesn't matter what the day throws at you, you will be on your own. Management will not support you if you've had a particularly hard call or are having a particularly hard day. To management, the staff is just people for them to step on. Management will continue to get raises and respect in the reproductive justice movement, but those actually doing the leg work will go unappreciated and unnoticed.

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    National Abortion Federation2018-04-03

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Law Student Intern"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at National Abortion Federation

    Pros

    They trusted me with lots of responsibility and I had the opportunity to do lots of different tasks--from legal research to updating fact sheets to drafting testimony and letters for members. The employees are wonderful and the work culture is very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement/upward mobility since the staff is small.

    National Abortion Federation2017-09-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Be If You’re Optimistic"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Abortion Federation full-time

    Pros

    -Great office location -Good PTO/holiday structure -Nice office -Lunch catered from time to time -Best co-workers

    Cons

    Working at NAF is what you make of it. There are a lot of things to be thankful for or optimistic about. Some folks dwell on the past but ever since NAF received a new (interim) CEO, I think incremental (good) change has come. Like any work place there is gossip and problematic people in upper management positions but I think the same could be said for most organizations.

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    National Abortion Federation2019-03-07

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