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"Good opportunity for young professionals that would like policy experience at the local level."

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Current Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
Recommends

Pros

- great place for entry level professional interested in municipal government
- wealth of issues to be involved with at the city level
- great place to learn more about membership associations
- opportunities for travel to organization's annual conferences
- colleagues and management are very supportive of individuals, it was an organization where I liked the work that was done and I was proud to be a part of it

Cons

- limited opportunities for professional advancement
- not a "fast paced" organization (which can be a pro or a con)
- low paying salaries for the DC area

Other Employee Reviews for National League of Cities

  1. "A wonderfully diverse staff dedicated to helping US cities and town."

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    Former Employee - The Digital Engagement Group in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - The Digital Engagement Group in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National League of Cities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to join of the NLC "RockStar" departments (Digital Engagement, Membership Development, IYEF, REAL, etc) you’ll find yourself in a wonderland working alongside a collection of brilliant and dynamic minds. It's almost surreal because it fosters the feeling of “we're actually helping the greater good”. The new Union Station/NOMA adjacent digs--and its roof deck is added value providing a nice selection of activities to do during lunch.

    Cons

    Very political and hard to get things done in the matrixed environment. A lot of favoritism. Unclear focus and goals resulting in stagnant larger organizational efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Regardless of an employee's place on the power grid, give credit where its due. Recognition, trust, and support —are the critical tenants when creating a great nonprofit workplace. To that end, instead of focusing on imaginary workplace traumas, switch the focus moving people toward resilience. The real growth happens when you create the sense of kinship-specifically when dealing with how the senior management communicates information,


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    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National League of Cities (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to travel, network with local elected officials and develop new skills. This is a good place to build your career.

    Cons

    The Senior management team is dysfunctional. They often seem to develop petty relationships with one another and allow negative energy to trickle down to mid and entry level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop personalizing issues and trying to set up your colleagues out of spite. Be as transparent as you claim to be.

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