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"A fantastic organization of committed individuals doing important work."

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Former Employee - Director Business Development in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Director Business Development in Austin, TX
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at United Way full-time (More than a year)

Pros

A relaxed but professional environment, surrounded by passionate individuals who are collectively working hard to make a significant difference to the community they live in.

Cons

United Way could benefit from an increase in cross departmental collaboration. Often times the individual departments have limited interaction/contact with each other and this leads to a lack of understanding/mistrust of the important roles played by each department.

Advice to Management

Focus on clear communication of organization direction to all employees and continue to facilitate inter-departmental collaboration.

Other Employee Reviews for United Way

  1. "Very dull, averse to change and when a change leader arrived he was a terrible leader"

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    Former Employee - Resource Development Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Resource Development Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Way full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some talented and very selfless individuals working there

    Cons

    IT department was in the dark ages. The leadership was very lacking. They have an antiquated model for fundraising.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a legitimate HR department and implement change management best practices.


  2. "Over 400,000 people in the 4-county greater Milwaukee area are being helped in their Education, Income, and Health."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    - POSITIVE impact on people's lives! Numbers don't lie.
    - Our daily work IS "making a difference", what most want in their present job - or seek in the next.
    - Contrary to popular belief for nonprofits, pay is very market-competitive for like positions, and benefits are beyond.

    Cons

    - Positive community perception of 10% admin ratio impedes hiring of staff (translation: creates culture of "busyness" with little time for planning/reflection).
    - Busyness drives some siloed behavior. Laser focus on own department due to only so many hours in a day.
    - Intensity of work can easily cause some to loose sight of importance of interpersonal relationships at work.

    Advice to Management

    Realize importance of "Living United" internally.

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