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"VP, Communications/Marketing"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook

Pros

United Way dwarfs it's closest human service competitors in terms of amount raised, the number of professional staff and volunteers, relationships with corporations, and geographic footprint. As such, it has a lot influence over the sector at large. Employees often find themselves elbow to elbow with the best and the brightest corporate leaders.

Cons

Senior executives don't challenge the CEO and have a hard time sticking to a plan. Culture of consensus makes it slow/difficult to advance ideas.

Advice to Management

-The movie didn't start when you got here.
-Pretend you have no staff, no budget and no time and try to get your work done. Oh wait, you don't have to pretend.

Other Employee Reviews for United Way

  1. "Programs Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    make your own schedule
    full creative control

    Cons

    overworked and under paid
    no chance for advancement


  2. "Not your typical nonprofit organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Because of it's international reach and size, UW provides better than average resources than most nonprofits. It's a great way to connect with Fortune 500 companies if you're located in a big city, and allows you to see how to connect with corporate philanthropy.

    Cons

    Definitely lots of hierarchy in the leadership structure because it functions very corporate-like. Lots of very structured process that is not always amenable to change. Sort of got a "do what's always been done" kind of philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your employees all the way down the line. I never felt like the senior management's doors were open to me.

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