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Enterprise Community Partners Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Terri Ludwig & Charles Werhane
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance depending upon your direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

  • Great People to work with on individual teams (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of room for growth to a new position, and no clear path for how you could move up (in 3 reviews)

  • Corners are cut to mitigate costs, but frugality comes with the territory of working at a non-profit (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great co-workers, nice office space, purpose-driven work,

    Cons

    Moderately high turnover (similar for most on-profits)


  2. "Need to work on transparency, growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, strong mission, good health benefits

    Cons

    Too many closed door meetings by top-heavy leadership. Then announcements about change made to staff without enough care about their needs/consequences for their jobs. Growth nearly impossible. No development ladders for possible promotions shared.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink process foe promoting from within. Don't claim transparency and then hide information.


  3. "Beware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and the rank and file truly share in the mission. Teaming approach is sometimes effective but their are silos.

    Cons

    Very poor HR practices no formal feedback sessions or 360 evaluations. Senior and VP level managers in several instances have very poor people management skills and really do not care about their staff. Yet the company will take their word and not take into account facts provided by staffers that the VP is not qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with the performance evaluation process especially for new employees. No employee should ever be surprised with being let go at the end of the probationary period. Best practice is to have on going feedback session and corrective actions plans throughout the process. This was far from my experience.


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  5. "Good Working Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise Community Partners full-time

    Pros

    -Great People to work with on individual teams
    -Competitive salary and benefits
    -A wide variety of community development-related activities to learn about

    Cons

    -The organization serves many different stakeholders engaged in different parts of the community development process/industry, which requires a lot of care in messaging and treatment of issues. This can be both interesting, but can also slow down processes as more perspectives get taken into account.

    Advice to Management

    -focus more on organizational culture and creating a supportive environment for the valuable staff you have!


  6. "Great place to get experience in nonprofits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment; professional team

    Cons

    nothing specific comes to mind


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    remote office, responsive staff


  8. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent network and broad impact.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, supportive environment. I had a lot of opportunity for development and felt that my efforts were noticed and well-received.

    Cons

    When I was there, the office was going through a re-orientation of sorts, lots of old guard were leaving so it felt a bit unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your people! It's one of the most distinctive things about the company is the value placed on the individual.


  10. "Great talent, not a lot of opportunity for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - colleagues are smart and committed
    - resources for professional development
    - great mission

    Cons

    - lack of cohesiveness among various parts of the organization. I worked for a subsidiary Enterprise Community Investment and there was not great synergy with the nonprofit parent
    - not as innovative as they make themselves out to be
    - top-heavy and not great opportunities for growth for mid-level employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for cross-pollination across the organization; actively encourage and incentivize collaboration over competition between departments; support more lateral movement across company


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Enterprise Community Partners (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company seems passionate about its purpose and mission. You leave the All Staff meetings feeling energized and ready to tackle housing insecurity. The benefits are very competitive and you are

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, promotion is heavily based on favorites as the company is largely "top heavy" with very few middle managers. The CFO and CEO are one of the highest paid for the industry while stressing the need to cut costs and headcount at times. The company severely lacks diversity in the upper management staff. A lot of senior management employees have worked together before so if you're an "outsider" - good luck with being recognized for your hard work! They've also been promoted without any real managerial skills so the chances of you being coached or trained properly is very minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to promote employees based on actual merit and not favoritism. Create job descriptions for each position so that an employee can know what to work toward in order to be promoted to the next level. Recognize those in upper management that are not leaders and provide them with training.



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