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JDRF Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Derek K. Rapp
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Pros
  • Everyone buys into the mission of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (in 7 reviews)

  • The benefits that JDRF provides are exceptional, especially for employees who have type 1 diabetes (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Like other nonprofits, the hours are long and work life balance is tough to achieve (in 7 reviews)

  • lack of communication, HUGE turnover (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "JDRF National"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDRF full-time

    Pros

    The people at JDRF are some of the most passionate and talented people you can find. I am proud to be associated with this organization. The benefits that JDRF provides are exceptional, especially for employees who have type 1 diabetes.

    Cons

    The employee retention is slightly disappointing, but that is to be expected in the non-profit world.


  2. "Donor Relations Director"

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDRF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Salary and benefits comparable to other non-profits

    Cons

    Going through reorganization for the past few years

    Advice to Management

    Have a well thought out plan


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    "Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great volunteers and donors. Opportunity for corporate connection.

    Cons

    Excessive work load. Poor database.


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  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JDRF (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people and well organized team.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any so far.


  6. "Inspiring 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JDRF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    JDRF is really in business to put itself out of business. Their goal is to cure Type 1 Diabetes, and they are extremely fiscally responsible in doing so. Volunteers have a large say in directing research, because they believe in looking outside of the box.

    Cons

    While there are opportunities for career advancement there are definitely some departments that have people who have worked there with such longevity that it is impossible to move up since there are no openings.

    Advice to Management

    Volunteers should not have a say in any employment - including keeping people or firing people. This should be done without the input of volunteers.


  7. "Hard Work....but 100% worth it!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDRF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -amazing health benefits - I mean AMAZING!
    -very generous time off package even for new employees
    -extremely passionate staff and volunteer base
    -the work is always interesting and it's a very exciting time to be in the diabetes research arena with all the recent advancements
    -lots of great changes within the organization right now

    Cons

    -can be demanding at times, but for me, that is what keeps it interesting (my opinion)
    -the staffing headcount is very little compared to amount of money that is raised. While this can also be a positive, when there is turnover, it puts a lot of strain on the others who are all managing very full plates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!! I really like and believe in the changes that are happening. THANK YOU.


  8. "Would Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes- getting to know the families and kids and investing in their health and well-being.

    Cons

    For DSW chapter specifically: Understaffed, severely underpaid for all the work you do and all the hours you put in, horrible management, high turnover, catty staff, no work-life balance, huge lack of respect in the office.

    Advice to Management

    The staff are not kindergarteners, they are adults and should be treated as such. Stop condoning and enabling a catty high-school like environment.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JDRF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have a 30% turn over rate so easy to sign up with them.

    Cons

    They don't treat their employees fairly and micro manage most of their events not to allow employees to use their talents.


  10. "Regional Manager"

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

    I worked at JDRF (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong mission, great stewardship of donor funds, strong leadership with a passion for the families, donors, sponsors and employees

    Cons

    Like other nonprofits, the hours are long and work life balance is tough to achieve.


  11. "Passionate and Caring"

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by people who care and really want to make a difference

    Cons

    A little bit of controlled chaos

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the proverbial box and take a chance on future hirings



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