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JDRF Reviews

Updated November 24, 2017
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Derek K. Rapp
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Pros
  • Truly believe we will find a cure to type one diabetes in my lifetime (in 9 reviews)

  • They are concerned for kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and trying to help the family cope (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can definitely be an issue (in 8 reviews)

  • alot of turnaround in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Development"

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    Former Employee - Development Coordinator
    Former Employee - Development Coordinator
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    JDRF has a really good mission

    Cons

    Having to ask people for money


  2. "Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JDRF (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team that was mission focused.

    Cons

    Resources were tight, but for good reason. The money raised was sent back to the mission of funding research.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Revolving door of leadership, identity crisis."

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    Current Employee - Development Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Development Staff in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDRF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good CEO, nice benefits. PTO and insurance are great!

    Cons

    Horrible program leadership. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Look around you and see who you are hiring as leaders. They are burning the company down. Be aware of what is going on in the field and their needs.


  4. "Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience overall for a young college kid

    Cons

    There were no poor moments everything went how i wanted.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. Helpful (1)

    "JDRF is a Hotbed of Passionate people who make a difference each and every day"

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    Current Employee - National in New York, NY
    Current Employee - National in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    95% of the employees and 100% of our donors and volunteers care deeply about our mission. There is so much talent and passion embedded in our DNA that it's a joy to be here everyday. Every place I look there are inspirational people and programs.

    Cons

    Is JDRF dysfunctional sometimes? Absolutely. But I challenge any other organization or corporation to do better. We are made up of 750 type A personalities who will stop at nothing to make lives better - inspired by hundreds of thousands of volunteers who feel the same. Dysfunction is bound to be an every day challenge. But I've been here almost 17 years and I couldn't think of a more rewarding place to be. The only downside is that it's hard to "turn it off". It's a way of life. But considering our constituents don't have a choice in that "way of life" until there's a cure, I am inspired to keep on going in spite of it all.


  6. "Event Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDRF full-time

    Pros

    Great cause and great volunteers.

    Cons

    Not enough variety in event jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "More concerned about money"

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    Former Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential to make a difference in the community if you work at an office that is focused on that. Potentially safe environment for fellow T1Ds

    Cons

    Tiny office w >5 employees
    More concerned with money than the community and having a positive impact in people’s lives
    Cut pay after 6 months of working to add the opportunity of “overtime” but also cut hours to 35/week to guarantee that no overtime would be reached

  8. "JDRF"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good organization devoted to pursuing mission.
    Devoted and smart workforce.

    Cons

    Salary growth is limited.
    Some politics at top ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "JDRF - Just Doing Reorg Forever"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Executive Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission and volunteers, line staff are very committed to working hard.

    Cons

    No longevity except for a chosen few. Every time there is a revenue decline, the CEO and execs get rid of talented, hard working staff. They expect the world but won't admit their walk event model is outdated, CRM systems are not used properly, and they have revenue generation expectations that can only lead to complete burnout of line staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you employees with respect and decency. Put more effort into training and supporting line management. When you don't support an employee and they leave, they and their personal networks let go of JDRF and its mission too.


  10. "Development Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDRF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well managed non-profit organization. Excellent mission. Donor focused.

    Cons

    Limited career development - not atypical for a non-profit of this size.


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