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Jewish Federation of North America Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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Jewish Federation of North America president and CEO Jerry Silverman
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Pros
  • Great benefits and more personal and holiday time then you can ever use (in 5 reviews)

  • There is a pretty good work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, little room for advancement, a lot of office drama (in 3 reviews)

  • The job requires a high level of responsibility and computer knowledge as well as being able to communicate with donors (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization!"

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

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Love the amount of holidays and the generous number of vacation days. Health insurance benefits are better than what most organizations provide their employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons. I feel very lucky to work here.


  2. "Great Work, Less Great Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of North America full-time

    Pros

    The direct service and services supported (by grants) are invaluable to the clients. The work is inspirational.

    Cons

    Hard to be transparent about "where the money goes" especially while trying to meet the demand for designated giving. Management out of touch with stafff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people on the ground. Treat all staff equally, hold them to expectations.

  3. "Special Events Director"

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    Former Employee - Special Events Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Special Events Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company invested in employee education. Supportive staff and raised funds for those less fortunate.

    Cons

    Changes in management and fairness to employees

    Advice to Management

    Know how to motivate and lead employees


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Federation of North America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, good hours, easy place to work at

    Cons

    Was only a part time position, no benefits


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work 35 hrs a week and have a lot of holidays off

    Cons

    The employees for some reason like to argue, its weird. And the retention rate is low, they run through Admins like crazy. If your looking for job stability long term. This is not the place you want to be!

    Advice to Management

    The whole tree is rotten, no advice would help!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Organization"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, good benefits, decent pay, good managerial culture, meaningful work

    Cons

    Definitely not enough staff to support the work.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to grow the budget so you can grow the staff.


  7. "Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jewish Federation of North America full-time

    Pros

    Job Description was great. Provided alot of different opportunities
    Donors were friendly
    Increased outreach with the community
    Staff was pleasant

    Cons

    Lack of Technology and communication

  8. "Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues, are some people who work hard

    Cons

    Mismanagement of money, people who there a long time allowed to do what they want, leadership does not take input from lower down, HR are bullies and present wrong information

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, look into HR misbehavior and harassment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission/great organization!"

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

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Most are committed to mission. Great benefits and holidays. Nice environment. Opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Budgets stays the same each year which means jobs are often cut. Organization needs greater stability and funds for salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to create stability and growth for organization.


  10. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Education, new experience, great staff.

    Cons

    No advancement, not Jewish myself felt as an outsider but able to assimilate.


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