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Kiwanis Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiwanis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Advocating for children is the heart and soul of Kiwanis. Always having this as a motivation to come to work made the job more rewarding. With a location in Indianapolis, having so many midwesterners made the job fun and welcoming.

    Cons

    Office location right off the highway and not the best part of the city. Lower pay than other nonprofits. Difficulty getting promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees, offer more flexible work schedules and better compensation


  2. "Director"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiwanis full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on position, it commonly includes working on weekends for meetings and conferences

  3. "Mission is important but..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professionally branded organization; mission focused on serving children is easy to get behind; allows vacation payouts

    Cons

    Politics/entitlement of volunteer leadership; service organizations must evolve in the face of economic downturn and changing generational attitudes around service; everybody wears multiple hats


  4. "Glad I Left"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kiwanis full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people working there.

    Cons

    Membership is continuing to go down, which will hurt the organization in the long run. Spent money in areas that was a complete waste.


  5. "Serving the Children of the World"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee cookouts and other social perks; regular technology upgrades; central location (northside near Pyramids); semi-flexible work hours depending on the department; nice auditorium for large meetings; small unofficial intern program; impressive range of services provided to customers makes it an interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Non-management pay seems low even for a nonprofit; if you don't get the compensation you really want coming in the door, do not expect to make up for it quickly with raises; membership service organizations are decreasing in size so there is worry about how far membership will drop before right-sizing is needed; departmental silos exist; low morale in some departments; parking lot crime on the rise in the immediate area.

    Advice to Management

    Security cameras please!