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Local Initiative Support Corporation Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Exciting place to work, lots of changes with the current ED.

    Cons

    The pay was capped and if someone is looking for higher pay, they will have to leave LISC.


  2. "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable working hours and expectations. Great benefits. Mission driven work and culture of learning if you take the initiative. Strong on diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Heavy on long term staff, which has stifled innovation. That should change with new leadership. Pay a little lower than some competitors.

  3. "Cool Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Not a lot of stress

    Cons

    Inefficient and impact is limited


  4. "LISC is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues, motivated partners, and track record of success.

    Cons

    Limited ability to advance within the organization.


  5. "Mentor coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Trips education reimbursement housing asst

    Cons

    Waiting To get reimbursed,stipend isn't enough, communication,


  6. "Very energetic, fast-paced opportunity with a humanitarian mission"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Fowler, CO
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Fowler, CO
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    I worked at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel the country, competitive wages, amazing benefits, great humanitarian mission. Amazing professional development and networking opportunities. Some of the best and the brightest in the nonprofit world are your colleagues and coworkers. Amazing pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Working with such high profile people can get stressful at times, so I would advise learning some solid stress management techniques. This is typical with any national organization, so there is something to be said about learning to work with the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and improve the experience not only in the field, but also in the workplace. There is great work being done, so there's always room to grow and improve as a culture.


  7. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent staff, knowledgeable management and meaningful work is done each day.

    Cons

    I don't feel there are any cons working for this organization.

  8. "AmeriCorps Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity, and valued experience. Can learn a lot from this position.

    Cons

    Very tight work hours, you need to achieve 1700 hours within 10 months which it's not easy achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Very nice management team.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great employer, needs help with culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Local Initiative Support Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, hardworking staff, employees are taken care of

    Cons

    Old-school hierarchy that prevents the org from going through much needed structural changes, office culture can be very boring and stagnant.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about community development from a variety of angles.

    Cons

    Departments and programs are very silo-ed. Opportunities for advancement can be limited.


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