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Muscular Dystrophy Association Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Relationships with individuals and families- knowing you are making a difference (in 23 reviews)

  • The families are amazing and you get a lot of opportunities to interact with them (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is nonexistent; your average work week will be 60 (in 38 reviews)

  • They also expect you to get past gatekeepers (receptionist) to speak to upper management often it doesn't happen (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission focused
    Strong platform of programs that is growing & changing with the times
    Plenty of opportunities for career development
    Engagement with population served
    Very positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard work is expected & required to be successful here, it's not an easy business but it's completely rewarding & worth it.


  2. "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great place to work with family

    Cons

    great management no cons at all


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Divisional Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    MDA's mission is very easy to get behind. The families are amazing and you want to do everything you can to improve their lives. MDA is also working hard to become an employer of choice and offers a generous benefit package and A LOT of days off (more days the longer you are here but you get your birthday and Anniversary off too). We have summer hours in July and August which is a nice plus! Most roles at MDA give you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of sponsors. From fire fighters to top-level executives you meet great people. You also get a wide variety of experience and get to wear many hats working on MDA's different events and programs. There is a lot variety and every day is different. Getting bored is not a concern! Finally, there is great opportunity for advancement for successful employees.

    Cons

    I think MDA works hard to help employees find good work-life balance but as with any non-profit there are events and functions that fall on the evening and weekends. Most of them are fun to be at so that makes it better.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember that your people are the backbone of the organization - especially the ones that have been around a long-time. In an effort to attract new talent, don't forget the talent we already have. Show employees how much they are valued in all that you do.


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  5. "Executive Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, the families and events are great to work with and for.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of micro managing and little flexibility when planning events.


  6. "Career with growth and development opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Director in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Divisional Director in Macon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have moved up with MDA over the past 14 years and have grown professionally and personally. Have been given many opportunites for advancment, learning and development, community partnership engagement and friend building!

    Cons

    Have had a lot of changes over the past few years...these changes have been tough but they are for the betterment of our organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to be an employer of choice - poll your employees to find out what would retain them.


  7. "Meaningful Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Care Service Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Health Care Service Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong mission-connection position and great team environment

    Cons

    Nights and weekend work expected


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Health Care Service Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Care Service Coordinator in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Health Care Service Coordinator in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    Support from the National Office

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of driving, gossip, backstabbing

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the out guard and replace with good, caring, honest people


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fast Paced and Challenging"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive, great co-workers, learning new skill sets across all aspects of business, working for a good cause, close connections with client families, ability to take ownership of your own success, great PTO and it never gets boring.

    Cons

    Outdated systems including slow internet with no wifi, not a lot of room for growth unless you are willing to relocate, not being able to spend enough time on programs that are able to generate the most income because of all the other ones that are outdated but still focused on.

    Advice to Management

    In order to prevent turnover raises and recognition need to consistently be given to employees on a personal basis and not just based on the performance of the entire office.

    Muscular Dystrophy Association Response

    May 22, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are working toward all of the items you addressed. To be honest though, some may take longer than others to implement. We hope to have some things ... More


  10. "I love my job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Director in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Area Director in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fundraising throughout the state with amazing business partners and working for families with MD that rely on our programs.

    Cons

    Don't really have cons - pretty good, rewarding job. I love what I do.

    Muscular Dystrophy Association Response

    May 27, 2015 – HR Director

    Thanks so much for posting the positive feedback! We love to hear from happy employees that love their job! Feel free to reach out to your HR Generalist in your division if you have any questions ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HealthCare Services Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - HealthCare Services Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I knew what ever I did at work had a direct impact on someones life, someone who need that advocate to fight for them and the benefits that they have through MDA

    Cons

    Constant change, The recession hit MDA very hard but we were still able to to commit the best service to our client families.


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