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Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - File Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAACP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quiet place to work.

    Cons

    Debates between the supervisors and you're just stuck in the middle.

    Advice to Management

    Just ask question if tasks are not properly instructed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Candidates Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NAACP full-time

    Pros

    Good Work life balance
    Benefits
    Relaxed
    Minority
    Family like
     Wok hours are great

    Cons

    Poor remuneration
    No Structure
    Paper Paper Paper
    Not Open to Change
    No Accountability
    No Career Growth
    Under qualified Staff

    Advice to Management

    A thorough Overhaul is required at the Association. From redundant employees who just move paperwork, to under qualified staff - A director with a high school Diploma :) no certifications..... and basic work experience...... Employees look a hot mess, with their slippers on on Monday...

  3. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at NAACP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For a non profit it is a good place to work

    Cons

    Not many options for promotion


  4. "Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment that most employees had to the organization's mission.
    Opportunity to do important, interesting work.

    Cons

    Like many advocacy-based employers, the internal environment did not align with the mission of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    apply the company mission to how employees are treated


  5. "Familial workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I felt like a member of the team from day one. One could count on fellow employees to help out when needed. Upper management/executives were a pleasure to work with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Salary. No flexibility to work in DC office for those that are not upper management.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NAACP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great office location and some of the people are great!

    Cons

    The bureaucracy must change in organization.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "National Staffer"

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Staffer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Direct Support Staffer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NAACP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being a part of a historical organization, influencing changes that you can see day to day, having the ability to have creative license and the ability to manage projects. Also, there were many networking opportunities. There was much support from my team.

    Cons

    -The President/CEO is self focused
    -Intellectual capital left the organization post BTJ, now more filled with traditionalists than progressives, also the current staff has fewer relevant connections in the social justice space
    -It went from operating like a 21st century social justice organization to operating like a baptist church in Selma post BTJ
    -CEO loves to be around those less experienced than he so he can feel like the smartest person in the room
    -Too many demands from the top outside of their area of expertise (lack of trust of employees' skills/network/education)
    -Felt like we were operating in the dark, no clear objectives, kind of ambulance chased instead of tackling issues with a plan or telling people what we were doing, which was alot
    -Didn't go for the "low hanging fruit," which was odd
    -Not enough respect outside of your own team for your in demand expertise or skillset
    -Meddling Board of Directors members that email or call you directly, disrupting your workflow (which should not be allowed)
    -Lack of human resource department intervention/management

    Advice to Management

    -Hire a new CEO
    -Respect those with a highly sought after skillset and those that have proved their value
    -Listen to employees, take advice and trust from the experts that you have hired

  8. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work learned a lot

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back and understanding of personal lives

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow moving, there were a lot of politic involved in moving this train

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the process, form one single mission and vision then attack.


  10. "Pleased with working in the Education department as an Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Saw up close and personal how we are still fighting for equality thru the civil rights movement.

    Cons

    Need more donors and membership.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more.


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