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  1. "Great Experience and perople"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -People are very welcoming and encourage meaningful work for interns
    -Very Helpful
    -Everyone is genuinely passionate about economic justice
    -Did I mention great people?

    Cons

    -the stipend isn't that great but keep in mind that its a non-profit and they actually pay their interns which is rare


  2. "Dysfunctional, Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administration in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff, most of them are committed to economic justice and the mission. The week off between Christmas and New Years. Some of the benefits are good, others not so good.

    Cons

    Some staff are lazy and surf the internet all day doing no work. However, they are allowed to get away with it while others bust their butts. Salaries lower than other top non profits. Management bullies their staff. Very territorial. High stress environment; no upward mobility. Very dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Better upward mobility; stop bullying staff; better work-life balance; change upper management.

  3. "Changing But Not Enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission, some colleagues are very nice, good benefits and compensation, willingness to address issues requiring a change

    Cons

    Some colleagues are toxic, despite being 25 years old it lacks sufficient operational competency in far too many areas, ignorance in basic business etiquette, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff education around business etiquette and best practices, operational basics, integral communications


  4. "Good forward momentum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Working in this organization provides unique opportunities to affect change on a national & local level, to work with passionate professionals and to make connections across the country.

    Over the last couple of years, the organization has begun to address a number of issues noted in other reviews listed here. An organizational restructure (including new faces in top-level management), a thorough revamp of HR policies (including adding family-friendly policies like telework & paid parental leave), and ongoing working groups addressing organizational culture have all have positive impacts, with clear commitment on behalf of leadership to continue addressing these issues so that the biggest challenges that staff face are external, not internal.

    Cons

    The organization is slow to change, which is occasionally a strength but frequently frustrating for employees.

    Professional growth and/or promotions are possible within the organization, but employees must be fairly self-motivated and self-directed in identifying these opportunities. Trust and respect from senior staff are earned over years, not months.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to collaborate with employees to determine the best ways to support employees in the work they are so passionate about. Recognize that a 60+ employee organization with complex objectives must function differently than a 15 person shop.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere; Flexible; Your coworkers make or break it

    Cons

    I think that I liked it because I was only there for a temporary time. I could see it becoming tedious. menial, and frustrating after a while.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Theoretically, decent mission. I honestly can think of nothing else except a week off between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Everything else. Inexperienced, incompetent leadership throughout. No focus as an organization and a business model that can be described, at best, as coherent. Careers die here and I have not truly met anyone (with the exception of individuals in the higher ranks) that actually wants to be here. Honestly. Every day is soul crushing. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. There MUST be another option for you.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. New leadership from top to bottom. Focus the business model and hire competent people in each area of focus.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Change needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people there are individually very nice and many of them are genuinely interested in helping new people to get acclimated to the office as a whole

    Cons

    The office as a whole is a problem, the people at the top take people for granted and there is a lot of competition between various sectors of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on individuals in the company, most of the focus is on other things like getting donations from people.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to learn for 2-3 years, then move on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Can learn a lot and expand skills

    Cons

    Lack of coherent vision and strategic planning
    Office politics trump mission and vision
    Not much opportunity for promotions if at a junior level


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Management"

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

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Fulling work and lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Poor management, weak board oversight, and low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    A leadership change at the top is needed to change the companies culture.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don't get swayed by the positive reviews...all lies. Run away..."

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    Former Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Community Reinvestment Coalition full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    National organization with recognizable name.

    Cons

    Top down incompetence and total lack of professionalism. Shady business practices that HUD needs to investigate.

    Advice to Management

    Hire external consultant to do a non-biased review of the organization, it's finances and business practices


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