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Updated January 9, 2018
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Kevin Longino
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Pros
  • Flexible work schedule, passionate about mission (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice people, good cause, good location, decent pay, moderate pressure (relatively speaking) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover and staff morale low (in 3 reviews)

  • Non-competitive salaries, NEPOTISM, poor management styles, not everyone works their 40 hours a week (especially the Directors), misuse of donor money (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "really nice people"

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    Former Employee - Team Producer/2D Graphics
    Former Employee - Team Producer/2D Graphics

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great feedback, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Midtown location was sometimes hard to get to in traffic.


  2. "Gala Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping ill people with vital programs and services

    Cons

    Hard work, little money, and little gratitude

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word and appreciate your staff

  3. "A"

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    Current Employee - Program Director
    Current Employee - Program Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission. Innovative programs in the kidney field.

    Cons

    Low staff to maintain fundraising


  4. "A good place to get experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and knowledgeable team. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management. High turnover. Low pay with little opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear message and goals.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Development"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The newbies are trying to make change but the people that have been there for years prevent it. Started to see some change in process but stopped

    Cons

    Horrible management, short staffed, expect you to do a job of four people with a low salary. Employees are not valued, not competitive in anyway. I stayed to long and glad I final left.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to let go of the people that have been there for over 10 years, move to the current century. Listen. Take responsibility, tell the truth


  6. "Development Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are decent enough

    Cons

    Not much training. Poor management from the highest level down.


  7. "Program Director"

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

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The NKF does a good job of promotion from within although in some markets this is limited by the size of the office.

    Cons

    Field offices are small and staff are expected to wear multiple hats and don't always have the support needed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Read all the reviews and decide for yourself"

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

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to help people suffering from kidney disease and educating the public about their risk factors.

    Cons

    1.) They are not transparent about the work schedule. It was labeled a 9-5 position, but there were many nights/weekends where I had to work or go to events. They don't pay overtime and instead call it "flex scheduling" which means they send you home to get rid of the OT. In my opinion, that's not reasonable to ask an employee to take time out of their normal hours without compensating them fairly.
    2.) This organization has cliques - beware
    3.) Poor training / onboarding process
    4.) Lack of communication from headquarters down to each field office

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better, treat them with respect, and compensate them fairly.


  9. "Executive Director"

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

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Kidney disease is on the rise. This needs to change.

    Cons

    Terrible management. They go behind your back to get information without allowing any input. Makes decisions based on no data.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the CEO. Nice person, not qualified for the position.


  10. "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Working and interacting with volunteers and patients is nice.

    Cons

    Overall bad management and communication

    Advice to Management

    More resources and staff for field offices. Management only cares about numbers and not the people we are supposed to help. Too sales oriented and that turns people off. The organization has too wide a focus.


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