National Kidney Foundation Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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Kevin Longino
18 Ratings
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  • "NKF has no desire to provide direct services or support to vulnerable populations(in 4 reviews)

  • "Poor management from the highest level down(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely Place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, decent salary, wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    Can be somewhat overhwelming during busy months -- but what job isn't?

  2. "N/a"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for a non profit and flexibility

    Cons

    No daily direction. Unclear goals


  3. "Everage"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good hours, good management and fun environemt

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, and some politics

  4. "Just Okay"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    rewarding mission, low key environment

    Cons

    low pay, little room for growth

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  5. "Negative environment and not a great experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mission and great intentions to carry out that mission. Flexible with WFH and hours. Extra time off during holidays/summer is nice perk.

    Cons

    Overall, very negative environment: - Unrealistic budgeting from the start so you're always behind/failing and having to answer to National about why - Culture is toxic and hostile at times - Micromanaged by National office so local offices can't make any decisions - Top down leadership with very minimal autonomy even for a director-level position - Some unqualified people in leadership positions

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  6. "Great place"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone has a passion for the cause

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, Small team

  7. "Great cause & organization to work with"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Board Member/Volunteer - Maryland & Delaware in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ethical, mission-driven environment fostered by the Maryland & Delaware Executive Director Strong focus on funding programs and services that have a direct impact on the local community, including providing critical services to low-income kidney patients and funding research at local hospitals Employees and volunteers are very driven to support the mission and to go above and beyond what's expected Flexible and collegial environment

    Cons

    Very few, assuming you are familiar with working in a smaller non-profit...resources can be tight, raising money to fund services is a continuous process, and staff & volunteers are expected to wear multiple hats. However, most people called to this kind of work find that the benefits more than offset the challenges.

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    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, culture and interesting people. Employees have the ability to shift skill sets quickly. The National Kidney Foundation fosters a great work life balance. Probably the biggest (and most obvious) benefit comes from the potential to spend every day working on issues you’re passionate about, while endeavoring to make a difference in the life of Americans affected by Kidney disease.

    Cons

    Comparatively (with for profit companies) slower appetite towards technological change. Though this is prevalent throughout our sector, the National Kidney Foundation has made tremendous strides in the last few years.

  9. "Mission focused organization!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NKF is a mission impact focused organization that is the leader in kidney health education, research, innovation and advocacy. Flexible work environment with passionate staff and volunteers with a strong mission.

    Cons

    Smaller organization looking to do a lot with a limited staff team.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "A wasteland full of worthless employees"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outreach 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work life balance is phenomenal because no one works.

    Cons

    Terrible upper level management. Uneducated and under experienced people in leadership roles. Catty offices that focus on intra office dramas rather than the mission of the organization. NKF has no desire to provide direct services or support to vulnerable populations. NKF is only focused on fundraising events. NKF staff are not good stewards of their dollars and if I donated to this organization I would be thoroughly disappointed in the manner in which they spend money. Diversity, in every sense of the word, is nonexistent. This place is a wasteland.

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