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National Kidney Foundation Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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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
  • no cons to report here, thank you (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. Helpful (1)

    "Major internal issues with over micro managing"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supporting a good cause as well as location

    Cons

    Internal issues
    No separation of work and personal life
    Misuse of employee connections and resources
    Work place bullying

    Advice to Management

    You get more bees with honey! Be kind to your staff and they will support the agency. Work place bullying is not acceptable


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst non-profit, going bankrupt."

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great lesson in learning what to really ask about the internals of a company when interviewing.

    Cons

    This was the worst position I have ever had. The inteview process is long and drawn-out. MAJOR internal issues, most staff have favorites that get away with things. They will fire you on the spot, without any notice. Very unorganized company. All of the money currently being raised/donated is going to paying off corporate loans to stay afloat. Not even worth considering- you will never move-up.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and a national theme that makes sense. Learn from other non-profits, because clearly something is very wrong.

  3. "Awful MGMT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location was pretty good I guess.

    Cons

    This is specific to NKF Serving Greater New York.

    The "orientation" process is a bunch of bull and once HR sends you to your respective department no one actually tells you how to do anything. The management structure is extremely disorganized and my "direct report" was never the one giving me projects or following up with me which was very confusing and was NOT made clear to me from the beginning. The people who I ended up working under did not know how to delegate or how to properly prepare me for what was expected of me which made a typical day there very frustrating. I was never included in meetings or discussions on projects that I was supposed to be helping with, I was only sent lists of tasks after the fact. I did not feel respected or even important to the overall success of the events and I was extremely uninspired to be working there. On top of that, this is not a full service organization and the mission is a little bit hazy. I'm still not sure exactly where the money goes or if any of the development staff care about people with kidney disease or just their own personal portfolios. If you want to work at an inspiring, mission driven, inclusive, impactful organization, where you know exactly what you get up in the morning to go to work for, DO NOT work at NKF.

    Advice to Management

    Invest way more time into your support staff


  4. "caller"

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    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool people there to work with

    Cons

    Not interactive enough for me


  5. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work closely with donors and recipients.

    Cons

    Terrible training process with high expectations on outcome. No one knows how to complete task and leaves new hires in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to actually know the roles you supervise so that you are able to offer skill enhancement advise.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice office space

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    You've lost so many valuable employees within the past 6-9 months alone, when will you wake up?


  7. "Very Strange Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location and felt like I was helping a greater good

    Cons

    I felt misled the entire time since I started working for NKF. Some people are amazing that work there but others are extremely two-faced. In the end I think they wanted to save money and do more work with less people. Any feedback at all was always good, yet hardworking people were left in the dust in the end. I have a feeling I am not the first nor last. Really dishonest management.

    Advice to Management

    BE HONEST, have team time, get to know each other on a personal level ever, give encouragement when deserved, let employees know if they are not meeting standards, start thinking like a trustful non-profit.

  8. "Poor management of NKF-MD Chapter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mission of the organization, working with patients and volunteers

    Cons

    Poor senior management, unethical business practices, lack of qualified senior staff, does not encourage work/life balance (e.g., calls at 10PM), high turnover of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need overhaul of management and 360 reviews!


  9. "Regional Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Denver, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The community programs
    Potential to do great work with the right staff! National staff very knowledgeable. National programs are awesome!

    Cons

    Insecure employees, UNQUALIFIED leadership, individuals promoted that are not qualified for their roles immature staff. No using raised funds to serve community

    Advice to Management

    hire leaders that are secure and qualified, don't just get warm bodies


  10. "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.


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