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  1. "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    There was a dedicated staff

    Cons

    Administration was difficult to work with and hard to communicate with.

    Advice to Management

    Better social skills needed


  2. "Bad Management Destroyed this Nonprofit"

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

    Pros

    Great mission and former achievements

    Cons

    After the ED was ousted and the entire staff slowly quit one by one, it was sad to watch this organization pay its manager upwards of 6 figures while having no permanent full-time staff, doing nothing noticeable towards its mission statement, and slowly spiraling downwards. Staffed by temporary interns who may or may not even be able to pronounce the word "lymphedema", the organization went to the pits after losing its founder and all of its employees. It seems like now the organization just functions to pay its management while spending no significant time on lymphedema patient programming and having no full time staff. It would be wise to stay away from this organization due to a high level of chaos and drama, along with some very sad, demoralizing ethics. Management offered no real direction or staff development and likely contributed to this organization's downfall. A great organization that is now seen in the community as a huge failure due to poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting that money until it's all gone.

  3. "NLN- great work opportunity, but inappropriately offensive and incompetent executive management."

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

    I worked at National Lymphedema Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, passionate, small and collaborative team. Great mission. Opportunity to help patients.

    Cons

    Salaries far below market value of nonprofit workers in SF. Nonprofit workplace, but micromanaged like a fortune 500 company. Dangerous incompetence on the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    New director, hopefully, with better social and business acumen. More modernized processes. Better salaries to keep employees past one year.


  4. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Lymphedema Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being a non-profit you get to wear many hats and learn to do things that don't necessarily fall under your title.

    Cons

    Management can be blatantly racist or stereotypical at times (once the manager claimed that she would not hire a person of x ethnicity anymore in order to avoid drama).

    Management micromanages your every moves and complains that they shouldn't have to micromanage you at all. Instruction on projects are confusing at times, priorities change in a matter of minutes.

    Pay is not good considering the amount of work one has to shuffle on a weekly basis, but that's the nature of a non-profit.

    Other bad management practice include the executive director taking a 75% of a bonus given to the company by the Board of Directors, and dividing the rest among the 4 remaining employees, considering that the executive director makes more than the 4 employees' combined salaries on a given year.