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National Marrow Donor Program Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Jeffrey W Chell
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Pros
  • Most teams have some work from home and the dress code is basically jeans (in 8 reviews)

  • There is a great feeling you get when working towards saving lives (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Room for improvement in work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Very corporate atmosphere, especially for a non-profit organization (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Bioinformatics Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Management good work environment

    Cons

    Always work from home not much to do outside of assigned work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "WU Specialist"

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

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Mission and place to work. The best! Home office.

    Cons

    It's a job with many responsibilities and lives depend on you doing your job well. But if you feel passionate about the mission you will not mind at all.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Visual Designer"

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    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer good benefits and virtual work culture. They are working to develop new technologies to treat blood cancers.

    Cons

    The marketing department has experienced a lot of turn over and multiple department reorganiations in the past two years.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, people, pay and company!"

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    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Helping save lives
    - People who work at this company are nice and always willing to help
    - Ongoing training and education programs
    - Sense of community at the company
    - Location
    - Good competitive pay
    - Flexibility
    - Internal opportunities so you can continue to grow within the company

    Cons

    Nothing big off the top of my head.... there are some people who have been at the company a long time so it is hard to get new process in place


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Such a great company to work for!

    Cons

    Can get noisy with open work space.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - People Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - People Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues, company mission, opportunity, remote work options

    Cons

    Ability of company to be nimble


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Cause. Terrible Culture"

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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 Marrow Donor Program full-time

    Pros

    The cause is phenomenal. There are some smart, dedicated, talented people that work there.

    Cons

    Executive and senior leaders in IT, Marketing, Finance and HR are severely lacking in strategic thinking and implementation. Rank and file workers in these departments are consistently being reorganized and goals being changed due to the whims of the leaders and the board they serve. Career development and advancement is limited , even though HR tries to tout how they have been improving on these aspects. A shiny new office and North Loop location cannot distract from the rampant toxicity of the culture. A shame that such a positive external cause hides a selfish, arrogant culture.

    Advice to Management

    See "cons"

  8. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT COMPANY!"

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

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and pay is up to par with industry standards.

    Cons

    Metrics and targets can be overwhelming. Room for improvement in work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Salaried staff position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is uplifting. Nice physical environment. The workspaces and neighborhood and enjoyable. Most people are truly very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The organization is trying to become more corporate. So we have corporate style demands for information without the tools in place to provide it. And its being demanded by the same people who made the decisions that kept us from being more corporate in the past.

    The work from home benefits is nice, and the salaries are competitive, but only for certain departments. It's discouraging to see some groups enjoy parties, raises, and pats on the back while your group works evenings and weekends without recognition.

    Finance management has created a complex system to track and report things. It's not scalable and doesn't fit the needs of the business. Their answer is to make little tweaks which only add to the complexity. The tools aren't in place to succeed, and requests to make improvements have met resistance. How long does this have to go on? This explains the history of high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is asking the right things. Middle and lower management need to take responsibility for not having the foresight to stay ahead of the information, and need to put real tools in place to help the business, not just make demands on the employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good place, good people, a bit unstable"

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    Former Employee - Contract Work in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Contract Work in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Marrow Donor Program full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice and dedicated people. Care about hearing ideas, even from those at the bottom. They listen and they are passionate.

    Cons

    Entry level job got monatenous. Mainly left due to company instability and fear of layoffs. Wanted to get off what seemed like a potential sinking ship. Not a fun lovely culture, never did happy hours, or parties, etc. As a non-profit, though, you've kind of got to give that up.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever you can to help employees feel you're not a sinking ship. Save money in every way possible before cutting jobs and if you do cut jobs, because I understand you have to, don't focus all cuts in one or two departments, creates a major sense of fear among employees and was why I left. I grabbed a life jacket before the ship went down, and it really seemed to be sinking.


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