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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • A great place to feel like you are making a difference in the lives of those with MS (in 8 reviews)

  • You will meet a lot of great people through the work you do (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Organization with passionate people committed to families affected by MS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great cause. They provide phenomenal service, resources, and the largest private funder of MS research. Great opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    It takes forever to make a decision. They try to be all things to people with MS and sometimes can loose focus. Not a lot of career growth or potential. Recently went through reorganization and a lot of people are no longer with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the diversity of thought and leadership.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking not sunk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with typically

    Cons

    Good people are leaving, events are stale, ideas and energy needed

    Advice to Management

    Obtain the dollars that are there from the top 2% of America, we hear they are wealthier than some nations. Start search for well connected executives now, find thought leaders to blaze a new trail

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President, Program Development and Engagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great, committed colleagues! Commitment to changing the world for people with MS.

    Cons

    None to share at this time.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great team environment"

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    Former Employee - Event Fundraising in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Event Fundraising in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment, work hard/play hard ethic

    Cons

    The company is going through a realignment


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Run While You Can!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Cause, Passionate Employees!

    Cons

    Terrible organization with terrible management that due to a society wide transition has completely destroyed the organization!

    They completely lie to you! They will tell you that you will receive raises and promotions, but that doesn't happen at all! I never received ONE raise while employed! They truly don't care about the employees! They only care about the useless Chapter Presidents who do nothing, but sit on their behinds with their feet on their desk. Go and ask the Chapter Presidents about the events or participants because you will get no where! This organization should be completely ashamed of themselves for the way they treat staff! It's disgusting! Funding is down, money is wasted, but don't worry, as long as the CEO and chapter presidents make their minimum of $120K everything is good! I have never been more disgusted and infuriated by an organization. I would NEVER support them again in anyway!

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it's time to move the management out and get new blood in. They are all a waste of space!!!


  6. Helpful (9)

    "You probably don't want to work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun, smart co-workers who are passionate about the cause. Good benefits (lots of vacation, some flexibility with work hours, decent insurance).

    Cons

    Incredibly top-heavy organizational structure, totally out of touch senior leadership, nowhere near enough people to actually DO the work that has to be done. Everyone who isn't a Vice President (or higher) is totally overworked, completely unappreciated, and generally unhappy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company undergoing a lot of transition."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -great staff with big hearts
    -great PTO policy
    -flexible work hours

    Cons

    -it can get quite hectic during event season. need more staff during this time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there were very friendly and helpful while I was working there and I felt like I was helping people.

    Cons

    They wanted a lot but the pay wasn't great.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to have an impact on the lives of people living with MS.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Very few supporting roles resulting in critical work slipping through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Find innovative ways to raise money. Walk and Bike markets are saturated. Those events are so 1990's.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, WI

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid time off, flexible schedule, supportive colleagues. The staff is the best part about working there.

    Cons

    Many staff cut or chose to leave due to reorganization.


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