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National Urban League Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Marc H. Morial
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  • Overworked, underpaid, not appreciated, long hours (in 3 reviews)

  • I worked in an office with high turnover, but most other departments in the company were not like this (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Project Director"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Urban League (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Definitely a great place for an employee with a big heart and willingness to help others in a time of need. Family organization that really enjoys putting youth and elderly first, not only as a mission but it's main purpose.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the league, it was a great stepping stone for future endeavors.

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations, and continue to teach our youth in the way they should be taugh. They will continue to reach the their summit with the Urban League at there forefront.


  2. "The ability to change lives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at CUL provides a satisfying opportunity to help people in the community.
    It's also an opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of new skills and experiences.

    Cons

    The organizational culture suffocates creativity, change, innovation, and respect. Very "clickish". It seems like the most successful employees (as far as being able to make a substantial difference in the company) are those that are buddies with upper management.

    There's a high lack of resources (leadership, training, staff, processes) to meet the requirements of program goals.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and trust your employees first and they will empower the community.

  3. "Tons of Human Services But High Job Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at National Urban League (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization has been around for about 100 years and is one of the leading chapters of the NUL. They do a lot for the community. The pay is fair and comparable to that of other social service agencies.

    Cons

    Many. Being salaried means you can be paid for 8 hours but be expected to work 12 hours to get everything done. Low morale and high turn over rate of staff (65%)

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers and try not to suck the life out of them.


  4. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Urban League full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Benefits,and networking,

    Cons

    Duties, nepotism, lack of leadership, no growth opportunity


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Urban League part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with phone line and data entry

    Cons

    Youngster's are in the past, I enjoy letting others serve them

    Advice to Management

    Always have a smile,show you appreciate others. Give respect and it will be given back to you and your staff. Talk with authority. Be polite.


  6. "Director of Operations & Urban Seniors program"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations & Urban Seniors Jobs Program in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations & Urban Seniors Jobs Program in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Urban League full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ensure the company is working & operating according to the policy ,procedures, & bylaws, while adhering to the mission. Also empowering participants of the programs, educationally, & economically by training for employment.

    Cons

    Not having the amount of funds which is required to serve the population numbers in need of the training nor staff income requirements .

    Advice to Management

    Match funders with the programs needed to meet employment requirements & implement innovative programs, which will generate unrestricted funds, while making sure our infrastructure is always modernized to meet & surpass the needs


  7. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Urban League full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Autonomy of work

    Cons

    small office
    promotions are slow to achieve

  8. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Urban League (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Rigid finance department that does nor reimburse in time.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  9. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Head Start Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Head Start Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Urban League (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Care about the community and their employees.

    Cons

    None, I liked working their new leadership should not be held accountable for previous management mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work supporting the communities your serve.


  10. "its ok low pay good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy working you get to help your community

    Cons

    low pay but its a non profit

    Advice to Management

    pay more


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