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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nclr full-time

    Pros

    -NCLRs history and reputation
    -Network of over 200 affiliates across the country
    -Working on cross cutting issues

    Cons

    -hostile & non collegial work environment
    -lack of resources to carry out the work
    -high turnover (frequent goodbye emails)
    -the needs and voices of affiliate organizations are not as amplified as they could be for what what they offer to be apart of the network

    Advice to Management

    Internally take a hard look at where the organization started from and the organization its become today. You have plenty material to learn from exit interview content. Don't be too proud to make changes.


  2. "Obsolete, with no vision for the future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - At times, people in the communities NCLR claims to serve do receive assistance.
    - Very good benefits package.

    Cons

    - Employees are meant to be seen, not heard. Employee input in both internal and external matters is discouraged.
    - Very little opportunity for advancement, much less higher compensation.
    - Departments are very isolated from each other. Multiple departments will attempt to hand the same issues.
    - Bickering amongst departments over projects and resources.
    - Blatant employee favoritism from all levels of management.
    - Losing employees on a weekly basis.
    - Heavy reliance on corporate sponsors, undermining the organization's ability to fulfill its core mission.
    - Big gala events for wealthy donors and celebritiesC do nothing to help those in the communities, but waste NCLR money and resources.
    - Senior cabinet claims fundraising and revenue is down, yet each receives salaries that would be considered competitive in private sector.
    - Management is unwilling (or unable) to address problems within organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they all come to you with the same issues. Create a better office environment conducive to collaboration. Spend significantly less time and money on plans for 50th anniversary activities. Focus on the reasons why the organization was founded in the first place and seek to implement those values into the work.


  3. "A solid learning experience"

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

    I worked at Nclr full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The colleagues are beyond passionate about their work, and the issues are always interesting. I learned a ton about public policy, nonprofit leadership, and program design working here.

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership makes decisions at a snail's pace and can be adverse to even the smallest of experimentation or risk-taking. Mobility within the organization and room to grow can be stifled by a rigid hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Create clearer career ladders within the organization and better incentives for employee retention. Become the premier employer you aspire to be.


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  5. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fulfillment from work being done in support of the Latino community.

    Cons

    Poor management support. Often managers provide opportunities with no or very little training to succeed. This makes for poor leadership and creates resentment. Most of the staff are seeking new opportunities outside of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership


  6. "Horrible work experience"

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

    Pros

    The organization has a great mission, but it's time to start practicing what you preach.

    Cons

    Abusive work environment, very bureaucratic and their wages are a joke. Cherry on top: I was sexually harassed by the head of the department.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your young talent.


  7. "Líderes Summit Staff Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great experience emphasizing on professional development and hands-on training.

    Cons

    I would say perhaps better lines of communication.


  8. "."

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    Current Employee - Canvasser/Data Entry Clerk in Ocoee, FL
    Current Employee - Canvasser/Data Entry Clerk in Ocoee, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nclr (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the Manager is directly evolved with his staff, the environment is friendly, and is possible to be more evolved with the local and national electoral system on different levels.

    Cons

    They work by projects, in that way, here in Orlando they only have one permanent employee, the rest of their staff works until the project is done, each campaign could be as short as one month, and as long as 7 months.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to try to generate a long term jobs, and try to create new positions where the usual employees could feel that they have a more stable job opportunity.


  9. "A great place to start your policy career - good experience for entry level employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nclr full-time

    Pros

    Passionate and highly talented employees who are dedicated to their work and getting the job done; Great camaraderie; Strong benefits package and time-off policies follow industry standards. Monthly meetings highlight department or individual employee accomplishments.

    Cons

    Diminished opportunities to move up; Upper management is not as open to new ideas as one would hope; Some policy issues get more attention then others. Compensation may be industry standard but if you have a lot of experience coming in expect a pay cut. Training could be increased. Opportunities for personal growth can be hindered by which manager you work for.


  10. "Great mission and great work, poor leadership and management."

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nclr full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with NCLR Affiliates at the community level

    Cons

    Poor leadership and poor managers who don't invest in the professional development of their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more resources to professional development, management training, and staff appreciation.


  11. "Top down management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nclr full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, many causes, action oriented, innovative.

    Cons

    Top down management, staff non-managerial is overworked, management does not care about its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please get input from your employees about your management practices.



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