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NeighborWorks America Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work environment filled with great people doing amazing work (in 5 reviews)

  • Well designed and thought out internship program that provided excellent access to senior staff as well as professional development opportunities (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Little work life balance ( depending on who you with for) (in 5 reviews)

  • No cons, really, a really positive experience (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place, rough time as of 2016"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people here are sooo friendly and good at their jobs. Benefits are excellent, and three is corporate funding for professional development

    Cons

    Risk averse leadership is making it more bureaucratic. There has been significant turnover in senior leadership over the past few years (into 2017) and current leadership doesn't come from our field

    Advice to Management

    Straighten out the back office systems and processes and go back to actually listening to staff and letting them work


  2. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment. Relaxed atmosphere (for DC area).

    Cons

    It can be hierarchical and there is hardly any career progression. It isn't designed for young people.


  3. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NeighborWorks does great work. Their employees are all welcoming and truly want to help interns learn and achieve. If you work as an intern, there is also a good chance either NeighborWorks headquarters or one of their affiliate offices will hire you.

    Cons

    You don't always do productive work. Depending on which department you're in, you might have a lot of down time.


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  5. "Overall Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, and opportunities to train through NW Training Institute

    Cons

    Upper management in certain departments often don't display the behavior they expect.

    Advice to Management

    Have better lines of communication regarding expectations.


  6. "Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about community development and non-profit management

    Cons

    No cons, really, a really positive experience


  7. "Good Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NeighborWorks America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're in the right department, you're able to really touch lives, and do substantial work.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, so a slow moving process for giving out money and procuring outside services.

    Advice to Management

    Look in house for what many consultants offer!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, benefits are good. The company provides excellent training for those in the community development industry.

    Cons

    The culture has changed for the worst. There does not seem to be clear direction on where the company is going. You get ahead by who you know or who likes you.


  9. "Financial Analyst Temp"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Centreville, VA

    I worked at NeighborWorks America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Very disorganized incorporation of new software tools.

    Advice to Management

    Create better methods of incorporating new financial software tools


  10. "NWA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great - 6% of salary automatically placed in 401k, plus a match of up to 6% more. In other words, if you put in 6%, you get 18%. Co-workers are pretty great. Generous telework policy.

    Cons

    HR is rarely willing to negotiate salary offers.


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, loved the environment, travel benefits, got free food a lot, was a nice experience, the department I worked for everyone was open to hearing new ideas. I liked that people valued my opinion even though I was just an intern. They encouraged me to go work/talk with other departments to learn all about the company.

    Cons

    can't really think of any.



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