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NeighborWorks America Reviews

Updated August 6, 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
  • No cons, really, a really positive experience (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management turnover has led to instability of organization which has impacted the work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NeighborWorks America full-time

    Pros

    Easy to make an impact in the organization.

    Cons

    pay could be better, disagreement sometimes becomes personal, management often unresponsive

    Advice to Management

    Relax.


  2. "The Road to Nowhere"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many people working to better communities and to help people better their lives. NTIs are wonderful places to connect with organizations and individuals who either receive or support program initiatives.

    Cons

    It's lacking in leadership at all levels. While I expected it to be organizationally flat, leadership is adrift floating around strategies and terms like inclusivity and racial equity without practical application. Things are unnecessarily bureaucratic, which creates a stressful work environment in some departments. Many managers could use leadership development training.

    Advice to Management

    Try to a few things well before attempting to innovate.

  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NeighborWorks America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and staff are relatively frirndly

    Cons

    Lots of politics and few oppurtunities to move to higher position

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and apply all benefits accrods the board and not only to management
    Management


  4. "Real Estate Broker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Real Estate Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Senior Real Estate Manager in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Nonprofit with good mission, providing affordable housing

    Cons

    The overall salary and benefits are not competitive when compared to the work that is required.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries of mid-level management


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

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    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


  6. "Good place to work"

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    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.


  7. "Intern Review"

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    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.

  8. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    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.


  9. "Intern Experience"

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    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


  10. "Good Atmosphere"

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    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!


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