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StandWithUs Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Amazingly dedicated people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff are closely bonded and love what they do. You can't work in a field like this without being sold on the cause.

    Cons

    The hours are long and it is a thankless job, but it is rewarding because you are helping Israel. This is not unique to SWU, but a critique of the entire Israel/Jewish non-profit world.

    Advice to Management

    As SWU gets bigger there is a need to bring in more professional management and support staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent staff and inexperienced leadership."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at StandWithUs full-time

    Pros

    Lower level staffs are energetic, passionate and young go-getters. Most jobs offer flexibility and lots of out of office time. Dynamic roles where no one follows a strict list of responsibilities.

    Cons

    Leadership/management is not educated in NPO management and do not have professional experience to replace necessary education. Leadership/management is very emotional. Way too focused on what activities will bring in money instead of what activities will accomplish their mission. Very poor salaries and an expectation of all employees at their disposal 24/7.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "StandWithUs is a great place to work for young people who love Israel."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The people are really nice and immediately give you important projects to work on. The CEO/Founder is very involved with the employees and everyone makes you fel like an important asset to the team.

    Cons

    Since it is such a small company, there are far too many giant tasks to be completed by a team of four research assistants. The upper management always has new tasks and doesn't really give enough to research assistants to complete other ones.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people, good cause, fun

    Cons

    No upward mobility in company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Jewish Not for Profit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Could have Flexible hours
    Great cause
    Great materials
    Willingness to use cutting edge resources
    Organization is passionate about the work and the people involved

    Cons

    No real direction or feedback from senior level management
    Management easy to point fingers at everyone but themselves
    Not a real career move - little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to fund-raise.
    Allow outreach and campus staff to operate on their given tasks, untied to fund-raising performance
    Improve communication