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United Way Reviews

Updated December 17, 2018
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  • "The non-profit culture isn't a fit for everyone" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Org is growing quickly while dealing with high turnover rate typical of many non-profits" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, professional, mission oriented and ethical

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Some departments work in silos


  2. "Loaned Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Great networking and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    No benefits if not sponsored

  3. "Passionate about their work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate staff, meaningful work for the community

    Cons

    No cons to note here


  4. "No Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Poor management feedback, salary not competitive, little room for advancement


  5. "UW review -MA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Mission, energetic staff, chance to do good

    Cons

    Cliquey environment, sometimes more focused on selling good work than doing good work


  6. "Volunteer Manager"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Manager
    Current Employee - Volunteer Manager

    I have been working at United Way full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Impact of organization in community as well as community support. Great people to work with. Flexible schedule, paid volunteer time off, decent vacation time, supports Professional Development, clean and nice.

    Cons

    very low salaries, below national non-profit medians.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engagement Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Way full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and passionate leaders, creative workplace

    Cons

    Unorganized at times and lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Create growth pipelines for your employees if you expect them to stay

  8. "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks in a competing space.

    Cons

    Leadership could be better at times


  9. "Brand at a Turning Point"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Way full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring, smart people. Competitive salaries for nonprofit sector. Chapter-based structure - no single United Way is the same. Opportunity for front line management training, opportunity to impact changing business model.

    Cons

    Again, chapter based structure - no single United Way is the same. 100-year old fundraising model is in flux, with chapters needing to quickly figure out how to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    So much of your leadership is change management. Lead with transparency.


  10. "Tax preparer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, great management, good benefits

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities for advancement