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United Way Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
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Pros
  • Great value of a work-life balance and people-oriented approach to personnel management (in 34 reviews)

  • Great place to make a difference (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Strict budgetary restraints when working for a non-profit (in 60 reviews)

  • You have to be intentional and disciplined about drawing work-life balance boundaries (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "United Way of King County -A Great way to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This organization is making a positive difference in the community. The work you do here really matters. Great opportunity to work with talented, smart, committed people both volunteers and staff!

    Cons

    It's a lot of hard work which can lead to burn out.


  2. "accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    very relaxed company, no stress.

    Cons

    smaller salary than desired based on the position and duties

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to keep qualified people

  3. "211 Information and Referral Specialist"

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

    I worked at United Way part-time

    Pros

    Great support from Team Leads, co-workers assist each other.

    Cons

    Resources not always available to assist clients and backlash from client expectation can be frustrating


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vista in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Vista in Allentown, PA

    I worked at United Way full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy team based working environment, this is the place for you.
    If you love making a difference while experience growth in social awareness

    Cons

    Nothing really. Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Communications
    Former Employee - Communications
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Way full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated and passionate co-workers, excellent benefits, small work environment, hands on in the community, open floor for creativity.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours. Left after a year due to low pay.


  6. "GREAT COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay great company loved going to work

    Cons

    hate not being able to help everyone


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly office environment. Good benefits and pay. Understanding team of people who work well with you under pressure.

    Cons

    Budget couldn't keep some people on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Good company, great cause. Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Way full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great cause. Loved my coworkers. Thought the CEO was wonderful.

    Cons

    My direct boss was a bipolar, horrid person who gave me 60 hours of work in a 30 hour work week. She' s no longer there.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your managers and the way they treat their charges.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quick Turn Over"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money for being in a call center. Building was very clean and nice. Staff was okay most of the time.

    Cons

    There is an "us vs. them" environment between admin and call center. Lots of favoritism going on in leadership. Loooooong hours, too long of a shift. Parking sucks. Can seem kind of childish co-worker behavior (gossiping, loud) - unprofessional at times. Slightly unorganized leadership. No room for promotion unless you are a friend and they create a position for you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with leadership experience, don't make staff suffer because you are promoting your friend.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Campaign"

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

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and PTO is very good as well.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. I've been stuck in the same position for 12 years.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not micromanage. We're not children.


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