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Updated Aug 1, 2021

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3.9
69%
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57%
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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
Brian A. Gallagher
211 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and message(in 64 reviews)

  • "Good place to work with a low key vibe and a great work life balance(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It's a non-profit you know what you get yourself into when you join(in 77 reviews)

  • "Most people calling the shots have no experience in the nonprofit sector(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Organization

      Jul 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Employees are dedicated to the mission.

      Cons

      In my opinion there are no cons.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work and call home.

      Aug 1, 2021 - 211 Information and Resource Specialist in Wausau, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture, fun, supportive and rewarding position. Highly recommend!

      Cons

      Felt appreciated but high turn over due to inadequate investment to insensitive highly skilled long hauler employees.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to learn

      Jul 14, 2021 - Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexibility, diverse roles and responsibilities, supportive leadership, good values, well-resourced for a nonprofit, culture has improved over the years because of new leadership

      Cons

      outdating fundraising model is causing disruption, under-resourced in certain areas, strategy and vision change frequently causing instability

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work Enviornment Hostile

      Jun 25, 2021 - Director in San Angelo, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      United Way has a great foundation as to how it is meant to help its community however in San Angelo, TX that is not the case I would encourage you to give directly to the Non-profits you would like to help. That will certainly have a greater impact.

      Cons

      The current CEO boasts about firing people immediatley without warning. This office went from eight employees and a CEO that had local relationships. To an out of town CEO that terminated all eight and currently has a staff of two including herself. If your political views do not match up you will be terminated. CEO inflates numbers to the board of directors that have really no idea what is happening at the office. The chair for determining allocations is strong armed into how the CEO feels allocations should be dispersed to local partnering non-profits. Not what the United Way is designed!

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      An amazing company to work for!

      Jul 19, 2021 - Tax Preparer in Erie, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a very easy job and the management is very good here! Very kind and helpful people

      Cons

      I didn’t work in an actual office our location was a bar so it made things very difficult

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful to be able to assist Virginia Beach residents with Rent/Mortgage and Utilities due Covid-19.

      Jul 19, 2021 - Coordinator Clerk 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Assisting people in financial need.

      Cons

      No cons. Excellent Management, Great colleagues.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Loved Working Here

      Jul 3, 2021 - Senior Manager in Hingham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Took offered "Voluntary Retirement." Advanced over time. Contributions recognized in many ways besides monetary Opportunities to work as a volunteer at events Participated in Mentorship program of high school students. One relationship went on past college graduation Worked from home 3-4 days a week last 3 due to health issues years.

      Cons

      Could have used more assistance with some tasks. Not all corporate goals and policies clearly stated

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      N/a

      Jul 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      United Way has been around for a long time. The government trust the business with grants and financial awards for people

      Cons

      The Company is a typical nonprofit organization. Do your research before getting involved in any type of non-profit. Be thorough in your research.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company to work for.

      Jul 20, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in North Charleston, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly enviroment flexible hours, felt appreciated.

      Cons

      Traveling from office to office.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good People - Okay Place to Work

      Jul 13, 2021 - United Way Loaned Executive in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      I had a great manager and that made a big difference for me. He was not a micro-manager and was very supportive.

      Cons

      Leadership. Some leadership had been there for ages and was very resistant to change/hearing ideas. I saw a lot of bad management and a lot of friends quit because of the culture/their managers.

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