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United Way Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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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 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Smaller staff size leads to heavy work loads which is standard with any non profit (in 59 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Workplace Cultre, Great Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Manager in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Database Manager in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Workplace is tight knit, but not exclusionary.
    Supportive Environment.
    Meaningful and impactful work.
    Helping Others makes stress easier to handle.

    Cons

    Non profit salary levels.
    When i started, lots of staff turn over, so institutional knowledge was lost and had to be re-learned/ figured out. (this is not currently the case, but there have been a lot of changes)


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. UWBA - Excellent opportunities for professional development
    2. Flexible working hours and other non-monetary benefits such as 401K matching.
    3. Superb opportunities to expand network by getting in touch with community leaders and influential executives who work on the boards and are sponsors.
    4. Great value of a work-life balance and people-oriented approach to personnel management. If you're a single parent juggling two kids' schedules as well as your own or pursuing personal goals like obtaining a Master degree, UWBA might approve scheduling changes or make other accommodations to help you succeed.
    5. Employees share a commitment to the same cause such as employments for youths and poverty reduction. Workers are compatible and have a sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Slight improvement on the interdepartmental communication

    United Way Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

    Thanks for posting this review! UWBA is committed to both work/life balance and delivering programs that make a real impact for families and individual struggling to make ends meet. Based on the... More

  3. "Development Officer"

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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

    Brilliant staff and passionate teams

    Cons

    Hires friends can have awkward tension


  4. "LOVE it here"

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

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation that is reviewed regularly to stay competitive with market rates, passionate and committed co-workers that care about each other, opportunities to lead a variety of projects, access to leadership

    Cons

    few opportunities for career advancement, may have to leave and come back

    Advice to Management

    streamline expectations, there are often several strategic priorities that demand extensive staff time that overlap, if the number of goals and new initiatives were paired down to a select few at a time we could be more focused and effective


  5. "UW provided a lot of exposure to many local non-profits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to give back to your community. Great Benefits and very rewarding. The community projects were a lot of fun.

    Cons

    There are Politics like every company. If you give your best everyday, you hope that good things happen to you. It's a Corporate environment although non-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in the work.


  6. "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some amazing people and made some great connections . United Way was the best place I've ever worked. I was able to take on projects and learn a lot

    Cons

    Campaign can be a little disorganized and last minute . Some organizations are still going by an old model for raising funds and need to be a little more innovative

    Advice to Management

    Cross training across multiple departments


  7. "Highly recommended"

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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

    Wonderful close knit staff who display innovative thinking and backbone support to community agencies in Denton County.

    Cons

    There are no cons applicable to this work environment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management necessary

  8. "Depends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, not much else

    Cons

    No forward momentum. Lacking diversity or innovation.


  9. "Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    United Way is a Mission-Driven organization

    Cons

    Salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities constrained by limited resources.


  10. "tax"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at United Way (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good culture enjoyed volunteering and learning about taxes

    Cons

    i did not have any cons


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