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United Way Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
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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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Community Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Community Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Community Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Way (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office culture, fast-paced environment, good avenue for professional development

    Cons

    Lower Pay, work events or volunteer days can be outside normal office hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay humble and invest in your employees, especially re: higher rank vs. lower rank


  2. "United Way of San Diego County"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Just started working here and the company culture is amazing. United Way has a great mission statement, a great place to learn about the nonprofit sector!

    Cons

    None as of now, but many people have left the organization lately for other job opportunities.

  3. "Love!"

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    Current Employee - 21st Century Activity Leader in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - 21st Century Activity Leader in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Awesome job, nice staff, easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    Little to no benefits. Some of the program rules are unfair.


  4. "Decent culture and position, but uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, professional development, colleagues

    Cons

    Uncertain future due to fluctuating fundraising


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Travel, Family Time, flexibility, convenient, employee friendly

    Cons

    Not enough pay, no training


  6. "Americorps VISTA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Great resource for the community.

    Cons

    The don't know how to utilize Americorps VISTA.

    Advice to Management

    Get training from CNCS


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for sure

    Cons

    Lower salaries can be a problem

  8. "Okay Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Home nightly and weekends

    Cons

    Low pay
    No opportunity for advancement


  9. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people with strong emotional intelligence

    Cons

    few growth opportunities within org


  10. "Information and Referral Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful supervisors, and able to take breaks.

    Cons

    Frequent quality reviews, lots of people on the phone in a small room

    Advice to Management

    A three-strike rule would be nice.


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