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United Way Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is well respected (in 31 reviews)

  • The Tulsa Area United Way is the premier non-profit organization in the Tulsa-Metro area (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Public Ally"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Way (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, great mission, great support, purposeful work.

    Cons

    Due to the friendly non profit environment, a lot of people in the company were floating around when they should have been gone awhile ago.


  2. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meals and stuff and helping people

    Cons

    kind of boring but like meh


  3. "The summit of nonprofit careers in Utah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work is efficient, actually achieves an impact
    Best resourced nonprofit for the work it does
    Well respected by all sides of the aisle, with wide and deep support
    Salary and benefits is as competitive as it gets in the nonprofit world
    Great place to position yourself to follow into a position in government or in the for-profit world.

    Cons

    At times, felt more like a Goldman's than a nonprofit.
    In order to work with partners, there have been image standards that can be alienating to some.

    Advice to Management

    It is not always about the results, but it is also about the experience. Usually we do that work for clients and communities, but sometimes we forget to do that internally. Thank you for going far and above to do justice to the resources and the opportunities with which we have been granted.


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  5. "Local Chapter"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Know you're making a difference, good insurance, flexibility, strong brand.

    Cons

    Significantly lower pay than industry/area average,

    Advice to Management

    Create strong leadership programs to build up employees and invest in them - utilize the broad expanse of the UWW network to growth employees.


  6. "Account Executive (Development)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Way (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's inspiring to work for a great cause. The organization has a strong mission and the people are very dedicated. Compensation was pretty good for a nonprofit.

    This is a good starting point for people interested in nonprofits, policy, or getting more experience in their field.

    Cons

    Different departments don't communicate with one another; hiring is slow and poor. There is a culture of working very long hours and making a lot of sacrifices for the job.

    I would not recommend spending more than a few years here.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within
    Embrace technology! You are falling behind the times.
    Find a way to express your mission and value proposition more clearly
    Get rid of ineffective leaders and managers - they are blocks to progress.
    Don't be afraid of taking a chance and failing. There were too many projects and committees that were started, and nothing came to fruition.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tax Preparer in Shoreline, WA
    Former Employee - Tax Preparer in Shoreline, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at United Way part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the employees are friendly, and they are will to teach you something if you ask.

    Cons

    Didn't see cons so far


  8. "United Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Its nice to give back to the community

    Cons

    Personal interests influence granting making decisions and Supervisors who are not The Supervisor of evaluation had no prior training in evaluation and was biased to pleasing her senior management team.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluation requires unbiased conditions and leaders who have training in the field. It may be in everyone's best if your evaluation services are contracted out.


  9. "Give. Advocate. Volunteer."

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    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The most fulfilling part about working for a small nonprofit is seeing the positive impact your work is creating within your community.

    Cons

    Heavy workload at times, but not really a con when you see the heartwarming effects generated from the work you do.


  10. "Good culture, high energy staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    Good people - like family in some cases; work is meaningful and makes a huge impact

    Cons

    Work load, strategic vision is lacking, nonprofit challenges with low overhead rate, staff retention

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people and you will increase your retention


  11. "Not for Millenials"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Closed for Christmas break

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement
    Poor leadership
    Creativity is discouraged - especially for nonprofit and fundraising

    Advice to Management

    Step down...campaign is down for a reason. We need and younger and fresher leadership take to engage the community



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