United Way Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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United Way President and CEO Brian A. Gallagher
Brian A. Gallagher
178 Ratings
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  • "Unpaid, which is to be expected of a non-profit organization but disappointing nonetheless(in 72 reviews)

  • "It is nonprofit work, so you are restricted with money(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "good Company top Work at"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    staff invests in you if you seek it out

    Cons

    it is an older institution, so it must overcome its own history sometimes.

  2. "Ok"

    4.0
    Former Employee - 2-1-1 Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at United Way part-time

    Pros

    Can hang up on inappropriate callers

    Cons

    Get lots of crisis calls


  3. "Great!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits! People are amazing. Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Leadership tends to favor some department over others.

  4. "Marketing Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Way full-time

    Pros

    The pro would be the benefits

    Cons

    The con would be the vacation amount

  5. "Great place to start"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at United Way full-time

    Pros

    -Great place to get a start in nonprofits and understand operations and functions

    Cons

    -company culture is toxic, not consistent in compensation practices

  6. "Poor Leadership, Values do not match mission"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Way full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mission is to help the community

    Cons

    Leadership team will do anything to protect their multiple vacation homes paid for by donations meant to build the community. Best to just send your money to the service partners who will use your money to help rather than buy their luxury vehicles.

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  7. "Pros and Cons"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Way full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Impactful work, certain departments are great to work in and high functioning, competitive salary for the area

    Cons

    Majority white staff, executive team, and donor base that are all still very much learning about how to do equity work.

  8. "Nope."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Way full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people, most concerned with politics.

    Cons

    Too much focus on petty issues including dress code.

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  9. "United Way of Story County"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at United Way full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Supportive staff members and many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  10. "Find another place"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Development in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Way full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ok but flexible hours available

    Cons

    management is always making their employees feel like they are unwanted. The front doors are always rotating with new people because no one can stand working somewhere they feel like they are a failure and are reminded of it constantly. NO competitive pay

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