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Wilder Foundation Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilder Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great organizational structure, ample training opportunities, pleasant coworkers, work-life balance, leadership

    Cons

    Too many redundant meetings, sometimes lack of transparency of decision-making from the higher leadership, sometimes not challenging enough

    Advice to Management

    Note: CEO is MayKao Hang, not Thomas Kingston.


  2. "Okay for a starting place"

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    Former Employee - Research in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Research in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wilder Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    $500 professional development fund a year. Flexible. Smart and kind people. Not best place for happiness. Everyone is under appreciated and management is not skilled in supporting staff.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. White cultural space. Poor training. Only a quick orientation. Everyone expects you to work well and gets very judgmental but they fail to see how horrible their guidance is. It costs the company more money and time when little to no guidance is given. Promotions are based on biased favorites. There's no real consistency on promotion process. They favor white males.

    Advice to Management

    The company is growing and lacks proper training for upper management. Everyone is overworked and underpaid.

  3. "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Saint Paul, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilder Foundation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    sense of satisfaction that you're doing something for the community

    Cons

    inconsistent hours, sometimes you would not get any hours


  4. "Great culture, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wilder Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Almost everyone here is extremely friendly. There are three divisions here and each specialize in what they do. They place is very clean and professional looking. WCC has great leadership programs and people who are extremely knowledgable and linked in to the community.

    Cons

    Funding can be a difficult problem since they are a non-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is fantastic. Everyone reports to a 'vice president' in their division. The company values human services and being culturally competent to serve communities. It's a work at your own pace as long as it gets done kind of place.


  5. "It was a great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Research Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilder Foundation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff and supervisors were welcoming and helped my growth

    Cons

    I worked within an internship capactity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Moving in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone from senior management to direct service employees is committed to serving the community.

    Cons

    There is too much inequality in compensation and opportunities for advancement and growth. It varies a great deal between and within divisions.
     I think senior management value and respect employees and the work they do, but this is not always reflected in the workplace. They rely too much on middle management to tell them what is happening at the program level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on improving communication. It will take time for people to feel comfortable being candid.
    Transparency in decision making is needed.
    Professional growth opportunities should be extended to ALL employees.


  7. "Great starting point for my career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse staff and families! Pay was ok, but service experiences were worth it.

    Cons

    Large organization. I worked in a school-based mental health program, and while I enjoyed the work, I always felt disconnected from the main office, last to get communication,etc.