National Kidney Foundation Reviews

Updated 8 April 2015
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  1. Awful MGMT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location was pretty good I guess.

    Cons

    This is specific to NKF Serving Greater New York.

    The "orientation" process is a bunch of bull and once HR sends you to your respective department no one actually tells you how to do anything. The management structure is extremely disorganized and my "direct report" was never the one giving me projects or following up with me which was very confusing and was NOT made clear to me from the beginning. The people who I ended up working under did not know how to delegate or how to properly prepare me for what was expected of me which made a typical day there very frustrating. I was never included in meetings or discussions on projects that I was supposed to be helping with, I was only sent lists of tasks after the fact. I did not feel respected or even important to the overall success of the events and I was extremely uninspired to be working there. On top of that, this is not a full service organization and the mission is a little bit hazy. I'm still not sure exactly where the money goes or if any of the development staff care about people with kidney disease or just their own personal portfolios. If you want to work at an inspiring, mission driven, inclusive, impactful organization, where you know exactly what you get up in the morning to go to work for, DO NOT work at NKF.

    Advice to Management

    Invest way more time into your support staff

  2. Helpful (1)

    Lost its vision along the way

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation

    Pros

    Great employees in the lower levels, dynamic work environment that puts you in contact with many influential people in the medical field

    Cons

    By the time i left i could not tell where most of the money being fundraised was going. I felt like a lot of the good we were doing when i started had been done away with in favor of constant fundraising

    Advice to Management

    Refocus the foundation on helping out those with kidney disease. Most importantly bring back programs like the US Transplant Games

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but not focused on impact

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Heavy top to bottom style, not doing enough to impact the lives of people affected by Kidney disease

    Advice to Management

    Focus on solving real problems.

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  5. Great management and operations experience for starters

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture, team values and work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Needs work on long term planning and increasing the size of operation.

    Advice to Management

    A team with great initiative and fantastic people working a remarkable cause

  6. Good place to work. They can reach more people though.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going and generally nice people.

    Cons

    Think too small. Can reach more people with kidney disease.

    Advice to Management

    Think about collective impact and partnering with organizations from all sectors.

  7. Worst non-profit, going bankrupt.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great lesson in learning what to really ask about the internals of a company when interviewing.

    Cons

    This was the worst position I have ever had. The inteview process is long and drawn-out. MAJOR internal issues, most staff have favorites that get away with things. They will fire you on the spot, without any notice. Very unorganized company. All of the money currently being raised/donated is going to paying off corporate loans to stay afloat. Not even worth considering- you will never move-up.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and a national theme that makes sense. Learn from other non-profits, because clearly something is very wrong.

  8. It started out like a song

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    Former Employee - Support in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Support in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at National Kidney Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I started it was great. Interesting projects and programs I was passionate about.

    Cons

    Support staff is very under appreciated by senior staff. Salaries are too low for support people

    Advice to Management

    Show your staff members you appreciate them. Don't keep piling on without compensation.

  9. poor pay and hard working conditions

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    Current Employee - Driver in Greater Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Driver in Greater Sudbury, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    enjoy working for a charity

    Cons

    way to many house calls per day

    Advice to Management

    Need uniforms , less of a work load and need helper to unload at end of the day . Regular raise is badly needed .

  10. I just helped with screening. They was very organized and patient friendly.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation

    Pros

    Getting students from the communnity colleges is great

    Cons

    no cons to report here, thank you

  11. Great!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Ann Arbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at National Kidney Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, passionate about mission

    Cons

    Lower pay, nothing else I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None

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