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Regalo publicitario (Former Employee) says

"demasiada exigencia y pocos medios. Cons: el ambiente y la gestion mala"

Schools Relationship Executive (Current Employee) says

"A typical day at work would entail me updating myself on all the relationships I have with the various different key contacts in different schools. I will have a new educational product that I will want to sell but before I can do that I would need to know exactly what I had sold to the school in the past and what I can continue to sell to them without risking the relationship. I have learned the art of salesmanship and relationship/account management with those who I sell to. The management in the not-for-profit sector in which I work is difficult because it lacks a clear structure and leadership which makes it really hard to progress and succeed. This would probably be the hardest aspect of my job. Cons: Lack of structure and direction in management"

Tienda de regalos (Former Employee) says

"El trabajo era muy sencillo, debía atender a los clientes que llegaban a preguntar sobre los productos."

Formation tolier soudeur (Former Employee) says

"formation en tant que retoucheur tolier qui na pas aboutie"

Street Fundraiser (Former Employee) says

"Being a Street Fundraiser is never easy. You had to stand on the street and interact with everyone you came across and try to persuade them to make a monthly donation. Hours were long but you get to meet some amazing people"

Former Employee - HSCoordinator says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Department is run by very long-term director who is, in a word, a bully. Loves everyone at first. Then eventually turns on everyone. Not supportive to anyone besides the weakest staff members, and undermines the talented staff. Hard to know why. Entire department just tries to stay under radar and stay out of "doghouse" position. Same projects and priorities come up every year with no ability to implement solutions. It often feels like we were just pawns moved around to make director look good to her boss. Outcomes were just ok at best. This is a department of people who are treated like assets/heros at their hospitals, but like they are incompetant at the office. Clinical staff are treated much better than our department."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for more than a year Cons: No room for advancement Admins are expendable and they let you know Out of touch CEO Turnover is outrageous HR teeters on the right side of the law Bad moods spread like a disease Gossip is rampant The nature of the business can be depressing Everything is a performance for the Execs"

Current Employee - Clinical says

"I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for more than a year Cons: Directors and Managers treat employees very unfairly. I watch them play favorites and prefer yes-men and women who are less talented (some of them are downright unqualified) over the strongest employees who bring new ideas and approaches to the table. They are clearly threatened by the idea of change and losing their control. It sounds paranoid to say it, but I've seen it happen with other people and it's the only conclusion to make. All of the managers and directors have been there 20+ years. In business school they talk about this sort of stale management staffing as being toxic and that's exactly what you've got here. What's the step beyond toxic? That's this place. The only way to get ahead is to keep your head down and make the managers and directors look good to their higher ups. (we all started out being treated like the best person they've ever hired - and then it settles in and you keep trying to get back to that ideal new car smell state, when it's impossible) I've watched the best people (certainly lately) get undermined and treated like the "bad guy" when no such thing is true. It's made me really re-examine if I want to keep working here. With such a good mission, it's shocking to see such vicious behavior toward the strongest employees. I know the truth now, and realize how many lives have been hurt by this management. When I started I assumed the disgruntled employees were just troublemakers and were making excuses. Now, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm in the good graces for now - but it could turn at any minute. Not a way to live. I see that other people (on this site) have made the same observations and it's frankly made me feel better and more sure of my conclusions. I'm definitely on the job market now, but it will be sad to leave this mission behind me. You hear about people having to recover from working here...I want to get out while the getting is good. Beware working here, you'll come in a hero, settle in and keep tryinig to be the hero in their eyes again, and then finally become the enemy and get treated badly."

Former Employee - TIC In House Coordinatir says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for less than a year Cons: Where to start??? Management is one big clique, if you're not in it just forget about moving ahead. Forget going to HR for anything, it will be repeated immediately and the employee will pay. Absolute hostile work environment."

Hospital Service Coordinator says

"I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program Cons: The directors and senior management are in place because they have been there since the beginning not because they are qualified or able. It is an organization that has grown quickly in size but has not adapted to a professional organization. Very little direction or support. The turn over rate is atrocious and average of one year is generous. Many very early mornings and late nights are required."

Former Employee - Tissue Recovery Specialist says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for less than a year Cons: THE MANAGEMENT! Most management has been there for 20 years and are very vindictive, play favorites and talk behind your back to other employees and management. The management lies all the time and has no direction, always flys by the seat of their pants with no structure. Employee’s are overworked and under staffed and there is no training standard, so a new person never gets the right training for doing a recovery. Management only cares about their bottom line and pushing through as many donors as possible so they get a bigger bonus. Donors are harvested even though they have reasons to be ruled out and the tissue recovered will be thrown out by the processors anyway. The call schedule is horrible if you have any sort of family life and have no problem working you into your days off. They tell you that you will get “10 hours of down time” but it’s almost never the case and they put you back on call early and when you approach management about any issues or question them about the policies put in place, they change the rules and it always accommodates them. They really showed how little they cared for their employees during the mishandling of a covid outbreak, rushing employees back too early and against doctors orders, some still having symptoms. This is all just because they “needed to put more teams together” to recover donors that they only see as $ signs. Very disappointed in this organization that I once thought so highly of and envied to work for."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time Cons: Inadequate raises, poor management, meager pay, health benefits keep downgrading"

Former Employee - Community Relations says

"I worked at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The staff making it all possible is under extreme pressure to perform around the clock without compensation to match. compensation is sub-par, burn out rate is high and a career ladder is non-existent. The management is beyond stale, and the culture has not changed since the last millennium."

Current Employee - Clinical Division says

"I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for less than a year Cons: I have to agree with another reviewer in that, the job you go there for is the job you leave with. There is no opportunity to transfer or get on a different career path. The major challenge is the management. Management is clearly unskilled in managing and working with people but skilled in "cracking the whip" with severe micromanagement and favoritism. Most of the managers have been there a long time but the line staff continues to turn over at an alarming rate. The constant turnover was a major red flag for me, my first couple of months on the job."

Current Employee - Clinical Division says

"I have been working at Gift Of Life Donor Program full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Directors and managers have been the same crew for many many years and they are 100% self-interested. Employees are treated like enemy much of the time. It's them vs. staff. HR has same approach, too. I've watched great employees leave and no fallout for directors. Staff are expendable. Take job as it is or lump it."