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  • 1 employee says

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    Satisfactory (1)
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    Subpar (0)
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    2.22
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Washington Humane Society

Reviews - What employees say

2.22 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 07.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Great mission and passionate people, but definite lack of appreciation for workers.

Support from management

The work style is very reactive vs proactive and this is very much a top-down thing, starting from the CEO who does not make it a priority to invest in the employees who could very well be the next leaders of the organization. Instead, workers are treated as disposable and not worth investing in, or even appreciating.

Teamwork

Definite lack of transparency and honesty from leadership, but the folks who are in the thick of the action are the heart and soul of the organization and do their best to save lives every day.

Freedom to work independently

The best is done with what is available in terms of manpower, but there is not much being done to ensure that there is enough manpower.

Internal Communication

Barebones.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No senior workers but the job might be too demanding for it. Long-serving colleagues are definitely under-appreciated. There are staff who have been there longer than the current leadership who are blatantly under-valued as team-members.

Career Development

No clear criteria for advancement. Outsiders are often brought in to fill in leadership roles. No funds or system to enhance your skill set.

Overall compensation for your work

Good benefits and timely pay. It is a non-profit so the salary is low, but even negotiating a raise can put you in a bad spot.

Office / Work Environment

Poor shelter conditions. Admin office has mouse and mold problem which no one is taking care of. HVAC constantly breaking down. Cramped work environments.

Environmental Friendliness

The work itself is inherently compassionate -- towards animals. Towards humans, not so much.

Work-Life Balance

CEO expects employees, especially leadership, to not have work-life balance and often brags about it during meetings. This trickles down to the rest of the staff resulting in folks who are over-worked and underpaid leading to high turnover, often leaving the org to work with the competition.

Company Image

Employees love the mission but hate the culture leadership has cultivated.

Job Security

Financially, the job is more than likely secure, but you can be fired on a whim.

Handicapped Accessibility

Most facilities are not accessible.

Challenging Work

Always proud of saving lives, but there is very little opportunity for advancement, so work will become stale.

Inclusive / Diverse

Leadership is all white, which becomes a problem because often racism and discrimination do not get taken seriously, both internally (amongst staff there is no support system or way to speak to someone who will take what is being said seriously) and externally (dealing with adopters and other community members).

What I like about the company

Awesome mission and passionate co-workers.

What I dislike about the company

The leadership seems to be stuck on accomplishments of the past and is not realistic about the future in that it is very aspirational, but not necessarily practical. There is also virtually no desire to modernize or update procedures and protocols, especially when it comes to organizational harmony and growth.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Washington Humane Society
  • City
    Washington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
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    2.22
  • 0 applicants say

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kununu score comparisons

Washington Humane Society
2.22
1 review

Industry average (Civic & Social Organizations/Non-profits)
3.53
9,332 reviews

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3.30
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