Data Management Specialist (Current Employee) – Reno, NV – April 12, 2016
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has a great mission to help feed hungry people of all ages in Northern Nevada. The company needs to focus on employee appreciation and growth and promotion from within more.
On-board training was short and minimal. Training for open and newly created positions are fair, at best, but the expectations seem to change frequently, as is the nature of their business. The Food Bank is working hard to streamline distribution processes and accountability through metrics and education. They're major opportunities are; a complex Inventory software, the lack of experienced users and no technical support for users on site. Overall, co-workers were awesome to work with and management is doing a great job with daily operations and are working with the warehouse team to identify their opportunities and resolve them.
Working at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers you a unique opportunity to serve the community. The work is purposeful, enjoyable, and relatively stress-free. The work environment, however, is very unhealthy. I worked there for two years and saw numerous employees come and go due to slander, bullying, and nepotism. Although I loved the work, I eventually left due to management's repeated failure to address abuses on the job.
Agency Field Representative (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – September 4, 2012
In my position I would meet with various agencies and clientele of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. I would either work at various mobile pantries or at a Parking Lot Distribution where would deliver mass quantities of food to partner agencies who had their own food pantries.
Our service areas were all of northern Nevada and some of eastern California.
One of the hardest parts of the job to work with was the favoritism and gossip. My manager had received unfounded rumors about me and in the end it cost me my job.
You wouldn't think that there was so much politics in a company that was severing the needy. After 3 months as the Volunteer Supervisor I was let go because of political reason is what I was told. I really like working with all the volunteers that came in and gave up their own time to provide help.