Local Initiatives Support Corporation Employee Reviews

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Administrative Services - Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 25, 2016
Since this is a non profit, It is a very nice place to work. Good salary, nice team and good managers. Recommend it to everyone.
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A good place to work but the supervisor is key to the experience. A good supervisor makes the job great, a poor one makes the job unbearable.
Program Officer (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 15, 2016
A typical work day involved research, community contact and coordination with other employees to accomplish good work for those in need. You also spend a lot of time with elected officials, and government agencies.

At LISC I learned a lot about housing, real estate development and commercial financing. I also gained a lot of experience in working with elected officials and government employees.

Management was good for the most part, however it can be rather cut-throat with directors and executives being promoted, demoted and dismissed without any apparent relation to their job performance. That being said, the managers I met and worked with were dedicated, knowledgeable and very hard working.

My co-workers were very good people for the most part, but like any large organization, LISC has its share of office politics, and incompetents.

The hardest part of the job was getting recognition for your accomplishments other than fund raising. Since it is a not for profit fundraising is a major concern, so the more money you can bring in for the organization the better. However, once you have developed a relationship that leads to increased fund raising because of your performance there seems to be rush of supervisors attempting to take credit for the funding increase and minimalizing your efforts.

The most enjoyable part of the job was a tie between the corporate training, which was always excellent and high quality and held in some of the nicest places in the country, and the work. When you successfully completed an assignment you get a great feeling of accomplishment
  more... seeing a community improved, seeing an impoverished family gain housing, employment and hope, or seeing a neighborhood revitalized.  less
Pros
Good pay, good people, good training, good benifits.
Cons
Office politics, no clear critieria for advancement.
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Senior Program Officer
Senior Program Officer (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 16, 2016
Managed the Philadelphia office loan program. Supervised the leading team. Reviews and approved loan applications.

Provided administrative support to local and national credit committees to ensure lending guidelines were adhere to.

Directed the office capacity and marketing work to support area clients and to secure new investment opportunities.
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Best experience
Americorps Member (Current Employee) –  Los AngelesAugust 18, 2015
Being a LISC AmeriCorps member was great. I served my term at Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation. The environmemt was friendly. I was able to grow and develop skills that are transferable to other fields.
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Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 5, 2014
financial analyst for national community development projects
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Non profit agency secretary calls, meetings.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTOctober 24, 2013
Prepare for meetings, events due to low income housing, work on applications for tax credit properties applying for grants. My day in overal was quiet, busy and peaceful.
Pros
Early Hours
Cons
non
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 15, 2013
Great employees. A genuine concern for the community. Very diverse.
Pros
Great concern for the community.
Cons
none
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National Organization, awesome...Local Duluth office culture challenging
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  DuluthMarch 21, 2013
There are a lot of local opportunities to take on projects that offer opportunity to learn new skills (as tends to be the case in the non-profit world). As a non-exempt employee, there is work life balance. Management lack's the ability to delegate projects and empower the staff as independent thinkers - very "top down" style. Technology is not embraced. I found it difficult because there was not a lot of intentional planning or effective use of the local advisory board.
Pros
flexibility, diverse work load, great contributions to the community
Cons
passive aggressive leadership, lack of planning
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Loved being there.
Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 7, 2012
Loved the people. Fast moving and full of learning opportunities. Maybe one day I will return!
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Good start to low income housing and community engagement
Special Program Administrator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOApril 18, 2012
Great company to learn lots about urban development throughout the country. Diverse programs were administered in the KCMO office.
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