Management is great. They are very concerned about work/life balance and do whatever they can to help you accomplish that. The jobs has lots of challenges which I love. I hate having to leave but my husband is being relocated.
development (Former Employee) – New Jersey – June 30, 2016
Any 5 star review you see here is, false. This is not a 5 star company. MDA has a great mission as well as the families and sponsors are great to work with. There is a lot of upper management issues here and even with them trying to change the environment working at MDA to be more positive, there is still no raises...no matching 403b...little to no career advancement...and event when you work your hardest, it is still not enough.
Great families. Great sponsors. Great cause
Little to no career advancement, no raises, no matching 403b, and its never enough even if you work your hardest, they don't appreciate you as field staff
Customer Service Representative/Call Center (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – March 21, 2016
management is unrealistic about goals sometimes. Is overall a good place to work as far as call center job. Helps families and children also provided camp for kids with Ms to go to. in the end you should feel good about yourself ,knowing you have helped a child walk another day, get medicine he/she needs and go to camp for free. At least that's how is was then. Don't know about now.
When I would come in the office in the morning, the first thing I would do is check office email. I would also, check merchant batch reports to see if any income was received the previous day. I would run any necessary reports that would be needed by other staff members. Throughout the day I would send and respond to emails as well as answer the phones. I was responsible for all daily deposits and insuring that income was credited to correct events.
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – November 12, 2015
A wonderful place to work. The personal employed are professional and very friendly. I was in charge of maintaining all telecommunications, (software, programming, installation, and implantation). Most difficult of part of the job was sometimes the gathering of pertinent information to be applied to individual needs pertaining to different divisions....(i.e...Field Services, Field Organization).
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 18, 2015
I overall enjoyed working for MDA. I learned how to "go with the flow" with it ever-changing and evolving. My co-workers were easy to get along with. I'd say the hardest part of my job was having to leave for the day. The most enjoyable part of my day was knowing I was making a difference in someone's life.
Administrative Assistant/IT (Former Employee) – Medford, OR – October 17, 2015
no security and no chance to move up without a degree, Plenty of time off no real stress and you are helping people but the down sized so much that a lot of people lost their jobs and clients lost the local contacts, All and all if you get a chance to work for this company it is worth it
I have worked at MDA for more than seven years in an administrative role. I feel more confident about the future of the company now than I ever have. I think they have hired an excellent CEO and executive staff. I enjoy the work and my interactions with our clients. While MDA does provide solid medical benefits and PTO, I am seeking employment elsewhere due to the low financial compensation. I have not known any employee in my time here to have ever received a raise, and the opportunity for advancement is slim. MDA is a great company and is a great place to work as a young person or right out of college, but doesn't allow you to advance or be compensated in a realistic way.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 23, 2015
typically getting customers at my current position to help raise money. The money we raise is used to send an individual to mda camp where they are able to receive medical treatment and just enjoy their time.
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) – Raynham, MA – August 27, 2015
I truly loved my job and felt like I made a difference in peoples lives. I helped with fund raisers, balancing the books, making flyers, getting people to help volunteer to raise funds for the less fortunate
This was a vollunteer thing and I was the most important thing I have ever done.
Vollunteer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 31, 2015
I took care of adults with muscular dystrophy. At camp this would be a 24/7 job that started Sunday morning and went all week til they left to go home at the end of the week on Saturday. I did all that was needed from getting them up washed shaved dressed and combed and into thier wheelchair. I then took them to breakfast and assisted with eating as needed. We then participated in camping activities such as swimming, horseback riding playing wheelchair soccer, fishing, boating making crafts and after lunch we did more camp stuff or socialised til supper time. after supper we would get ready for a movie or a music show or maby just evening campfire anf tall tales. Then off to bed and do it again the next day til camp ended when we all wished we could do an Earnie Banks and play 2
It feels so good to help someone do something they could not do.
Admin Assistant / Patient Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – June 12, 2015
Loved the variety of my work; I did a little of everything. Enjoyed meeting and helping the families who benefited from the services offered by the association. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.
Casual, friendly work environment. Co-workers were great; everyone got along and worked well as a team. I left MDA 18 years ago but still keep in touch with some former co-workers.
Fund Raiser Recruiter (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – July 21, 2015
A day in the life of an recruiter would include calling people and getting them to participate in the fund raiser "lock up" the women who was the over seeiers of this fund raiser only cared about the money in witch a good percent went to them and never the patients it was ment for.
Compensated Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – July 28, 2015
The work is fulfilling seeing that you are helping children with Muscular Dystrophy, the supervisors are super encouraging and positive, although those on the other end of the phone call aren't as warm which is expected.
Temporary Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) – Macon, GA – July 21, 2015
Nice office environment. Friendly staff. Not a difficult job, but very low pay. No commission. No room for increasing pay. No room for advancement. Just something if you're looking for something temporary.