Pros: mission, work-life balance
Cons: current location of headquarters, no parking
Neighborcare Health was a warm welcome after the corporate environments I have worked at in my career. My team is warm, high spirited, works well together. For the first time in my career I am working with people who do not try to blame others for any mistakes. People in this company are accountable for their own actions and the other day one of my team members even took blame for someone else's mistake.
The clinic staff are very busy, this organization provides care to a huge underserved population, most are without insurance, have limited English language skills and are often part of the poorer sections of our fair city. The staff, managers and volunteers I have met are dedicated and incredibly kind to anyone who enters a clinic and no one is ever turned away for lack of ability to pay.
As a non-profit I took a pay cut to join this organization but I understood that going into the job, as a non-profit the organization does not make money and often has to search for extra funding in order to provide the best services to the patients.
It is not the kind of organization that anyone should join, don't work here if you want to make tons of money. Work here for the mission, for the people we serve and the people we are lucky to work with.
Personally, coming from what some may call the soul-less corporate field I only feel the warmth and passion that drives the mission of this organization. I have been just a throw-away number at prior jobs, discounted because of my status. At Neighborcare Health I am valued for my skills and the energy I bring to my job and the organization and to me, that is worth a bit of a pay cut.