Director Assistant (Former Employee), Buffalo,NY – June 28, 2012
A typical day at United way was always busy. The day started off with filing records from the previous day. Recording the pledges into the computer system. Recording the amounts that was giving for donations. After all the records was entered into the system. The Directed and I worked closed together. I had to write and send thank you letters out to – more... many corporation. I also entered information into spread sheets for the director. The hardest part of my job was making sure that the donations matched the amount on the folder to the amount in the system to the amount that was actually donated. That was the hardest part and the most enjoyable. Just to be apart of an organization that shows you everyday that people do care and we can make a difference was a GREAT experience. – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Sarasota, FL – January 9, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: not being able to help every call
the work day consisted of anwereing phone calls from people that needed assistance with rent, utilities, food and medical care. I learned to be able to refer clients to other agencies of assistance. Management was nice and helpful with any questions I had. Co-workers were nice. The hardest part of the job was having to tell the caller that there were – more... no funds available. the most enjoybale was when we were able to help a family with food and money for rent. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Shelby, NC – November 12, 2012
A typical day at work was making sure payroll was done correctly and all mileage was accounted for. I learned how to do payroll. Management was firm put great to work for. My co workers were the best. The hardest part of the job was during campaign season. Making sure we had all the letters out and had the correct address and letter in each envelope.
Never met such a hard working group of devoted people
Director (Former Employee), Elizabeth City, NC – August 28, 2012
Unted Way. what can I say other than "Great group of local business people with lots of heart for those in need. I really enjoyed working with this group. I wish them lots of good fortune in the future.
Operations Manager, Community Investment (Current Employee), New York, NY – August 20, 2012
Pros: the relationships you build
Cons: extremely fast paced
Very fast paced day to day activities and a lot of collaborative work and continuous communications. I've learned to work independently as well as with a team. Working here has helped me develop skills that allow me to handle high volume work loads, manage relationships internally/externally at various levels and across different sectors, trouble shoot – more... and provide resolution, manage various data systems, use several micro soft applications with high proficiency, and to be adaptable even under the most strenuous circumstances. – less
Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (Former Employee), Modesto, CA – July 5, 2012
Pros: free lunches
Cons: the work was a trial by fire
I loved being able to volunteer and work for my country. Also, it was great to know that I was helping people without charge to them so all they had to worry about was waiting for their returns or paying their taxes.
Marketing Campaign Representative (Former Employee), Granite City, IL – April 10, 2012
At United Way I learned how to coordinate marketing events while also being able to raise money for charity. I was able to put together B2B presentations and also headed the silent auction. The most enjoyable part of the job was being given the opportunity to manage my own days and work independently. The hardest part learning how to convey United Way's – more... message to each business during the first couple weeks. – less
Rewarding to see how many lives we touched with help from United Way Pledges
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Keene, NH – March 20, 2012
Loved working here and seeing all the lives we touched in many different ways, from abuse to hunger and also some medical expenses. Watching people pledge their money to help others make it through life was great.
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 21, 2012
Pros: working with funded organizations and seeing the good work they do
Cons: long hours, non-competitive salaries
This is a very competitive environment highly driven by generating revenue to fund community initiatives. You are expected to work hard and deliver daily. Meeting deadlines is a strong component of any position with this organization.
Office Manager (Current Employee), Portage la Prairie, MB – November 14, 2012
Pros: working with a charity
Cons: short hours
A typical day at work would be from 10 am to 3 pm. I worked with one other employee (Executive Director) who was easy to work with. I learned a lot about common computer programs such as QuickBooks, Rainbow, and Outlook in the workplace. The hardest part of the job was learning the computer programs but I caught on quickly as I am a fast learner. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was helping out the community. – less