This organization is a joke. I worked for the Headquarters in the Development (fundraising) department for 3 years. First, there are all kinds of shady things going on with how their budget is spent: they roll the salaries, cars and houses of the "officers" into the program budget, so it LOOKS like 85% of the money is being spent on services to the community. But the officers are the department and corps managers, and their salaries are a downright ADMINISTRATIVE expense. So next time you hear that 85 cents of each dollar is put back into the community, realize that a good chunk of that is actually paying some dude in a uniform to boss people around in the office.
After 3 years of work, anyway, I was abruptly laid off and tossed out into this pitiful economy. I can only speculate why I was one of the ones to go, since I was never given any reason. But before you chalk up my review to bitterness, consider this:
1. As a religious organization, they are exempt from the unemployment requirement. So after 3 years of working under their "honorable mission," they laid me off and I won't get a dime in unemployment or support. This is an organization that supposedly cares about people, but they don't contribute to unemployment?!??! SERIOUSLY?! Now I may be the next in line at their damn food bank.
2. They pay their employees absolute crap. If you get some sense of satisfaction that makes up for your pitiful wage, good for you. But when they're nickle-and-diming every wage increase (even COL) and bickering over an extra 5 cents, I just can't look at the officers in their brand-new cars and take this organization seriously.
3. Hate to drop the D-word, but if you think they don't discriminate based on religion, you're crazy. They weed out anyone who doesn't attend "chapel" in the middle of the workday or end their emails with a "GOD LOVES YOU" slogan. I saw it happen a dozen times while I was there.