Communications Specialist in Columbia, MO
MP.com was my first "real" job after college and in the 4+ years I was there (2012-16) I learned quite a bit during my time there. I went from part-time office assistant/website maintenance work to full time warehouse shipping clerk, before becoming the organization's Communications Specialist, where I was really allowed to explore the intersection of two of my passions--writing and military history.
As others have noted, at times staff turnover can be high, but that was typically due to people leaving when they found out they were actually expected to work. Some days were busier than others and sometimes we were asked to complete tasks completely unrelated to out job descriptions, but those things happen when you're part of a team striving to achieve a common goal (plus, I never understood the big deal about being asked to do something I may not typically be expected to do--Tracy was/is the Founder and CEO, so I always viewed my job as following her directions, whatever they may have been. That's how a chain of command works and it's not like there weren't valid reasons when this was asked of us).
I'll forever be grateful to Tracy for giving my the opportunity to work at/advance my way up through the organization, and the understanding and compassion she showed when family issues necessitated a major change in my work schedule was more than I ever could have expected or asked for. I also couldn't have asked for better direct supervisors (we'll call them D and H here to maintain some privacy), but they were wonderful as well.
Long story short, in my experience, MarineParents is what you make of it. If you're motivated, hard-working, and mature enough to take direction from a superior, you'll have no problem here. If you want a job where you just have to show and and mess around all day to collect a paycheck, this isn't the place for you.
Also, keep in mind, this is the type of non-profit that has integrity. When i was there, something like 95% of donations went directly back into the charity, not into anyone's pocket or into fancy new offices or bonuses or any of the sketchy stuff you hear about a lot of non-profits doing. The only concern here was doing everything in the organization's power to fulfill its mission and promise to assist military members and families.
Store Manager in 3208 Lemone Industrial Blvd. Suite B
I love my job! I started there folding shirts 3 years ago. Now I know how to do everything in the store. We work hard and work as a team. Christmas time is our busiest season and that makes for long days. We get lunch brought in every other week. We always have drinks and snacks available in our break room. Any time that I have had a family emergency or had to go to my kids' school for whatever reason, it was never questioned. I have always been told to take care of me. We are expected to work hard, follow directions and follow the handbook. We work as a team and everyone has everyone's back. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. Marine Parents has been a blessing to me and my family. I would recommend this job to anyone! Always room for advancement here. On the job training. This gets 5 stars from me!