It is truly a rewarding job, spiritually. But my car doesn't run on spirit.
Honestly, I loved working there. The job was good and coworkers were great. There are only two real issues I had...
1. No money. They are a state funded non-profit, so they can't afford to pay people what they deserve. But, they are upfront about that from the start. And it isn't like the CEO is pocketing all the profits because there aren't any profits. It's just a low budget organization.
2. There is NO room for advancement. First of all, most of the employees are very young. I was actually shocked at how well everything runs considering the average age is so low. That being said, there aren't many people retiring in the near future. Also, the people that work there do it because they love the job. They don't do it for the money, the power, or the glamour. They do it because the work is rewarding to them. That means they are there for life. I came in at the lowest entry level job they have. The person directly above me has been there for almost 20 years. 20 years and still at the second rung of the ladder.
I just can't justify getting stuck in a place where I would work very hard for just over minimum wage. The organization really is great though.
If you are in school and looking for a part time job, or retired and just want to do something positive with your time (instead of spending all of my social security at the Cracker Barrel), it's an awesome place to be.
Very rewarding work. Awesome hours. Very laid back. Barely a dress code at all.
Awful pay. No advancement opportunities