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National Multiple Sclerosis Society President & CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo
Cyndi Zagieboylo
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    Terrible work environment

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    Former Employee - Development in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Development in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at National Multiple Sclerosis Society full-time (more than 5 years)


    The people I worked with were for the most part amazing. Staff is dedicated and willing to help each other whenever possible. Mission of organization is worthwhile. Health benefits were great in order to offset low salaries. Flexible with schedule and good PTO.


    Toxic work environment. No support or direction from senior leadership. Chapter has laid off 50% of staff since Sept. 2013. Little to no professional development opportunities were available to advance skills or learn new things. Development staff was expected to be available at a moments notice to attend recruitment events, etc. that had little or no impact on event recruitment or fundraising. Senior leadership seems to have no idea what they are doing and there was no communication about what was going on with the Chapter. There were many talks of "changing how we do business" with no processes or plans for how changes would be implemented or executed.

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    Invest in the staff and offer solutions instead of vague ideas for change. Share good and bad news so everyone knows where things stand.

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    Communications Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
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    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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    The HR manager contacted me for a phone interview. I told her I lived out of the country, and the first question she asked me was, "Do you expect us to relocate you? Because we don't do that." Kind of a weird start to an interview if you ask me. She then went on to ask about 10 behavioral questions, such as "How do you like to communicate with your manager?" "What is your presentation style?" "Tell me about a time when you didn't communicate well." "What types of media database systems have you used?" "Tell me about a piece you wrote that persuaded someone." "How do you prioritize?"

    Basically they were weeding people out, but I wasn't asked at all about my previous experience or what direct skills I could bring to the position.

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1946
Type Non-profit Organisation
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue £1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports research intended to find the cause and cure of MS and provides services for people who have the disease. It offers counseling, education, and equipment assistance. In addition, the society works to promote public policies that serve the needs of the estimated 400,000 people who have MS. The society operates through about 60 chapters throughout the US. It generates most of its revenue through fundraising and boasts some 16,000 federal MS activists. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1946 after Sylvia... More

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