Rotary Club Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, and has grown into a major organization of over 10,904 clubs spread around the world and over 203,000 members in 180 countries.


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Summer Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) says

"I worked in a temporary part-time position performing data entry. Management clearly needed the extra help, but the temporary employees were not appreciated. Other staff would regularly make disparaging remarks about temporary employees within our earshot. We were not trusted to do much. Before the job ended, I was fortunate enough to find a full-time position elsewhere. Cons: management and permanent staff not friendly or accommodating"

Supervisor, International Conventions (Former Employee) says

"Worst work experience of my 20+ year career. The Director is a full-on bully and allows the managers to do the same."

Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"The Rotary headquarters were established to support strong-minded, Type A businessmen. As a result, the culture is very accommodating towards the Rotarians, passive, indirect, self-sacrificing, doesn't say "no," abusive, overworked and communication does not flow through that organization. Rotarians will ask the impossible and staff is expected to do it, no matter what. Cons: passive-aggressive culture, low pay for hours worked and you must be nice-nice-nice at all times."

Performance Analyst (Former Employee) says

"I worked at the Evanston, IL location for three months as an IT contractor then another three as an IT team member. I started having second thoughts after the first month. The IT area is not well organized and has a terrible reputation within the organization. I made the conversation from contractor to employee simply because I saw the way contractors' opinions were often discarded by permanent staff and wondered if my efforts would have more gravity once I was an employee. Sadly, I was hired 18 too early to do a job that really didn't materialize into an actual role. I left exactly 7 months to the day I started as a contractor. Cons: Stagnant management"

exchange student (Former Employee) says

"I was a junior in High School and spent a year at a public high school. I loved the experience and would recomend the program for many many years to come."

Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Was micro-managed and was not trained properly. The environment was not a happy place; Non profit Compmay..."

Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) says

"good workplace with good colleagues. other colleagues was helpful in teaching and helping newcomers. it was a good experience and a pleasure to work in."

Manager (Current Employee) says

"Great place to work if you are fine with the level you are currently working. The company is small and people retire from Rotary. Great location easy commute. Cons: No room for Advancement"

Executive Secretary (Former Employee) says

"My job as an Executive Secretary was not a memorable job for me. Cons: no healthcare, no all"

TRF AR Contribution Processor (Current Employee) says

"This is a okay organization to work for. There is room for growth in some areas in the company. The benefit package is very good."

Sr Financial Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Rotary Int'l is a non for profit that has a very good mission people around the world are working on. It is a good company that offers good benefits."

Regional Grant Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"There is no room for advancement at this organization. It is a real shame because it overall is a good place to work. There are managers that sabotage you from advancing because they are too lazy to take on more work. I unfortunately know this from having it done to me. They need to take a serious look at who are in manager roles. They are all for themselves and not for helping better employees."

Manager of Financial Business Support (Current Employee) says

"The work/life balance is great. Days are pretty predictable from an hours standpoint. Finance work is challenging but rewarding. Opportunities to advance once you are a manager are pretty limited unless you plan on staying there for a long time. Cons: compensation, career advancement"

Support Center Representative (Former Employee) says

"Benefits are great and there are some great people working there; I had some of the best co-workers. It's difficult to advance within the company but it is a great organization with a great cause."

Contact Center Team Lead (Supervisor) says

"this organization has good intentions in regards to staff and clients however the execution of these intentions could be better"

Data entry (Former Employee) says

"Data entry."

Senior Exchange Administrator (Former Employee) says

"Very small IT Department and not very well funded. Equipment and training were out of date Cons: out of date"

Communications (Former Employee) says

"There are aspects of the job that I really enjoy. The people seem very passionate about the causes and it truly is a very global office--which is exciting. Benefits are great and pay is solid for a nonprofit. There are language courses, learning weeks, and professional development opportunities. But, there's a lot of interdepartmental fighting and defensiveness when it comes to roles. This makes it challenging to get things done. It's definitely not a "we're all a team" sort of environment. There is also a lot of "corporate" feeling, lingo, and ideas, which is not like any of the nonprofits I worked for before. I felt like I was being told by HR to take my vacation day, but then being judged by my manager and co-workers for not answering emails. There are quarterly evaluations and weekly check-ins, but with my manager, it felt I was wasting their overly scheduled meeting time. Rotary is a very complicated company internally with jobs that other team members don't understand. There is a severe lack of communication (trickle down from the top to bottom), many people complaining about each other or unhappiness within their jobs, and managers who want to hand off their bloated workload rather than help. There are many workers who come from an agency or corporate background, and it shows greatly. They think it's fine; however, if you are used to nonprofits fields this may be a difficult environment for you. It seems like they're trying to hire new, different people. But, I imagine it will take a few more years to not feel like a productive, "be more proactive" environment."

Rotary staff support Rotary's members and programs (Former Employee) says

"The mission of Rotary is awesome. However, the structure of the work environment is silo-ed and vertical. You can only talk to the person above you who then relays the message. And if you don't have a team who supports your ideas and your growth and advocate for you within this very stiff structure, it can be very discouraging."

Donor Operations Assistant (Former Employee) says

"My typical day consisted of reviewing cancelled checks from bank and entering large volumns of information, applying to the specified program. Cons: none that i can think of at this time."