Endeavor
4.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.endeavor.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

Endeavor Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2014
Endeavor – New York – “Global HQ”

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    Fantastic internship experience

    Analyst, Insight (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-Young and energetic coworkers. Both paid staff and fellow interns are extremely bright and diverse

    -Depending on team and project, work can be very interesting. Direct contact w/ c-level executives, vc firms, etc. Valuable work experience if you are seeking a career in entrepreneurship (ex. working at a start-up, some non-profit/NGO jobs, or even consulting)

    -Increasing prestige and "brand recognition"

    -New office is in a great location (Flatiron district); open concept and plenty of light

    -Generally, hours are 9-6. Half days on Fridays during summer

    -Overall mission of the organization is commendable. Great concept!

    Cons-Internships are generally unpaid and extremely unlikely to lead to job offer

    -Certain projects can be tedious; unclear as to what you gain from working on the project as an unpaid intern

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on "career opportunities" for interns. Since internship is unpaid and unlikely to lead to a job with Endeavor, career development opportunities are expected. Brown bag lunches with guest speakers and limited number of presentations on consulting and vc are nice, but networking opportunities, referrals, etc would be much more helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Energetic and collaborative office culture with a high-trust, results-focused internship structure

    Insight Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAs an intern, you're trusted with work that lies close to the core of the organization's mission and strategy. From the beginning, you'll find yourself in conversations (or actively pursuing conversations) with high-profile actors in the global entrepreneurship/economic development community, and you kind of carve your own niche of expertise through these conversations in a way that's personal and ultimately irreplaceable in the context of your project.

    A lot of thought goes into your work before you step in, as well; supervisors place a great deal of work into making sure your work has a broad and lasting impact beyond your stay, and just as much thought goes into making sure you sense the value of your contribution. They also invest in your future career through a regular series of brown bag lunches and guest speakers who share their perspectives and advice on consulting, venture capital, etc.

    The office atmosphere is great: the staff is multicultural, with the right balance of casual and often silly yet focused on achieving results.

    ConsExperience can vary greatly by project. I lucked out by being placed into one that was a (retrospectively) great fit and allowed the right balance of independence and guidance, but others felt that they were often left waiting for the next task to come around or were caught in a routine of more mundane errands.

    The office also feels more than a little segmented. You get close to your division over your 10 weeks, but it's hard for someone on Insight to really know ESG, International Expansion, and Organizational Development outside of the brown bag lunch context. And CEO Linda Rottenberg is wonderful, but she's busy and elusive as it gets.

    There's not much upward potential because of the size of the organization; as an intern, it's EXTREMELY unlikely that this will develop into a full-time position at the global branch. But with the organization expanding rapidly, this will probably improve - slightly at the New York office but moreso in the growing number of regional branches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dip your toe into entrepreneurship

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsEndeavor is THE name when it comes to High Impact Entrepreneurship. Although Endeavor is a non-profit it is very much run like a business. How many non-profits actually give bonuses?

    The organization has a strong mission, phenomenal network, and global reach. It's a great place to work for anyone who loves entrepreneurship and travel. Benefits are generous with full health, dental, and matching up to 5% of your salary for your 403(b) plan. Endeavor is full of passionate and intelligent people. We celebrate birthdays and generally enjoy one another's company.

    ConsI don't have many negatives about working for Endeavor. They really do try and make it a special place to work. Endeavor could benefit from a stronger emphasis on HR, in particular with focusing more on the personal/professional growth of each employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inspiring place to work with exceptionally talented, motivated, and intelligent coworkers.

    Entrepreneur Services (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsQuality of team - I have been remarkably impressed by the intelligence and work ethic of the Endeavor Global team. It's a pleasure to work with such competent and reliable people.
    Global Scope - working at Endeavor you are exposed to over a dozen different markets and entrepreneurs across all industries.
    Leadership Exposure - working with Endeavor Entrepreneurs, board members, and Endeavor's global network of mentors and industry experts is a treat. A phenomenal learning opportunity.

    ConsEndeavor Global is small so it can be limiting from a growth perspective. That said, it's growing fast and there's definitely more opportunity today (in 2012) than there was in 2010 for example.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership at Endeavor Global has made a great effort to improve communication and transparency within the organization and it's worked. One tip would be to better anticipate HR needs and plan strategically from a people and team perspective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Endeavor is the MBA of your life

    Entrepreneur Services (Former Employee)
    São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsThe employees are really good and engaged with the mission;
    Networking;
    Contact with different types of business

    ConsYou work almost 24hr a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enormously enriching, with fantastic networking opportunities, and a highly supportive yet small office

    Project Assistant (Former Employee)
    Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)

    Pros-Fantastic networking opportunities, with both up-and-coming nationally-renowned entrepreneurs as well as seasoned business professionals specialized in their respective fields
    -Pay, compared to other non-profits in Bogotá, is fairly competitive, personally speaking
    -Great place to grow intellectually and really familiarize oneself with the entrepreneurial sector of Colombia, a country that in itself is increasingly a more influential regional player
    -The small office means that fellow employees are highly supportive, friendly, and willing to lend a helping hand

    Cons-The small office also means that office tensions are amplified and highly visible, which can at times stifle job productivity
    -Endeavor as an organization is so small that it will not significantly affect the entrepreneurial sector in the country for a few years to come
    -The organization has struggled to grow in size

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep it up! The great work that the organization is doing will soon not go unnoticed
    -Try harder to grow through increased (and more talented) personnel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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