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21 days ago

Software Developer - Jr. Front-End

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

NationBuilder is the world's first community organizing system bringing organizing not just to all types of political candidates and nonprofit… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Web Designer

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

• You love creating original vector based illustrations for websites and print. • You have a… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Lead Organizers - Nonprofits & Universities - LA, Oakland, DC

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

• You think clearly under pressure and are comfortable talking on the phone and emailing all day. • You are happiest when interacting with people… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Email Delivery Manager

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

Include: • Providing best practices and general email deliverability guidance to customers • Assisting customers with setup of SPF and… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Software Developer

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

Were currently hiring great software developers to join our team in Los Angeles. We will relocate folks, so if youve ever wanted to live in LA, this… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Freelance Designers

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

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30+ days ago

Data Engineer

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

On the data team, you will be helping to build the most comprehensive open database of voting data in the world. We believe that an open database of… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Software Developer - API and Services

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

Were currently hiring great software developers to join our API and services team in Los Angeles. We will relocate folks, so if youve ever wanted to… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Organizers - Politics & Advocacy - LA, Oakland, Vancouver

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

• You have significant experience building communities, and a solid understanding of both the mechanics and theory of organizing. • You understand… Glassdoor


10 days ago

Frontline Intern - LA

NationBuilder Los Angeles, CA

We are hiring interns to work with our Frontline Team to collaborate on both small and large scale company wide projects. The Frontline Team supports… Glassdoor


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    NationBuilder Changed My Life

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    Former Employee - Organizer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NationBuilder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect when I started at NationBuilder. I’d never worked at a startup — or even a business — and I’d never been to Los Angeles. When I got there, I was welcomed with open arms (literally hugged by a co-founder) and became a part of a tight-knit community within the company’s “Organizing” (i.e., sales/support) team.

    A few people have said that it’s a demanding job, and it is. Like at any startup company, you’ll be asked to work hard and get results. But the flip side of that is that the work can be really rewarding, the team is very supportive of one another, and you’ll learn a lot of skills (both specific to the product and other “soft skills”) that’ll serve you well later in life.

    One of the biggest “pros” is that — while it’s growing quickly — the company is still rather small and “flat.” You’ll have the chance to know everyone on the team, and your feedback can directly influence the direction of the product. The company provides excellent training, and because they’re so focused on results your success or failure is largely in your hands: do well, and you’ll be recognized; have an idea, and it’ll get heard.

    And when you ultimately leave the company (because who works at one business forever, these days?), your experiences there will have left you well positioned to transition into the political or nonprofit sectors. You’ll have a deep understanding of the challenges facing political and nonprofit organizations because you will have worked with dozens (if not hundreds) of them, and — in my experience — experience as a NationBuilder Organizer carries a lot of weight in that market.

    Cons

    NationBuilder is a startup, and working at a startup — any startup — can be a draining experience. Physically, you’ll work long hours in front of a computer screen, which — after a while — wears on you. The company tries to mitigate it (ex: there’s a “quiet room” where you’re welcome to take a nap, work on a couch, etc.), but it’s still a lot of time at a computer. But that’s how it goes at a tech startup. It’s what you sign up for.

    The Organizer job is also geared towards young, single people — which isn’t necessarily bad, but is something to be aware of. The starting salary was in the mid $50,000, which suits a single person with a roommate very well. Lots of employees live in Downtown Los Angeles, walk to work, and love it. But at that salary, a working mother or father will find it difficult to find an affordable, safe, large apartment close to the office and will therefore have a long commute. I traveled an hour each way to the office, which meant less time with my children than I’d have liked.

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    Working in a mostly “flat” organization (few layers of bureaucracy) can be fantastic, but it does have costs. One of those is that it removes one of the obvious ways to reward great employees — promotion — which runs the risk of losing great people as the company grows over time.

    If I had any advice, then, it would be to continue to invest in standout employees over time. I mentioned above that working at NationBuilder can be a great way to set yourself up for a great role in the political or nonprofit sectors, and the company ought to be thinking hard about how to ensure that it’s best folks stay at the company for the long haul — because I strongly believe that NationBuilder is a company that’ll be around for the long haul.

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