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Ashoka Reviews

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Ashoka CEO & Founder Bill Drayton
Bill Drayton
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    Fascinating people, ambitious organization, management issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Ashoka as an intern

    Pros

    Really love the people who work at Ashoka, the average person has a fascinating travel history, went to a great school, and is entrepreneurial and outgoing. The work they do is important, and the 3000 Fellows (social entrepreneurs) are working to address some of the most pressing problems around the world.

    Cons

    Due to the top-down nature of administration, employees sometimes seem hesitant to make firm decisions on their own. As a result it can be very inefficient, and various departments often are working on the same/similar projects without communication.

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    The management seems to be working to address the in-office problems, but I worry they are too focused on ambitious world-changing ideas to truly fix issues closer to home.

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Ashoka Interviews

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014

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    Interview Details

    - Very easy phone call interview about 30 mins telling them about my experiences. All behavioral. Since the internship role is very ambiguous, they want to hear about what projects you want to do and take one.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a hard project you had. What made it hard? How did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Unpaid in New York

    Declined Offer

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Website www.ashoka.org
Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent... More

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