- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Ashoka full-time (less than an year)Pros
The team dynamic is open and welcoming
Office culture is innovative and fulCons
Unpaid position, so compensation was lackingAdvice to ManagementAdvice
At least a small stipend would be beneficial.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Ashoka.Interview Details
I had 5 or 6 interviews and the process took about 2 months (which is lightening speed for Ashoka)
The process is lengthy, opaque and awfully subjective on the part of the interviewer. Ashoka hires for entrepreneurship, which is as fuzzy as it sounds.
The organization is brimming with very smart, capable, talented people who are deeply committed to the organization and it's mission. For the social entrepreneurship/change space working at Ashoka is kind of like working at McKinsey. That said there are probably a few organizations that won't want to work with you if you've been there, but not many (and that's not been substantiated just my opinion).
If you want to work here, make sure you are burning with desire to do so.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsNo room to negotiate really.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
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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...