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    Great group of dedicated people

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CauseForce full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    Dedicated, smart people who are driven to help charities.
    Relaxed atmosphere and dog friendly.
    Innovative and fun.
    Open to ideas and change and those who are passionate.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, sounds like a great thing but once i turned 50 I just got tired of 6 years of travel. Loved the job, the people and the company. Not sure why all the complaints, but they are not one to hand hold people, you swim or leave the pool and quit your bellyaching.


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    Email Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CauseForce (Hollywood, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The original contact person and I hit it off and it went VERY well. The second interview - not so much. The lady was clearly not into me and acted like she had better things to do than interview me, she was just not a very nice person. She didn't smile once during our interaction.

    It seems they are more interested in fashion and superficial LA personalities that blend well with the 'clique' of their Hollywood office than if you have the skill set to actually do the job.

    I wore a very nice suit to the first interview (and looked sharp) - I was (almost) silently chastised for being too formal, so to the next interview I wore jeans and new casual shoes, in fact I spent $100 on clothes for the SECOND interview, trying to display attire more in line with their trendy, casual gen-Y slacker/hipster vibe. They are not very clear about what they want in that regard and sent me mixed signals. Are you casual? Business Casual? Formal? Be clear! What is more important - if someone is a hipster or if they can code well?

    I defiantly have the skill set for the job - but was ultimately passed over.

    However - I'm not at all upset over not being offered the gig after reading the barrage of horrible reviews by former and current employees. This seems to be a mixed bunch of folks. Some are very down to earth and friendly, some are arrogant, snobby and unwelcoming.

    The company seems to expect a lot from what I can tell, like staying until 9-10 at night during their days leading up to events. This was implied to me during the first interview.

    Apparently they have an office in Australia that does not open until 3 pm California time, so if you are working side by side with that office, many of your issues and needs cannot be addressed until the workday is nearly over.

    So why don't they just have a swing shift set up instead of expecting employees to literally stare at a monitor for 12 hours?

    I don't know about you folks reading this - but after 7-8 hours of intense coding and staring at a screen my eyes are fried. That's when mistakes start to occur.

    It's just not proactive thinking that 'we can just squeeze overtime out of our current staff' rather than hire enough people to do the job and schedule them according to the workflow of the various offices.

    They also allow dogs in their office which in theory is very cool - but it is not sanitary to have 10-15 dogs in a business office. It is actually cruel to the animals. It's not like they can run, play and poop in the office.

    A few dogs are not a problem - but again they just don't seem very proactive in their thinking. What if every employee wanted to bring a dog to work? Nothing would get done.

    Do they have a dog quota? What happens when one of the dogs bites an employee? I doubt their insurance would cover that. The few dogs I did see seemed well behaved and very cute - but again, its a place of business. You can't run it like a corporation AND a mom and pop shop - pick one.

    This company appears to be a great place from the outside - but as you dig deeper, you will find they are not at all what they are selling. Do the research for yourself.

    In my opinion everyone should STAY CLEAR of this place. They sell it as a very chill, casual environment. The reality is - they are a FOR PROFIT company, masking themselves as coordinators for 'non-profit' events like cancer research. The CEO has many extravagant homes and is very wealthy, their main focus is not helping people as much as they want you to believe they are this great outfit poised to bring funds to worthy causes.

    Ask yourself - if even half the reviews on Glassdoor are true - why would you want to risk your future and happiness for it?

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel the elements are of a successful email campaign?   1 Answer

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Website www.causeforce.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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CauseForce, LLC is a leading athletic event and production company that works directly with charitable organizations to help them raise money for their mission. Using an extensive worldwide network with a wealth of core competencies including: Strategic Marketing, Sponsorship Acquisition, Production Support, Publicity, Planning, Logistics, Training and Fundraising, CauseForce... More

Mission: To create positive social change by helping organizations reach their fundraising potential while providing an unmatched level of service to our clients, participants... More

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