4.5 of 5 2 reviews Palo Alto, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Jim Fruchterman

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Good place to work but don't get starry-eyed about their 'socially beneficial' pitch. Its tough, tough work.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Benetech

ProsMost people working there have the best intentions (except for money-driven managers)
It is a good learning organization

ConsLow Pay for the work
Too many projects handled by too few people. Business chases the money and gets contracting opportunities that then passes onto Engineering to fulfill. This creates a skewed work-life balance where you give up a lot of your life. Since their motives and projects are 'socially beneficial' there is a lot of pressure to deliver.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont chase the money, or try to do it more responsibly. This is tough since the company needs cash, but you are compromising the work and values.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Benetech

ProsHelpfule People
Open Sourceod
coding for social good

Consnothing much, more responsiveness needed..
no cons, no cons, no cons

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