Citizen Engagement Lab

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Citizen Engagement Lab Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Enriching Environment and Expert Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizen Engagement Lab

    Pros

    CEL is an excellent environment for professionals who are leading experts in their field and those who feel motivated by highly-achieving, intelligent colleagues. It is an inspiring and truly fast-paced environment where employees feel challenged.

    Cons

    Expect to manage multiple, high priority projects simultaneously and independently. At times it can be challenging to establish clear role expectations.

  2.  

    Fulfilling and inspriing work but somewhat fickle and hierarchical organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizen Engagement Lab full-time

    Pros

    They treat you well and have great benefits but compensation is only okay. The work you do at CEL is supporting really amazing movements - the organizations you work with are inspiring and actually affecting change. Work with some really great people.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to be the only opinion that gets heard. High staff turnover rate and direction of company is constantly changing.

  3.  

    Great staff and potential, marred by lackluster leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Citizen Engagement Lab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest, hardest-working people in the social change sector. Not just the core CEL staff, but the client organizations are full of amazing folks working to make the world a better place. Individuals are motivated and know their stuff.

    Cons

    Hard to get management to decide on "big picture" decisions. Constant battle to prioritize work between short and long term. Understaffed for the number of clients. Reality doesn't always match rhetoric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take staff complaints seriously. Grow and nurture younger employees. There's a reason the staff experiences such high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Well intentioned, but big egos prevent real change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizen Engagement Lab full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working on multiple projects, trying to change the world

    Cons

    Frustration with shifting campaign priorities, doesn't feel like much gets done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    This is a very fulfilling position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citizen Engagement Lab full-time

    Pros

    No matter how stressful your day is, you understand what you're doing is for the greater good. Everyone is in it together, and wants to make sure you succeed, because when you do, the whole org does.
    When work life/ home life start to mix, it's hard to be upset because you are working toward a greater good.
    The work space is beautiful and huge and located very close to transit.

    Cons

    Some people are a little sectioned off from what's going on.
    The atmosphere is quiet and not super friendly all of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give feedback to employees, and not just one sided.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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