CivicActions
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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great triple bottom line company

    Director (Current Employee)
    Berkeley, CA

    ProsI learn about myself every day.
    Daily and across the board commitment to excellence in communications and quality.
    I love the clients and have never worked on a project that I didn't have full faith in.
    Commitment to free and open source works has meant that all of my creative activities will be always be available for everyone.
    The flexibility to work from home has given me an opportunity to see my children grow up.
    Daily checkins on everyones individual 'balance' has been a great opportunity to see where I can improve my own experience in life, the work that I do, and learn about what is happening with other people that I work with.

    ConsThe work has not always been consistent.
    The compensation is average.
    Little growth in total size of the team over the last 3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to drive agility into the management process.
    Provide your services to companies outside of the non profit sector.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn and grow

    Project Manager/Director of Operations (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsThe people and the technology are the best reasons to work at CivicActions. They have a very unique approach with clients, talented people, and work with the awesome Drupal CMS. When I started I was brand new to Drupal (I had never even heard of it), and over the years grew to know more, contribute to the Drupal community in my own (non-coding) ways, and to grow my tech resume working with some amazing clients moving to open source software.

    ConsWhile work is stable for employees, and it can take some time to achieve that role, contractors can experience some ebb and flow of work over time. There is flex to work with outside clients as a contractor, so if you are looking for something that can work with other projects you want to work on, it can work really well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accountability, and retain the culture that started it all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Progressive clients doesn't mean progressive working conditions

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-workers were great, interesting projects. Remote working with flexible hours, hourly wage, Drupal is a great platform, infrastructure was decent.

    ConsPay less than equivalent companies due to 'progressive' clients (replace 'progressive' with 'small budgets and unrealistic expectations'), lots of invitations to attend unpaid meetings and do other non-remunerated work, tends towards underwork and overwork - rarely steady hours you can rely on, I didn't work on any while I was there but beware of fixed-rate projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRates of pay need to go up fast, or more people are going to leave. Knowing you are only there while the next job lasts makes it very easy to look elsewhere too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good if you care about the clients enough to overlook the organizational problems

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Most of them are really bright
    Clients are all interesting
    Sometimes, the results can be humbling
    Work from home

    ConsBad senior management and cronyism
    Inefficient company means lower than average pay
    low stability
    No proactive training or career dev

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut ties with unproductive people. Hold *everyone* accountable, but also build the capacities of people. Follow through on initiatives. Pay people a better rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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