Coro Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Small Office, Incredible Productivity & Coworkers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Assistant to the Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Special Assistant to the Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Executive Director is incredible at his job, highly intelligent and efficient. You will learn from him. 2. Unique mission 3. Tangible outcomes (you will see the fruit of your work in the fellow class) 4. You will leave the organization with skillsets that are relevant to all realms of work.

    Cons

    1. Not a relaxed environment, but there's a lot of work to be done. No room for slackerism 2. Must have the stamina for frequent, honest feedback from management

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome.


  2. Fellow

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

    I have been working at Coro full-time

    Pros

    Cross sectoral, leadership building Fellowship.

    Cons

    The way the organization is run is not sustainable. Understaffed.


  3. Pros

    Experiential-learning environment with hands-on, figure it out yourself kind of attitude

    Cons

    The rotations are sometimes not ideally matched with the Fellow, but it allows for large learning potentials and growth when this happens.


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  5. A great learning experience in a new city.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fellows Program
    Former Employee - Fellows Program
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Coro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Systems-based training through varied placements in six sectors: Government, Business, Nonprofit, Labor, Communications/Media, and Political Campaign. Seminars with other fellows provide a unique opportunity to discuss, reflect, and synthesize the experience.

    Cons

    Schedule is unpredictable and demanding; stipend small; some placements can be less fulfilling than you would hope.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to deepen the options for placements.


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    Coro Fellows Program

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Coro Fellow In Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Coro Fellow In Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Coro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    More than anything the Fellows Program gives you time to figure out what it is that you want to do. You;ll have 11 other people with different perspectives and backgrounds to push your understanding of the world. You'll venture into a learning zone often and will be challenged to make your own decisions.

    Cons

    The focus during the program is very int he moment. What happens after the fellowship ends is up to you. It can certainly be challenging to apply to any prestigious graduate program and get in, but it's been done many time over,

    Advice to Management

    Consider having staff that can support the transition to Coro (housing, re-location to a new city, ec) and exit (graduate school coaching, transition to working world) for Coro Fellows to make more sound deicisons on their futures.


  7. Coro Center for Civic Leadership: A Former Fellow's View

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coro Fellow In Public Affairs in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Coro Fellow In Public Affairs in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Coro Fellowship allows the young aspiring leader to explore different sectors through lectures and informational interviewing with leaders in each field, while taking on one-month consulting projects for different institutional clients in ech sector: Government, Business, Political Campaign, Labor, Non-Profit/Philanthropy. The network Coro provides its Fellows access to is wide and far-reaching.

    Cons

    There is less focus on helping Fellows secure post-graduate employment than there should be. Fellows must be driven and committed, for the hours can often be long and grueling, to complete projects under extremely tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    I encourage the Coro management to build in more concrete skill-building and career placement advice workshops. Also, I would include more opportunities for group work in smaller groups, rather than as the full class of twelve Fellows.



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