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DoSomething.org Reviews

Updated April 12, 2014
Updated April 12, 2014
19 Reviews

3.5
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  1.  

    Strong Internship Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Great work environment and company culture
    - Many collaborative projects (across departments)
    - Good work/life balance (I didn't work here as a full-time staff member, but I gauged that from my interactions)

    Cons

    - Compensation (but I guess that's just the downside of working in a non-profit)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work. Creative thinkers and tech-people should be a priority when hiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good but not so good at times

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

    Pros

    Great startup environment. Good for a starter job. Nice place for grooming yourself about issues related to teens

    Cons

    Favoritism , no clear expectations, politics. Have to go with the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new folks a chance to progress to management as well or have clear paths to progress , do not apply different yard sticks for employees in the same role. Also honor employees who just let their work do the talking rather than the one's that just talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great people, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Very long days, especially if you have a long commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment

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

    Pros

    Really friendly people working there.

    Cons

    There are obvious favorites in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    DoSomething offered a great internship, during which I got to see a lot of different parts of a successful non-profit!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campaigns Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Campaigns Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great team, everyone is so excited to be there! You get to learn a lot and help manage projects.

    Cons

    So many personalities bouncing around at once. Unsure of how big of an impact can be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the interns just weren't 100% sure of what they were doing all the time - definitely be more clear on what is expected. You have so much knowledge in one room, utilize your interns more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disorganized on so many fronts. No thank you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Mission of inspiring young people to "do something" good is, well... good.

    Cons

    -Disorganized
    -Was thrown to the wolves
    -Annoying fake-happy vibe
    -Childish environment
    -Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a meaningful on-boarding process and provide the tools needed for the success of new hires (based on their individual positions)... and not just one day of lip service about the organization and show-and-tell games around the offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding environment to learn, contribute & make an impact!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Entrepreneurship Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Social Entrepreneurship Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    You won't find another non-profit with smarter staff or more passionate players than at Do Something. They make work fun and change in the world achievable. It's an inspiring culture that really values good people & work!

    Cons

    So much passion also means that a work/life balance can be difficult at times. Emails will come in at all hours of the day and night but it's not impossible to set boundaries. With so many big and exciting projects, you may not want to though. And at the very least you're not bored like at your previous job, right?!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprecedented place to learn and grow professionally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY

    Pros

    + The staff cares for each other and enjoys hanging out.
    + The young, fast-paced environment allows you to see a variety of experiences related to different cause campaigns.
    + Learning is encouraged and the team is incredibly smart
    + The opportunity to impact millions of young people through social issues is addicting. Ideas can come from anyone in the organization and then be shared to the largest audience in the US.
    + Volunteer sabbatical after 2 years is incredible.
    + Matching 401b helped me save $

    Cons

    - As the organization has grown there have been some growing pains with hiring the right people. As can be seen by other reviews here, people that are not a culture fit do not enjoy themselves.
    - With so many talented people it can be hard to be noticed by management for good execution as a team member.
    - Neutral pay, even with NGO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep experimenting as you grow, align the team under a single focused goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent resume builder as a student

    Former Employee - High School Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - High School Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Lots of experience in different departments
    Nice bosses
    Good experience for someone who wants to test out what it'd be like to have a 9-5 job in an office setting

    Cons

    No pay or benefits
    Very repetitive and sometimes menial labor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great learning environment. Sadly is pretty bureaucratic.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can gain lots of experience in a short time frame
    Respectful, smart and interesting colleagues
    Lots of paid time off
    Great office location
    Ability to move between departments
    Generally a positive and supportive environment with a great cause

    Cons

    Same, small group of people are highlighted and praised by management frequently and are able to travel, go to events and conferences
    Blatant favoritism
    High pressure to constantly have wins and showcase them to staff breeds a competitive environment
    Meetings are often unproductive because everyone wants so badly to take credit for an idea
    Employees are expected to conform to an over-the-top always on personality type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency.

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