DoSomething.org
3.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.dosomething.org New York, NY 16 to 50 Employees

DoSomething.org Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.6 20 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Nancy Lublin

(9 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Strong Internship Program

    Intern (Current Employee)
    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 Senior ManagementGreat place to work. Creative thinkers and tech-people should be a priority when hiring.

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

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    Good but not so good at times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people, friendly work environment

    ConsVery long days, especially if you have a long commute

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

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally friendly people working there.

    ConsThere are obvious favorites in the company.

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

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

    Campaigns Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome 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!

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

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    Disorganized on so many fronts. No thank you.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMission 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding environment to learn, contribute & make an impact!

    Social Entrepreneurship Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou 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!

    ConsSo 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?!

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

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    Unprecedented place to learn and grow professionally.

    Technology (Former Employee)
    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 Senior ManagementKeep experimenting as you grow, align the team under a single focused goal.

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

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    Decent resume builder as a student

    High School Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots 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

    ConsNo pay or benefits
    Very repetitive and sometimes menial labor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning environment. Sadly is pretty bureaucratic.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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

    ConsSame, 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 Senior ManagementTransparency.

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