DoSomething.org

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DoSomething.org Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at DoSomething.org

    Pros

    Laid back office. High energy and people are pretty dedicated to the cause. Take in lots of interns. Encourage people.

    Cons

    Can get weird if you are not close with anyone in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great community!

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    Former Employee - Content Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Content Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at DoSomething.org as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    fun place to work; awesome people who are driven to fulfill the mission of the company; competitive pay for summer college interns; great community retention for anyone and everyone who has ever been associated with them

    Cons

    company is still growing and historically experienced lots of turnover due to the relatively young age range of the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DoSomething.org as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are really fun, peppy, and get things done. There is a relatively clear sense of direction, along with overall goals, and there are many opportunities for employees to have input to the direction of the company

    Cons

    It is a non-profit, so compensation is not that high (though neither is it too low). Things can also get hectic, and on some teams schedules do not seem to mean that much (internal deadlines pass, meetings have to get moved, and the like)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    I still have PTSD flashbacks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at DoSomething.org full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're give a ton of responsibility at Do Something. If you're competent (and masochistic) you can really own a program and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Once, a few of us took our the DSM-IV and read through personality disorder descriptions. It was like reading bios of the management.

    I've never worked somewhere that was more aggressive and abusive. It's all smiles and jokes and LET'S HAVE FUN CONSTANTLY, but beneath that sad, trite veneer is a sadistic streak that turns and burns employees. Everyone I knew who worked there cried at the office at some point. This is all driven by management.

    There were some good people in there, and like (I imagine) friends you meet in a war, you can meet up with them and joke about the good times over cheap beer, and quietly wonder if they too, years after leaving, wake-up in the middle of the night to dreams that the CEO is punching them in face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on real impact, not just brand building.

    Stop hiring young, gullible people who you pay dirt. Find top talent and work to keep them.

    Check the ego at the door.

    Develop a relationship with a foundation, not just corporations. You look like the desperate girl who wants to sit at the cool kid table.

    And throwaway that stupid Hello Kitty bike.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Internship Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at DoSomething.org as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good but not so good at times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DoSomething.org (more than 3 years)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

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

    I worked at DoSomething.org as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Very long days, especially if you have a long commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Campaigns Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Campaigns Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at DoSomething.org as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DoSomething.org

    Pros

    Really friendly people working there.

    Cons

    There are obvious favorites in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized on so many fronts. No thank you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at DoSomething.org full-time (less than an year)

    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

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