Ashoka

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Stimulating place with great people

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Ashoka

Pros

Great atmosphere with very smart people, and people who are passionate about what they do. They are engaged and willing to go beyond what is expected.

Cons

It's a non profit, so expect that kind of pay. I don't have too many cons, but people work hard to accomplish things well.

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Nothing specific, it was overall a great experience. I like that it was very transparent with most emails sent out to all staff.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very smart people - but a lot of wasted energy!

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Ashoka

    Pros

    Ashoka has a great mission, has some cutting edge ideas, and it is prestigious in the nonprofit world. There are a lot of young, committed idealists working there, which can be invigorating.

    Cons

    Over the years there has been a lot of staff turnover and an over-reliance on VISTA volunteers. The organization makes efforts to create group consensus and to use a democratic process, but it is, in fact, an autocracy. Communication between project areas and amongst management is not good, and there is a lack of strategic planning.

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    More transparency is needed, along with better strategic planning. Diversity of thinking should be encouraged.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Social Responsibility @Ashoka

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    Former Employee - Intern in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Intern in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

    I worked at Ashoka

    Pros

    Any work at ASHOKA can help to bring positive impacts toward the society. To support social entrepreneur fellow means supporting many people at lowest level of society through various means of innovative entrepreneurship.

    Cons

    You should not expect a high-paid salary since it's a charity organization. The work load is very extensive, and stressful.

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    The person needs to be highly self-motived and wants to devote life into social development.Skills of cross culture communication is necessary. He/she should also be eligible in doing extensive work in short time constrain.

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