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Good place to work but don't get starry-eyed about their 'socially beneficial' pitch. Its tough, tough work.

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Benetech

Pros

Most people working there have the best intentions (except for money-driven managers)
It is a good learning organization

Cons

Low Pay for the work
Too many projects handled by too few people. Business chases the money and gets contracting opportunities that then passes onto Engineering to fulfill. This creates a skewed work-life balance where you give up a lot of your life. Since their motives and projects are 'socially beneficial' there is a lot of pressure to deliver.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dont chase the money, or try to do it more responsibly. This is tough since the company needs cash, but you are compromising the work and values.

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  1.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benetech

    Pros

    Helpfule People
    Open Sourceod
    coding for social good
    best

    Cons

    nothing much, more responsiveness needed..
    no cons, no cons, no cons

  2.  

    High tech and Non-profit industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Administrative  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Administrative in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Benetech as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    *Friendly and supportive team
    *Flexible schedule
    *Working for a cause as the company is making a big impact in many countries
    *A diverse team
    *Opportunity for personal growth

    Cons

    *Parking is limited-not the company's fault but maybe this is something that could be worked on in the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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