There are newer employer reviews for Fair Trade USA

 

Exciting and inspiring organization with a great mission.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Fair Trade USA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Really smart people; fair and reasonable pay for a non-profit; strong leadership; interesting and meaningful work - no dull jobs; change to travel to amazing places (if you have a role that permits that); nice office environment; office is managed expertly.

Cons

So many priorities; difficult to stay focused on a few critical priorities when CEO is always talking about the next exciting thing and tries to get everyone to change priorities to suit his desires; it can be difficult to move beyond middle management as there are few senior management positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep focusing on mission and impact. Stay on course and don't get distracted by the next "shiny thing."

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

3 Other Employee Reviews for Fair Trade USA (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    I had a great time at Fair Trade USA. It was a great first internship experience.

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

    I worked at Fair Trade USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of young people
    You feel like you're making a difference
    Lots of fair trade coffee!
    You are doing valuable work

    Cons

    Unpaid internship
    Not enough benefits for unpaid interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns who are doing invaluable work for the org!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission, Learned A Lot, Too Much Turnover

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

    I worked at Fair Trade USA full-time

    Pros

    The mission is inspiring, the people are smart, there are always good projects that need doing
    People build skills here

    Cons

    Little recognition, salaries are a problem, office politics are messy
    Many people can't move up so they move on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in high performers, cut the politics, value professional contributions
    Give people a real stake in decision making

There are newer employer reviews for Fair Trade USA

Worked for Fair Trade USA? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.