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kiva is an outstanding place to work!

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Kiva

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

- doing good for the world
- leading edge technology pioneer
- brilliant employees
- international scope to everything that you do
- talent is rewarded & recognized

Cons

- as a non profit, the salaries are a bit under market
- benefits are great if you're single, but not so much if you're married
- mission district location has its pluses & minuses

Advice to Management

be sure to focus on giving honest & direct feedback to employees. everyone wants to improve & grow, so you need to provide the details. develop a more comprehensive benefits package since many of us are starting to have families. otherwise, you guys are doing a terrific job!

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  1. Challenging, interesting at a progressive socent

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Intern - Kiva Fellow
    Former Intern - Kiva Fellow

    I worked at Kiva as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy given to fellows regarding how to execute the workplan and making suggestions
    Big fan of the strategic, data-driven approach they take towards the organisation and its products - in short, a non-profit operating in some ways like a for-profit company
    Working with many people who are passionate about international development and microfinance
    Very flat organisational structure and senior management are highly accessible

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con per se, but the level of enthusiasm espoused by some of the employees may make it a bit blind to the organisation's own weaknesses.


  2. Really cares about the mission

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a member of the partnerships team, you get a wide exposure to MFIs and social enterprises around the world. The people are incredibly smart and there is a good balance between work / life.

    Cons

    The salary was not great, to say the least. There was not a whole lot of career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a clear sense of how they can overachieve, and reward them more predictably in terms of career path.


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