Human Rights Campaign Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. Canvasser

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    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You control your work day

    Cons

    Poor pay and strict regulations


  2. Talk to Current and Former Staff before you accept here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good cause and good for your resume. People there are good contacts for you and will stay connected to you later on down the road.

    Cons

    They will haze you the first year and make life or any idea of work/life balance impossible. Proceed with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees and listen to authentic feedback


  3. HRC does not value it's support staff, & sexist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -My immediate supervisor was nice, and it's a pretty building.
    -Sometimes you get free food.
    -Sometimes you do get to see the positive things the org does and it can make it all seem worth it (for a second).

    Cons

    HRC lives up to it's image as an upper class "gay men's" organization. If you're not "in" with the gay men who run this organization, don't expect any upward mobility. Expect sexism and cliquiness among employees.

    There is extremely high support staff turnover here because people continually quit after they are burnt out from being overworked, not taken seriously, and lousy pay. There is little to no onboarding, and most departments are disorganized and strapped. Support staff in general have a negative attitude towards management, which didn't improve in my 2+ years there.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to retain employees instead of seeing every position as immediately replacable.


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  5. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great social benefits, lots of fun events, amazing co-workers, great spirit

    Cons

    salary, but that's typical of non-profits. also wish there was a bit more upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    if employees are doing the work of a higher position title, consider a slight raise or title change


  6. Poorly run

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I worked my way up from an intern to full-time employment while I was still a undergrad in DC. I met some great people who I still keep in touch with today.

    Cons

    Not a great place to grow and they pay very low. Finance Department is all over the place and the people who are running the department obviously do not know what they're doing. If you know someone in the company, you'll definitely get in even if you're not qualified. For a company that is supposed to support equality, many employees are not treated that way.

    Advice to Management

    Hire on managers and employees that are actually qualified for the job. Also, use the money that is donated to this non-profit towards its mission, not parties.


  7. Valuable intern experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign

    Pros

    HRC U, the internship program, created community between the interns and HRC staff. I had real responsibility and felt valued while also contributing and learning LOTS.

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship (this has since changed), which was difficult financially.


  8. loved most of it; hated some experiences

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    met some of my best friends working there

    Cons

    slim opportunities for advancement. Abysmal handling, regardless of circumstances, of staff who are parting with the organization. Do better at pursuing justice justly.


  9. GOOD WORK, GREAT ENVIRONMENT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid-back environment with a high energy staff. Very bright and open setting. HRC is highly strategic in the work that it does and plans out strategies excellently.

    Cons

    Sometimes Senior Management can treat other staff like they are below them. Sometimes "favorites" get away with doing very little while other staff is loaded down with work. Compensation could be higher for entry level staff


  10. Good place to learn, not to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on key issues in the LGBT community and be a part of measurable change in state and federal work. HRC is a leader with strong funding ties, making it a very stable place to work. At HRC, there's a good opportunity for learning a set of varied skills outside of the immediate demands of the work.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture and a reputation for steamrolling other organizations that can make the internal politics of the broader coalition difficult to navigate. In some departments, there is no opportunity to move up either because of existing structure or a tendency to hire management from an external pool of applicants rather than from within.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Employee friendly job and one where you feel you are contributing to society, in a good industry

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, atmostphere, great communication among employees and management, pretty good benefits early in career, somewhat immune to economic flucuations

    Cons

    Seasonal, somewhat limited room for advancement, there are a few bad employees, some of whom are gatekeepers, but there are workarounds

    Advice to Management

    Apply the rules to everyone, monitor hours a little more closely



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