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  1. Dedicated organization full of intelligent people trying to make a difference.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Chapter Programs Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Chapter Programs Fellow in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Net Impact as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing vibe within the company, everyone truly cares about what they are doing and works as a team
    2. Work/life balance is emphasized
    3. Plenty of support from my manager to complete projects
    4. Work expectations were clear and work levels reasonable
    5. Company is expected to grow soon
    6. Fantastic transparency between upper management and the rest of the organization
    7. Tons of professional development opportunities
    8. Many of the managers are very well connected within the community and help you build your network.

    Cons

    1. All fellowships are unpaid, living in San Francisco and working 20+ hours a week for free can be rough.
    2. It's a non-profit, so sometimes processes move slower than they would in a for-profit corporate setting. Patience is required.


  2. Fun Culture and Good People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Net Impact as an intern

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, casual dress, fun culture

    Cons

    Unorganized at times due to the nature of a non profit org, low salaries


  3. Incredible group of people working for a cause

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Net Impact full-time

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

    Pros

    The coworkers, flexible hours, healthy work-life balance

    Cons

    Typical concerns plaguing nonprofits, hiring is a little messy at times, promotions sometime seem random


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  5. Great People Doing Great Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outreach Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Outreach Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Net Impact full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture and people. Great wine down happy hours on Friday. Working with a nonprofit is awesome because it's a lot less stressful.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of cons. I really like the job and the people are great. One thing that I would change if I could is to bring a little more action into the office. It is a typical office job so it can get kind of quiet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  6. Wonderful Nonprofit, Great Learning Opportunities

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

    I worked at Net Impact full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Net Impact is a great organization, with lots of smart and hard-working people. Because it is a lean organization, there is lots of opportunity to learn new skills and stretch up.

    Cons

    As with all nonprofits, sometimes you wished you had endless budgets to meet your audacious plans. That can be frustrating, but that's what you get working at any nonprofit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great work!


  7. Good learning about the nonprofit work environment

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Net Impact

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supportive management, great co-workers (smart, fun and talented)

    Cons

    As usual to a non-profit, unstructured way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Better feedback mechanisms need to be setup.


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    Net Impact - Top Notch Nonprofit

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Net Impact

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Net Impact fosters a professional nonprofit work environment, with great people and members who are committed to the mission. Unlike other nonprofits I've worked for there is an emphasis on professional development of junior level employees and opportunities to gain new skills. The annual conference is a fantastic place to network with members and like-minded people. The movement toward "corporate social responsibility," and "sustainable business practices" are the way of the future and it's great to get up for work every day knowing you are making a positive contribution. Working with Net Impact's members, both student and professional, is invigorating and inspiring.

    Cons

    Net Impact has the nonprofit "industry standard" of lower salaries. They seem to be fairly competitive with other nonprofits in the area. In many nonprofits there are other "non-monetary" benefits to help compensate for the low pay - casual clothes at work, flex time, ability to work from home, etc. This is not generally the case at Net Impact. Although it is a nonprofit, it's run by MBA's, so there is a bit of a corporate environment. Fundraising and sponsorship can be difficult as not everyone wants to give their hard-earned cash to budding MBA students working to make social change.

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to the mid-level employees to make decisions on their own.



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