RAINN Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great staff. Important work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RAINN as an intern

    Pros

    Allows junior staff to take on projects that they may not otherwise get to do in a larger org.

    Cons

    The work culture expects a lot of their staff but that is how DC works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication open. Definitely an open door policy but time constraints sometimes made this hard.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    You're better off finding a job elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RAINN

    Pros

    Gain experience in the social work field or in victim advocacy. Other hotline staff are incredibly supportive and passionate. The hotline provides great services for survivors, but overall RAINN is a terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Huge divide between hotline staff and the rest of the office staff. The office staff ignores the hotline staff and pretends like they do not exist. Upper management is clueless about the goings on of the hotline and make large, sweeping changes to hotline staffing structure without consulting hotline staff, which results in ineffective and detrimental changes. Large amount of nepotism and favoritism between hotline manager, assistant manager, and some staff. Hotline staff is generally unappreciated by the management and other staff. Staffers skills and interests are not utilized.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Positive, but stressful.

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    Former Employee - Online Hotline Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Online Hotline Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at RAINN as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    RAINN does incredible work, and their employees offer a nurturing and fun environment considering the heaviness of the work they do.

    Cons

    While rewarding, the work at RAINN can be extremely stressful. While I was these it definitely took a toll on my personal well being.

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  5.  

    The Online Hotline

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    Current Employee - Staffer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staffer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at RAINN part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working on the online hotline because of my fellow staffers and the work being done. There are so many passionate and talented individuals working for this very important cause. Although it can be emotionally draining and a lot on top of my other job, especially because we are so short staffed, it is rewarding.

    Cons

    I really don't think the management at RAINN or office staff value the online hotline staff which is unfortunate because they are doing the brunt of RAINN's direct service work. The turnover on the hotline has become insane...long time staff are leaving left and right because they feel overworked, unappreciated, and undervalued. The pay is also minimal so it is the kind of thing you do part time on the side or in addition to many other jobs. I work with the most amazing people so it disappoints me to see so little investment in appreciating all the incredible work being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really recommend hiring a few full time staff with benefits and regular pay and supplement them with part time staff to reduce the stress of the turn over. You cannot pay rent here by working full time so it causes people to balance so many commitments and it negatively impacts the morale and the retention. I also think that investing a little more time and energy in making hotline staff feel appreciated and valued will help.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at RAINN

    Pros

    Good organization, committed to a great cause, good location, fun staff members, fun events to plan and organize with christina ricci

    Cons

    disorganized, whoever had the skills was responsible, no accountability, no recognition, management gives little direction, nonchalance about work environment or professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Interning at RAINN has pushed me to learn new things and take on more roles.

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    Current Employee - Intern At RAINN  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern At RAINN in Washington, DC

    I have been working at RAINN

    Pros

    RAINN is a very small organization so you are really going to be involved. Most "departments" have 3 or 4 full time staff, so you will not be doing random office tasks but really involved in the success of the organization.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of recognition for what you do. This is common at non-profits, but no one is patting you on the back after a job well done. In addition, it is unpaid and you end up doing a lot of work that a real staff member would typically be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the possibility of paying interns - even minimum wage. There should also be more communication between interns, supervisors and other departments.

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