Room to Read
4.5 of 5 12 reviews
www.roomtoread.org San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Room to Read Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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Erin Ganju

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Amazing place to learn, grow and be challenged

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Room to Read full-time

ProsMy colleagues are smart, driven, passionate, and fun! The work is meaningful and I am pushed professionally, but with appropriate support.

ConsThe org is in an in-between phase of growth, so is still building up its infrastructure (IT, policies and procedures, etc...).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice non-profit which does fantastic work in global literacy and girls' education.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Room to Read full-time

ProsPeople are fun, smart, motivated, well traveled and have lots of interests.

ConsYoung organization trying to do the right thing which is hard when you're working with limited funds.

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Challenging work, smart and committed people.

Development Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Room to Read full-time

ProsThe staff is top notch. People work and for the most part support one another really well.

ConsNot a lot of space internally to advance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work and contribute to a good mission

Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Room to Read as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment with smart and hardworking staff who shares the commitment to a common goal.

ConsDidn't experience any cons during the period I was there.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I've learned more in my 3 years at Room to Read than I have in my prior 10 years of experience combined

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Room to Read full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFun, passionate, driven, talented staff combined with a mission that speaks to my heart. Stretch opportunities galore. Never, ever bored. Beer cart Friday - enough said!

ConsGiven its age in the growth cycle of an org, Room to Read is in its "adolescence". We're no longer a start-up, but we're also not quite yet a mature organization. We're still learning to put in the infrastructure, systems and processes in place to catch up with our growth, which sometimes results in some growing pains. But, we're getting there!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very exceptional opportunity for professional growth

Fundraising (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Room to Read full-time

ProsYou will get to take on projects at Room to Read that you would never dream of at larger, more traditional non-profits.

ConsRoom to Read is for the passionate and ambitious so if you are not looking for continuous challenges to solve it can be stressful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Organization. Work is rewarding and challenging.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Room to Read part-time for less than a year

ProsFun culture, really smart and dedicated people. You will learn a lot, be challenged and work with incredible people.

ConsNot a lot of mentorship, professional development opportunities or growth opportunities. Very limited upward mobility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent group of dedicated, smart people

Program Officer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Room to Read

ProsFantastic colleagues, great travel opportunities, if you love this work there aren't many places like it in San Francisco. High standards for quality of work, work ethic.

ConsVery little mentorship (b/c there are very few truly senior people on staff), limited career growth. Can be very demanding depending on your team/position. You're expected to perform at 100% all the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good organization with room to grow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Room to Read

ProsRoom to Read only hires the most passionate, committed people, and everyone is all around fun to work with. The people are definitely the biggest asset.

ConsNot a lot of professional development opportunities or work life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to recognize the caliber of people you have hired in as many ways as possible, and keep them there by ensuring opportunities for feedback, professional development, growth, and a life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is amazing!!! Its a dream organization. I would want to retire form this organization.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Delhi (India)

I have been working at Room to Read full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest HR Practices. Very good work culture. Very approcable management. Work is very good and the impact is very satisfied.Lot of decentralization from procurements to HR SPOC.

ConsToo many changes, Regional office next door with too much interference.

Advice to Senior ManagementCD should stop talking about HSBC.If he does not understand the development sector than he should not talk at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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