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  1.  

    WI has a strong culture - WI staff are very committed and passionate about their work.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    They provide weekly trainings for interns to gain a baseline understanding of each department/service at WI. You can choose projects that you are most interested. Interns are under professional supervision. A great place for learning!

    Cons

    Language Competency: They only hire bilingual (English & Spanish) candidate since 40% of their clients speak spanish.

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    Recommends
  2.  

    Excellent company helping amazing Women in the bay Area

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    Nice people. It is been such a nice pleasure to work with an amazing team of people and Incredible customers that do everything to start her business and improve their professional development. It is been an excellent experience to learn and help community.

    Cons

    Limited resources and capabilities. The company is highly dependent on Donations. There is a highly rotation of staff. IT systems are limited and it makes difficult to work efficiently. The salaries are not outstanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define, a clear strategy and make sure that all the departments of the company are well aligned following the same direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The work was menial

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    The San Jose office is very beautiful. The employees are also very friendly and after one is settled, it becomes like a second home. While working for Women's, not only will your work be benefiting your company, but it will also expand your horizons and give you many connections in the business world.

    Cons

    The job gives you lots of busy work. During my time at Women's Initiative, even though I had a college degree I was forced to make flyers and make very basic level jobs. This was the kind of work that should have been given to an intern by I was forced to do it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make the work a little more challenging and give the busywork to the interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rich and learning experience to all sides of the non profit world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There was a tight and friendly connection with colleagues in the offices. We had really good benefits and always exposed to direct contact with the clients.

    Cons

    Due to the economy and challenges for making the annual budget the older management team made strategic decisions that prioritized quantity over quality, and thereby lost part of its potency in fighting for the clients and its employees, focusing too much on the money making for a non-profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Smart people, passionate and mission-minded organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - smart people, dedicated to the mission of empowering low-income women
    - great mission!!
    - big vision to expand and help more women

    Cons

    - could use some help with the administrative/business side of things to become even more effective in pursuing their mission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get books/administration in order before expanding to other locations. make sure what you're doing right now is excellent before replicating.

  7.  

    Pressure, pressure, pressure.

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    Current Employee - Development
    Current Employee - Development

    Pros

    The mission is one that grabs you and holds you.

    Cons

    WISE was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. The company is continuously pushing to expand operations to other major metro cities while their cash situation is so poor that we can't keep the copier running consistently. Sr. Mgmt has huge expectations for all of their employees, but the tools to reach the goals just aren't in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take accountability for your own actions instead of blaming staff and looking for someone to shift the burden to. Forego the retreats and team building crap until your financial house is in order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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