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New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1966
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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The philosopher Socrates once said, "I am that gadfly which God has given the state." While the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) might have a quarrel with the "God" part, the group has at times proved a ... Read more

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    Pros

    Incredible colleagues, deeply motivated staff to pursue this work, meaningful caseload and strong support within program team, competitive pay and benefits for non-profit work

    Cons

    Lots of strains from large organization, including HR processes which dragged on for months. Exec Director is a great fundraiser but not a leader. Org undertook widespread layoffs that tanked morale office-wide and put many of our projects at a great disadvantage

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on taking care of your long-term employees who have institutional knowledge and loyalty they would like to share.

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American Civil Liberties Union Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Civil Liberties Union in March 2017.

    Interview

    I was asked typical questions like why did I apply, what experience do I have, how much time have I spent writing and researching where I am now. The interviewer was very nice, they told me I had some great answers.

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    • What are some cases you learned in constitutional law that interested you, whether you agreed with the outcome or not?   Answer Question
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