Mission: To support social entrepreneurs who are leading and collaborating with changemakers, in a team of teams model that addresses the fluidity of a rapidly evolving society. Ashoka believes that anyone can learn and apply the critical skills of empathy, team work, leadership and ...
I worked at Ashoka full-time (More than 3 years)
Incredible colleagues. Inspiring, smart, globally minded, ethical, fun, and well rounded. You look forward to seeing them each day.
A big, important vision for the world and energetic employees that believe in it.
Went from startup to 400-person, globally reaching organization without the appropriate infrastructure. Still suffers from archaic processes, inconsistent management, and lack of accountability, although there have been many improvements in the last 5+ years.
Advice to Management
Invest in Ashokans. Pay a little more, offer some non-monetary perks, and people may stay longer. Bite off smaller pieces of the vision, focus in for a time, and really excel at a few things instead of trying to tackle everything.
I applied online. I interviewed at Ashoka (Washington, DC).
I was asked to come in for an in-person interview and had a date and time scheduled. The morning of the interview, I got an email from the interviewer stating she was sick and would need to reschedule our appointment. I offered some alternative dates, and did not hear back for over a week, when she told me the "hiring process has moved forward quicker than anticipated" and they have "decided to move forward with another candidate who has accepted for the position." Completely unprofessional and rude.
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