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Ashoka Overview

www.ashoka.org
Arlington, VA
51 to 200 employees
1981
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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    "The startup that grew up"

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

    I worked at Ashoka full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Ashoka Interviews

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    Knowledge and Learning Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ashoka (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Never had the opportunity since they cancelled the interview the day of.   Answer Question
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