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Change.org Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Internet
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Change.org is the fastest growing social change platform in the world, empowering more than 200 million people to create change in their communities. Whether it's a mother fighting bullying in her daughter's school, customers pressing banks to ... Read more

Mission: On Change.org, more than 200 million people in 196 countries are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision makers to drive solutions to the big and small issues that impact their lives.

Company Updates

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    Sarah Durieux is the Executive Director of Change.org France. Change.org is the world's largest social change platform with more than 225 million users in 196 countries. Every day, people around the world use their tools to transform their communities.

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Change.org – Why Work With Us?


On Change.org, people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision makers to drive solutions.

WHO USES CHANGE.ORG

Petition starters and supporters

More than 200 million people in 196 countries are creating change in their communities.

Organizations

Leading organizations are advancing their causes and mobilizing new supporters.

Decision makers

Decision makers at the highest levels of government and business are engaging with their constituents and consumers.

Media

Journalists are sourcing powerful stories and covering campaigns hundreds of times a day.

232,055,995 people taking action

On Change.org, people connect across geographic and cultural borders to support causes they care about.

Signatures become victories

People on Change.org work with decision makers to find new solutions to the big and small issues that impact their lives.

26,436 victories in
196 countries

Support over 200 million users globally

Change.org is the fastest growing social change platform in the world, empowering more than 200 million people to create change in their communities.

We wake up every day knowing that our work is changing lives – helping kids to stop bullying in schools, communities to protect wilderness from mining, and citizens to hold corrupt officials to account. And we’re just getting started.

Work with the best in technology & social change

We are building something no company has created before – a world-class team of technologists and creatives alongside the most accomplished team of social change agents in the world.

This collaboration enables us to build the most effective tools to empower movements globally, and keeps us inspired as we work alongside remarkable people across diverse disciplines.

Meaningful work

You’ll be proud telling everyone from your mother to your partner that you get to spend every day transforming the lives of millions of people around the world.

Plenty of vacation

As a global company, we want you to travel the world – and we give you the time to do so. We offer unlimited vacation in: the United States, Canada, France, Germany (PBC), the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Australia, Turkey, and Poland.

Paid parental leave

All new parents are eligible for 18 weeks fully-paid leave as a global baseline. We value parents and understand the importance of family to a healthy workplace.

Join a community

From global team retreats to friendly team competitions, you will be joining a tight-knit community of people who love working together.

We take fun seriously.

The intensity of our work is sustained by a culture of celebration. We foster moments and traditions that create an inspiring, positive place to work.

We embrace openness.

The promise of empowerment is most fully realized when participation extends to people of all backgrounds and perspectives. We welcome and embrace this diversity, as well as all we have in common.

We serve with passion.

We work in service of a purpose larger than ourselves. We honor this opportunity through passion and deep commitment for our mission, our team and our users.

We offer solutions.

Every challenge can be overcome if each of us takes responsibility and acts with initiative. We always offer positive solutions and approach new opportunities with creative ideas.

We demand excellence.

To build an organization capable of achieving great things, we aspire to be extraordinary at everything we do. We relentlessly pursue excellence in both the big and small things we do every day.

We love and understand.

Loving and authentic relationships are the foundation for our work together. We care deeply for our teammates and our users, seeking to understand them and treating them with warmth and respect.

We think big.

We believe that together with our users, we have the opportunity to change the course of history. To realize this potential we are ambitious in everything we do and audaciously optimistic about what is possible.

Change.org Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Change.org full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's extremely refreshing to work somewhere with an engineering team that really cares about what they work on and the values of the company. Every Thursday on the Change.org all team call we hear from campaigners in countries around the world about the impact that Change.org petitions have had, and I always find it hard to imagine that there are any other tech companies out there where your work has such a broad impact.

    This focus on impact and social change has resulted in a team with a broad set of interests, which is great in itself, but also has many important secondary effects. Most people in the company have passions outside of work, and are supported by their coworkers and managers to pursue these interests, resulting in great work life balance. People work hard at Change.org not because their managers make them, but because they care about the mission and their team and want to see it succeed without compromising their personal time.

    Another secondary impact of this is that people value independent ideas and contributions that can help the company outside the scope of their day-to-day work. I've taken on lots of projects outside of my job description to improve the developer experience at the company, and not only have these projects been supported, they've led me to a role working more directly on the aspects of engineering that I really care about.

    Cons

    There are many fundamental challenges to having a tech company that works on social change, which might just come down to the tension between capitalism and justice. It's an uphill battle to use technology to create social change, and we've often had to readjust our strategy due to changes in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your employees' broad interests—it makes for a rich and delightful team that's great to work with.

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Change.org Photos

Change.org photo of: The Change.org team meeting up in our Madrid office
Change.org photo of: Our Founder and CEO, Ben Rattray, knows the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Change.org photo of: Our lovely breakfast club knows how to help the whole office start their day right
Change.org photo of: Twinning - our engineering team is in favor of pink hair and pink hats
Change.org photo of: The Change.org team in London on a fun outing
Change.org photo of: Future Changer!
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Change.org Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Change.org.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me out of a blue and talked to me for an hour just to setup a phone interview. So we set up a interview and the interviewer cancels on me, supposedly an emergency happened. So we reschedule. Then the interviewer never calls me. I email the recruiter to ask what happened and he claims that he called me and didn't get an answer. Of course my phone never received a call and I know my phone is working because I was just talking to someone else an hour ago. So we reschedule yet again. This time, the interviewer call me, asks me questions about the technologies I've worked with like Elasticsearch. Questions lke: "I'm not familiar with NoSQL, can you tell about it" and some how got on the topic of promises for node js and asked what's good about them. The call didn't even last 15 minutes and then he said that's all he needed and hung up.

    So, he didn't even ask me a technical question, or about my background, just used me to explain to him things he didn't know about and then hung up. In any case, I get an email later without even a subject saying they're not moving forward with my application.

    What a giant joke, they reach out to me and don't even bother to do a decent interview. They wasted so much of my time just preparing to take their call and waiting for a call that didn't happen. And then, when it did happen, the guy didn't even give a damn.

    Bottom line, don't bother with this company.

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Change.org Awards & Accolades

  • Top Place to Work in PR, PR News, 2013
  • Tech & Innovation Award, Business Times, 2014
  • Most Audacious Company(Social Impact), Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • People's Voice - Best Activism website, Webby Awards, 2014
  • Best Activism Website, The Webby Awards, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Fair Chance Pledge

Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

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