Working at Common Impact | Glassdoor

Common Impact Overview

Brooklyn, NY
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. We connect corporate employees to nonprofit ... Read more

Mission: Catalyzing a new, connected economy by aligning business and social purpose.

Common Impact Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Provides Opportunity for Career Development and Social Impact"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Common Impact full-time (More than 3 years)


    Common Impact allows a mission-driven professional to have a significant cross-sector impact. Every decision made at the organization is informed first and foremost by the idea of service as a force for social justice. Programs are highly effective at building nonprofit capacity and providing corporate volunteers with an opportunity to develop their skills and engage with their communities. For an individual seeking to enact systemic community change, the organization offers a unique opportunity to work at the nexus of business and nonprofit.

    Due to Common Impact's small size and flat organizational structure, there are myriad opportunities to take on leadership roles that may not be accessible to younger professionals in other organizations. Employees are encouraged to craft their own career path based on their unique interests and aptitudes, providing a rare opportunity to gain exposure to different areas of the organization's client-facing and internal operations.

    The staff and leadership at Common Impact are driven and brilliant. Significant effort is made to foster a high-achieving, yet flexible and positive work culture.


    Common Impact is a fast-paced organization that requires staff to be proactive, efficient and innovative. Self-starters with a learning mindset will thrive. Those who struggle with time management and ambiguity may have a difficult time excelling at the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inspire excellence in Common Impact staff and clients!

See All 3 Reviews

Common Impact Photos

Common Impact photo of: Tech Impact Day-2017
Common Impact photo of: Common Impact - Staff Retreat
Common Impact photo of: Schwabb-Pro Bono Challenge
Common Impact photo of: New Rep-Project Kick-Off
Common Impact photo of: Tech Impact Day-2017
See All PhotosSee All

Common Impact Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Common Impact (New York, NY) in July 2017.


    I applied via Indeed in late-June 2017. I heard back from Common Impact in early-July, and was quickly scheduled for a first round interview, which took place over video conference with two consultants. Within a week, I was called back for an in-person interview. In advance of this interview, I was asked to complete a straightforward scenario assignment to test my organizational skills. My recruitment contact was communicative and mapped out exactly what to expect for the structure of the interview, which included a traditional interview with my prospective manager, introductions and social time with the full New York team, and a presentation of my scenario assignment. I heard back from Common Impact with an offer in August.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard functional, behavioral, and skill-specific real curve balls!   1 Answer
See All 1 Interviews

Common Impact Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Common Impact? Share Your Experiences

Common Impact
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate