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Washington, DC
1 to 50 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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First Book Reviews

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Kyle Zimmer
10 Ratings
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    "Great cause, great people, but upper management lacks the drive and ability to recognize and therefore retain talent."

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    Former Employee - Entry Level in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at First Book full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Mission driven: The entire organization breathes the mott, 'Books to Kids.' First Book tends to hire overqualified, passionate indidivuals who are a joy to work with.
    - Fast paced work environment
    - Opportunities abound to innovate in your job and make processes more efficient.

    Cons

    - Lack/ very difficult and political process for job growth
    - Organizational disconnect with past and future. First Book has grown very quickly in the past 2 years, and there is a cultural disconnect in which a medium to large non-profit still attempts to be a small, tight-knit family.
    - Disorganized IT upgrades that stall organizational progress.

    Advice to Management

    Be nostalgic for the past, but embrace the talent in your middle ranks to get you to the future. Promote accountability for ideas, and refine your vision.

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First Book Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at First Book (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Standard interview process. Phone, HR, Team Member/Group Interview. You wont be to surprised. Research the company and do the relevant prep ahead of time. Questions are most geared around team fit and how your specific skill set would be an asset.

    Interview Questions

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