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Washington, DC
1 to 50 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown

First Book Reviews

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Kyle Zimmer
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    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at First Book full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    mission-driven, passionate employees - everyone is committed to getting books to kids, and growing the organization's capacity to meet the needs of all children

    Cons

    confusion and dissonance over organization's strategic priorities - information is not communicated effectively from the top down
    organization silos and cross-departmental friction

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people and eagerly consider their feedback - First Book has so many smart, driven people who are invested in its mission.

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First Book Interviews

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    Concierge Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Book (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Friendly interview one-on-one with two team members, including person who would be presumable manager. Standard questions with weird HR encounters directly following the interview - promised follow up call three days later by three separate members of their team and was never called/emailed, even for a rejection. Very unprofessional - this interaction left me happy I didn't work for them.

    Interview Questions

    • What book would you recommend for x reading/grade level?   Answer Question
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