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Seattle, WA
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal ... Read more

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Grist CEO Brady Piñero Walkinshaw
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    I have been working at Grist full-time


    - Everyone at Grist is a brilliant, hard-working individual passionate about their work. There are no slackers that I've encountered, and everyone generally likes their job.

    - We get to do some really awesome work. The Grist brand is know by a passionate (albeit small) group of people passionate about environmentalism, so we mean something special to those people.

    - Work/life balance is great. People generally work 9 to 5 with after-hours work very rarely for special projects. Vacation and sick time are about average.


    A lot of the previous negative reviews are true, but there should be some context. We just went through a round of layoffs (which is extremely unfortunate) but not something out of the ordinary for a media company. Grist is in a time of great transition, a new vision and mission, a new CEO, and a large fundraising push. While I agree with a lot of the critiques by employees whom were let go, I'm confident that we are headed in the right direction.

    To the diversity/equity problem at Grist, it's something a group of employees are very passionate about. Our new CEO is also passionate about this, so I'm hopeful we will see more action behind this.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't try to do everything at once! Our staff is too small at the moment to stretch us so thin.

    - Focus on what Grist is known for — journalism. These side projects are a distraction.

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    Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grist (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.


    About two weeks after submitting my application, I received an email to set up a phone interview. The interview was a few days after that. I spoke on the phone with 2 women for about 20 minutes. I didn't receive any contact from them after the call. I feel like if the interview could have been in person, I would have done much better. It was really difficult to gauge what type of answer they were looking for.

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