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KaBOOM! Overview

Washington, DC
51 to 200 employees
1995
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to ... Read more

KaBOOM! Reviews

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at KaBOOM! full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KaBOOM! is a notch above the rest when it comes to non-profits. The mission, the culture, the people, the benefits. This organization has created an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, so pay will always lag behind where it could be in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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KaBOOM! Photos

KaBOOM! photo of: The famous KaBOOM! tire swing
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KaBOOM! Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KaBOOM!.

    Interview

    Most ridiculous, drawn out interview process ever. The whole thing from start to finish took over four months! I went weeks without hearing anything after interviews, and sent numerous emails to check in regarding my application status. It took days for them to even respond to that. I felt very much like they didn't *need* the applications because they weren't pursuing or following up with any sort of fervor or excitement. I received phone calls at odd nighttime hours towards the beginning of the process, then nothing at all between interviews as things progressed. It's not normal to go 2-3 weeks without hearing a word. But I did have time to read the incredible amounts of material they requested! I was asked to prepare by reading numerous long articles (some were 20+ pages), publications, and benefits packages, but then wasn't even asked about them at any stage of the interview process. Talk about a waste of time.
    The in-person interview wasn't even really an interview. They were observing my behavior over the course of a few days and I don't think I really had a real conversation with my prospective manager until the end of it all. We certainly never discussed my skills, education, or desire for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The actual interview questions weren't bad or particularly difficult. First there is a phone screening, a 60-minute one on one interview, a 90-minute panel interview, then in-person, THEN with the CEO and/or VP of your prospective department. A lot of these steps seemed redundant because the same questions would be asked over and over and I was not presented with many opportunities to get to know them until the face-to-face portion (which, as a third stage part, seems a bit ludicrous). The 90-minute panel interview did prose a lot of roleplaying questions, which are purposely skewed so you don't know how to properly or correctly answer them (I was told that there was no correct answer at the end, and that it was "just a test" but it "could also totally happen to you").   Answer Question
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