I have been working at KaBOOM! full-time (Less than a year)
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.
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!
I applied online. I interviewed at KaBOOM!.
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.
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