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Purpose Overview

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www.purpose.com
New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Blue State Digital, Fenton, M+R

Purpose Reviews

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Purpose CEO & Co-Founder Jeremy Heimans
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    I have been working at Purpose full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close-knit team of really smart and committed people who care for each other and about the work. Flexibility to innovate and try new things. Global team and projects which create opportunities for travel and exploration. Organization is working on many of the biggest issues right now: labor, health issues, climate, refugees, the "resistance" more generally.

    Cons

    Work is sometimes emotionally taxing. There have been significant (and mainly positive) changes in last 18 months to structure and processes which have made a big difference to day-to-day experience.

    Advice to Management

    increase regular communication; keep up current focus on increasing diversity

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Purpose Interviews

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    Senior CopyWriter Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purpose.

    Interview

    Phone interview with contract recruiter and then on-site interview with two senior members of the creative staff. The phone interview was traditional and conservative, with standard walk me through your resume questions. The second in person interview was with two of their head creative people. My interview was boring and they seemed to contribute little to the discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • They didn't have many questions at all and mostly I led the interview. I think they asked if I cared about activism and what it was. They seemed distracted and thanked me for my time about 11 times. I asked about the bad reviews and they said they were valid, meaning they got rid of a lot of people who were intelligent and did their job effectively. My interview was informal and it seemed pro forma, like they wanted to see people pro forma, but already decided otherwise. Currently they use contract copy and were considering hiring someone on staff. I never had the opportunity to actually write for the exercise which was supposedly coming next.   Answer Question
    • Was I interested in activism and what I done so far.   Answer Question
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