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ClassWish Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Robert Tolmach
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Pros
  • You will learn a lot about technologies (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, but you are not paid so it better be flexible (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No one in the run down, poorly like office knows what they're doing (in 5 reviews)

  • Office space is a little cramped since but it is good in terms of a non profit (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "IT intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ClassWish part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about technologies
    Lot of other sister non profits you can be part of and contribute
    Good place to work to gain initial experience for fist time

    Cons

    Office space is a little cramped since but it is good in terms of a non profit

    Advice to Management

    Try keeping a fast paced enviroment in the office


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you're trying to gain some experience tho"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can do what you want and work with other interns to do different work, gaining different kinds of exp

    Cons

    It is an unpaid volunteer work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Dont waste your time there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, but you are not paid so it better be flexible

    Cons

    I give one star only because I cannot give zero stars. Do yourself a favor and do not "intern" there because you will learn absolutely nothing useful -- you only mean free labor to the "co"-founder and CEO, who is the only one in charge and can be very bossy and rude and impatient sometimes. Be extra careful with those reviews that advertise all on the pros and are very vague about the cons or try to pin the blame on "non-profit" because I have reason to believe they are carefully written by the CEO or his marketing interns. Good job Robert!
    The employee turnover rate is extremely high. You practically see new people every single day and the people you talk to today will very likely disappear next day without any notice to anyone. In fact, many of the interns have nothing to do so they are doing their own stuff. Ironically, they do have a bathroom in the office, but the CEO makes it a private bathroom so he is the only one that can use it, which is so indicative of his true color -- the man who talks about helping others wouldn't even share "his" (I use the quotation marks because technically it is not his) bathroom with those who work for him for free. To use the bathroom you will have to go all the way down to the basement and share the facility with a bunch of loitering homeless people waiting for someone to open the door. By the way, the keys may or may not work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't use "non-profit" as an excuse for paying nobody but yourself and don't be over-obsessed with whatever you are doing. Be nice and respectful to all your interns, who personally pay for commute and meals and get nothing from working for you, not only to those bringing you donors and money.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Classwish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ClassWish (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to learn good competent skills in the areas of business

    Cons

    Very low overall organization's strength


  5. Helpful (2)

    "EW"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -you can goof around
    -no one gets anything done
    -you fill your hours
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    Cons

    -the boss is a sociopath
    -he tells you to do things with a smile but thinks women need 2x the explanation
    -he eats the entire day and tells you what to do with his mouth full of food (it dosen't sound as bad as it is)
    -he is very sexist and clearly belives men are better
    -im scared of him
    -don't do this


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Internship Opportunity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at ClassWish full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Diverse and friendly coworkers
    -Flexible schedule
    -Workplace that encourages initiative and creative thinking

    Cons

    -No major cons to be honest, so far I am loving my time here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "volunteer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the program is helpful for students

    Cons

    office is not good, but it's reasonable since it is a nonprofit organization

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can imagine you are helping others

    Cons

    Mess accounting book; poor management; a company without paid workers; No one will teach you anything


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ClassWish full-time

    Pros

    you can extend the network

    Cons

    the company only has one boss.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I left, but I'm back!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I used to intern here when the nonprofit first started and now I'm back to gain more experience in HR. Robert really works with me to see my interests ensures that this that everyone has something to gain from interning here. The flexibility works with my schedule since I am a full time employee and a part time student. I am able to work remotely and come to the office when I can before I head off to work. We are given a lot of responsibilities as interns and Robert always gives feedback on our work when necessary.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons so far!


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