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  1. Helpful (2)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice staff, variety of work, good benefits

    Cons

    disorganized, job descriptions hazy, too many changes

    Advice to Management

    we will see where things go in the next years


  2. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Creative Commons full-time

    Pros

    great mission in a small org

    Cons

    confused leadership leading to a roller coaster ride

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership issues, sudden firing of staff in 2015."

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

    I worked at Creative Commons full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful global mission and ideals. Lots of room to explore innovative approaches to global issues. A handful of affiliate groups around the world doing amazing regional work.

    Cons

    Leadership in constant flux, awkward funding strategy, high-stress work environment. Absentee board of directors and internal politics stalled progress from 2011-2014. New CEO (Merkeley) started mid-2014, then fired more than 1/3 of staff at the beginning of 2015 without warning or cause.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great work in theory, in practice dissolute strategy frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work with worldwide network of committed activists. Excellent compensation for nonprofit.

    Cons

    Unclear strategy, high turnover, especially in last 2 years since moving to Mt View (entry should be updated to reflect that org based there now, not SF).

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on board with a vision and make sure every action reflects pursuing that vision in a way that holds up to scrutiny.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "more chaotic than necessary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    High-impact mission inspires passionate work.

    Cons

    Unclear governance and management leads to more chaos than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Implement nonprofit management and governance best practices.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Focused & moving full steam ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Commons full-time

    Pros

    New strategy is clear and concise. Small team works well despite being a fully remote org. Pay and benefits are comparable with similar orgs.

    Cons

    Small team means wearing a lot of hats and sometimes doing things that are outside your job.