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DNC Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Despite what's been in the news lately, the DNC is actually a great place to work (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with like-minded people to promote the Dems agenda is a great and fulfilling reason to work here (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Most of the jobs end after the election cycle, extremely long hours during campaign season, (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Field Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNC full-time

    Pros

    Fighting for a cause you believe in. Good people, fun to work with. Good benefits though you need to be there 3 years for 401(k) to vest.

    Cons

    Overworked & underpaid, felt taken advantage of being on salary and working 7 days/week.


  2. "Finance Internship"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern
    Former Employee - Finance Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNC (More than a year)

    Pros

    - learned more in those three months than I ever could have imagined
    - neat opportunities to staff events

    Cons

    - stressful work environment
    - asked to do work after 6PM and on weekends, even though unpaid

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns!! Especially when you rely on them so much

  3. "Gender pay gap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DNC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with like-minded people to promote the Dems agenda is a great and fulfilling reason to work here.

    Cons

    The gender pay gap is a real thing and still exists even though they are trying to change.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  4. "Staff assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I helped to elect and reelect two US presidents I also created developed and Managed the DNC VISITOR programs for students and international visitors

    Cons

    No job security. No continuity in Senior Management very few opportunities for promotion.Rarely received raises or col.take

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know the staff. reward knowledge and experience.


  5. "Part time Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The diverse group of people made working at the DNC worthwhile and exciting

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences during my time here

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "DNC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DNC full-time

    Pros

    Working with like minded people

    Cons

    Belly of the political beast


  7. Helpful (3)

    "the best of times, the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Incredible, hard-working staff who voluntarily sign up to get whatever the opposite of glory is. a lot of these people are great, they will teach you a lot about humility, skill, and compassion. find them.
    - the flexibility to learn anything you want if you take the opportunity. you want to learn comms but you work in tech? go wild. you want to learn twitter but you work in voter expansion? someone will help you!
    - a one-color logo since 2012 @glassdoor cmon

    Cons

    - logo is wrong on glassdoor
    - state-sponsored russian hackers
    - it's no trump white house, but it's not free of that kind of posturing
    - a LOT of adult baby men whose feelings are your #1 responsibility
    - tons of staff turnover, so expect to spend like half of every year hiring
    - i am not 100% sure the hr department exists. or if it does exist, it does something other than hr
    - building leaks when it rains
    - the building is surrounded by gingko trees which produce foul-smelling hellfruit for most of the year
    - party leadership doesn't trust staff/maybe even actively hate staff? I'm not sure who leaders WANT to do the actual thankless and functional work of running the party but it is certainly not the dnc staff
    -so to sum up, you'll meet some of the most incredible people in politics you will meet in your life, democrats will hate you, republicans will hate you, you'll work 18 hours a day, 12 of which are spent flattering and dealing with the emotions of a select few men in leadership positions, put a bucket under the roof if it rains, and fight to get leadership to do the right thing which is the clear opposite of what they want to do.

    honestly i had a blast.

    Advice to Management

    not sure who management is in this context. party leadership: you don't even have to treat your people with gratitude. treat your people with basic respect and they will have that extra spring in their step as they come into work to take another round of abuse from the outside.

    managers who are men who need to feel 100% comfy, confident, admired and powerful in order to make a single decision: please relax

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place for Data/Software Nerds at the Start of Their Career"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DNC full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to implement whatever solution you want to implement, there are few rules on what you can't do. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies. Relaxed office environment. Knowing that what you do actually matters. Great, and I mean really great, health insurance.

    Cons

    Being a non-profit, there's not a lot of money going round, so get used to doing things on the cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where the Tech Department is and visit it once in a while. (If you need to know where it is, ask the Russians).


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at DNC full-time

    Pros

    Despite what's been in the news lately, the DNC is actually a great place to work. It's a high energy office, very relaxed environment, filled with people that truly do care about what they're working towards. It's very team driven and "all hands on deck"

    Cons

    Don't put it in an email

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more cross-departmental communication to ensure that people know what everyone is working on and encourage people to chip in on projects that would not ordinarily be in their wheelhouse.


  10. "Interesting experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNC full-time

    Pros

    Learned alot. Great networking and people. Very fun environment.

    Cons

    Close knit groups hard to meet new people initially. Some people have chips on their shoulders. Very little training and development.


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