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DNC Reviews

Updated February 9, 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)

  • Opportunity to make a difference (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Some of the different departments don't have as many opportunities to collaborate with others which can lead to a feeling that some are siloed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "Field Organizing for the DNC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it felt like productive, good work. Clear goals and objectives, freedom to make a certain number of independent choices. All work was self-motivated and none was busywork.

    Cons

    I worked 80 hours a week and had to spend around four hours a day making phone calls to people who did not want to speak to me. Our goals were repeated at least twice a day, and we were always being scrutinized for our failings. The metrics are hard to keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire ROs based on their managerial qualifications, not on just if they had been FOs int he past.


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  5. "typical oragnizer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can feel like making a difference.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours and not a lot of pay.


  6. "Resume Review"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous networks and accessibility to Democratic leaders.

    Cons

    Not long enough. I worked there too short a period

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build a alum tool for future campaigns.


  7. "Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of like minded people to work with

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to do the things you're interested in

    Advice to Management

    Make department heads work with their interns


  8. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and open environment where people enjoy their jobs and are looking to make a difference in community

    Cons

    Very competitive and often seems like management is making unrealistic or out of touch goals that must be met that don't achieve much

    Advice to Management

    Continue what they are doing because despite some flaws it is all going well and performing much better than the competition


  9. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good people, fun being part of a winning team.

    Cons

    Could be better organized in general.


  10. "Good community, not a lot of time for interns"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here are all very dedicated to the cause. They put in a lot of hours and want to see Democratic candidates win. The office is in a good location near the Capitol South Metro, although there aren't a lot of great restaurant options around.

    Cons

    As an intern I felt somewhat under-utilized and that my team did not always have enough projects for me. My specific team was a little cliquey and it was hard to fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns at least a transit stipend, if not more compensation. Arrange more regular meetings between interns and their supervisors.


  11. "Work for ideological, not financial reasons"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate employees and leadership help you realize that people are striving to make an impact.

    Cons

    Poor job security due to political cycle, poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees engaged and work to make sure that the administrative structure is solid. Be more transparent about job openings. Supplement pay with training opportunities for staff, as it will only improve your talent pool in the future.



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