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3.6
57%
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14 Ratings
Pros
  • "and it made it a work environment I genuinely enjoyed going to each day(in 13 reviews)

  • "great people, mission driven company, doing good(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The quality of experience and work-life balance varies highly between tech and non-tech roles(in 3 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is expected to be neglected by full-time staff, weird tension in meetings, high turnover rate(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good place overall

      Jan 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work-life balance, 10 out of 10 would recommend

      Cons

      No cons at the moment

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Management and culture is holding back its full potential

      Oct 4, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Individual contributors and mid management are what keeps the mission afloat.

      Cons

      Higher management, incoherent excuses, lack of integrity is what is sinking the ship. The culture is fragmented between the cool tech culture vs the legacy outdated big enterprise culture.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good nonprofit

      Nov 11, 2020 - DSS Strategist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work. Nice staff, work was ok.

      Cons

      Kind of odd culture. Very young feeling. Work is not as fulfilling as it would seem.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Title

      Sep 25, 2020 - Analyst in Arlington, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Welcoming employees through out company

      Cons

      I have nothing to say

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Troubled Leadership

      Nov 22, 2020 - Campaigns 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lower-mid level staff are great to work with

      Cons

      Leadership lacks cultural competency. Say that they are mission driven but are really drive by corporate sponsors.

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a great atmosphere

      Jan 20, 2020 - Mid Level 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great history of doing cool work which is really exciting for someone mid career looking to learn and be inspired.

      Cons

      Did not live up to the hype or expectations. Very clicky and lots of micromanagement and people seem to run very hot and cold. Creates a dynamic that is uncomfortable at times and makes it hard to get consistent work done. Not a place you can stay for very long if you want good balance and opportunities to lead.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      An incredible team with an inspiring mission

      Jul 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working at DoSomething.org gives you the opportunity to work with brilliant and passionate people on an awe-inspiring mission: to transform this generation of young people into the most socially responsible and socially active generation ever. Everyone on staff believes deeply in the mission and collaborates well together to get the important work done. It's also an incredibly fun place to work as the organization has fostered a culture and an environment where you actually want to hang out with your co-workers after work and are genuinely excited to see them on Monday morning. Management also has a philosophy of believing in people from day one, no matter your experience level, and so you are given ownership of real projects right away. This provides an incredible opportunity to learn by doing, develop new skills, and have real career growth. Working at DoSomething.org will change your life forever.

      Cons

      Obviously I'm a really big fan of the place, so I don't have many cons. Instead I'll say that IMO the type of person who thrives at DoSomething.org is someone who is: - a self-starter - not afraid to ask questions - curious to learn more about the company, the members, your craft - passionate about young people and social change

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Unprecedented place to learn and grow professionally.

      Nov 20, 2013 - Technology in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + The staff cares for each other and enjoys hanging out. + The young, fast-paced environment allows you to see a variety of experiences related to different cause campaigns. + Learning is encouraged and the team is incredibly smart + The opportunity to impact millions of young people through social issues is addicting. Ideas can come from anyone in the organization and then be shared to the largest audience in the US. + Volunteer sabbatical after 2 years is incredible. + Matching 401b helped me save $

      Cons

      - As the organization has grown there have been some growing pains with hiring the right people. As can be seen by other reviews here, people that are not a culture fit do not enjoy themselves. - With so many talented people it can be hard to be noticed by management for good execution as a team member. - Neutral pay, even with NGO

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great on the surface and in theory

      Mar 4, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -young, amazingly talented co workers who work their butts off to make things happen, even with crazy deadlines -leading the way with social media/web strategies in the non profit world -large learning curve (if you get a chance to take in what you're learning before you're off on the next project) -relaxed, informal and quirky environment--great for being yourself and for being creative

      Cons

      the staff operates on a "yes always" policy. No matter how irrational or unreasonable a project can be, it will be done. no structure--everything is always changing with very little, to no warning. titles of jobs, the roles within jobs, the way departments communicate. there's not one process projects are changed (usually at the last min) on the whim of the CEO no real strategy behind projects, campaigns or organizational direction. a lot or risk factors are being ignored (high attrition of staff, lack of real marketing partners, burning through subscribers in lists due to asking them to forward information to their friends on a constant basis) no honest feedback to management--the culture is to act like everything is fine when it's not. even if there are concerns, it falls on deaf ears no room for growth

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      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Beyond The Flashy Branding, Is A Mediocre Work Experience

      Mar 14, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will be surrounded by passionate people who are definitely not working hard because of the compensation – they are there because they feel something deeper. Upper management is great and extremely competent (which is not always reflected in some of the inefficient processes that are used) which definitely influences the rest of the team.

      Cons

      Compensation is subpar. Too many meetings. Work from home is an underutilized tool. There is no clear path to progressing in the organization. Your progression will largely depend on folks' attitude towards you and not your work output/ performance. The previous comments regarding favoritism are certainly confirmed and true. Upper management is great – middle management needs to drastically improve. Open office environment which is great for collaboration – terrible for focusing and getting work done without being constantly knocked out of your own focus. Often extremely cold in the office – like ridiculously cold. The experience overall is draining to the extent that you will feel your spirit slowly but surely deteriorating.

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      9 people found this review helpful
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    DoSomething.org has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 91 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at DoSomething.org to a friend and 17% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DoSomething.org employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DoSomething.org. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

    57% of DoSomething.org employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated DoSomething.org 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 3 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at DoSomething.org to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be management, diversity and inclusion, senior leadership.

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