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Pros
  • "It's also a fun, young, work environment" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Inspiring leaders, fun work environment, work that means something" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "So much passion also means that a work/life balance can be difficult at times" (in 2 reviews)

  • "High turnover in enty-level positions due to limited growth paths within the organization" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "An incredible team with an inspiring mission"

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

    I worked at DoSomething.org full-time

    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of strategic, organizational vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DoSomething.org full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible wealth of knowledge among co-workers, highly collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no formal HR dept and no solid plan for how to improve management processes. The quality of experience and work-life balance varies highly between tech and non-tech roles. Folks in management positions often have very limited experience managing teams, and there is no plan for how to improve management issues. High turnover in enty-level positions due to limited growth paths within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in HR, invest in management training.

  3. "Great internship to build skills and experience"

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

    I worked at DoSomething.org (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Internship gave great avenues to develop skills and be hands on with small to large scale projects. Summer Fridays are a major plus. In general, work is left at the office.

    Cons

    The team dynamic can become somewhat cliquey at points.

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities for more upward mobility


  4. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at DoSomething.org full-time

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to grow and make a position your own! Awesome connections.

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on what team you're on. You've got to set boundaries and talk to your manager if you feel you have too much work.


  5. "Dosomething review"

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

    Pros

    Awesome office
    Great people
    fast pace work environment - challenging in a good way

    Cons

    too much fun - not taken seriously enough -
    you cant just talk to someone you have to make a meeting with them - even if its just a quick question

    Advice to Management

    hire more adults
    be more tough on current employees - really a lot of messing around - which is great for some


  6. "volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    helping young teens through troubled situations

    Cons

    I have no cons its a great experience


  7. "Love them!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I love how Do something is all about social change. They want to make a difference, and are finding fun and exciting ways to engage students.

    Cons

    i dont really have any, other than their internship program application is a bit length.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing office and work culture; impact driven; extreme belief in their audience and the power of social change. A great intern experience and introduction into what a successful nonprofit and start up environment looks like.

    Cons

    As they grow, ensuring that impact of campaigns will be crucial as is understanding the organization's mission. This organization is geared towards getting young people STARTED on social impact. Therefore, the scale of their asks might seem small to some activists, but they are essential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight. It is so important to have thoughtful forward thinking youth and for them to learn the impact that they are capable of.


  9. "Good first internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good pay for a nonprofit internship (+ unlimited metro cards helped a lot)
    -Most of the staff will try their best to make sure interns are busy and doing good work
    -Free coffee and random free treats pretty often
    -Potential to do something major if you put in hard work and have good ideas
    -Awesome office space
    -Potential to meet amazing people (interns and staff have so much potential)

    Cons

    -There was sometimes a pretty high level of unprofessionalism on part of the upper-level management (though the old CEO is gone so I'm not sure how things are now)
    -Favoritism is an obvious issue
    -High turnover made projects difficult to continue and follow up with

    Advice to Management

    I understand DoSomething is a liberal organization, but please exercise a little more professionalism (and respect for your employees. They're amazing people.). Sometimes it felt like I was at a frat house, not a nonprofit organization.


  10. "perosn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun working environment and great people

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of