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DoSomething.org Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  • You've gotta be interested in what you're doing, because it is a lot of work (in 2 reviews)

  • Really need to be a self starter to succeed in the internship program (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    helping young teens through troubled situations

    Cons

    I have no cons its a great experience


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "You can learn a lot at Do Something"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learned a lot at my time at Do Something. I had the opportunity to work with in credible people and work on projects with direct impact. Additionally, I was able to have exploratory interviews with various employees to help hone my interests and future endeavors. We w

    Cons

    As much as I loved the compensation, I am from out of state and most of my stipend went directly to rent so I barely broke even. I understand that it's a little different now, which says a lot about the org in listening to their interns.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to interns and their needs. Most are looking for an incredible opportunity to make impact. Give them the opportunity to shine.


  10. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, everyone is really helpful, interesting work

    Cons

    I would definitely recommend working here


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