1. Helpful (13)

    "Don't walk away, run!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CODE2040 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company has a decent brand name within the tech industry but unsure of how long that would last. They pay decent salaries for non-profit standards.

    Cons

    Terrible culture with lots of favoritism and politics If you have a strong relationship with the people in power you can get away with ANYTHING; even when the company is firing half of its staff and shutting down profitable departments and programs; you can stay on with a high salary even if your projects have been mildly successful or failures. The company says it supports Blacks and Latinxs yet provides golden parachutes to whites in position of power and little to nothing to Black and Latinx employees at all levels. Company assured employees things were going well until one day they laid off almost half of the company and blocked access to all accounts immediately.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Remote Fellows Selection Committee Volunteer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at CODE2040

    Pros

    An opportunity to hear students diverse backgrounds and learn something new from these interview process.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "As toxic as it gets"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CODE2040 full-time

    Pros

    The people who do the actual work aka everyone but leadership.

    Cons

    Straight up, people leave this place emotionally brutalized. The amount of trauma created here is disturbing and it's all done against a backdrop of healing circles and perfect social justice rhetoric. Leadership will have you believing you're changing the world. They'll make you feel like family, which is why there are a handful of employees who are very loyal to them. But the second you disagree with them or call out toxic behavior, you're out. If they need a scapegoat, they'll throw you under the bus. If they just decide they don't like you, they will push you out. Then they'll gaslight you and spin it to make it look like you left on your own. You'll see a lot of reviews from former employees that say the same thing. It's all true. Every two years they clean house and chalk it up to a strategic change or some other excuse. They have very neat ways of explaining away the negative reviews. I believed those stories for a while, but once you catch on to the toxic culture you see it everywhere, in every interaction and meeting. You're better off working at a place like Amazon or some other tech giant where at least they don't try and hide the fact that they abuse their workers and hoard power.

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