NextGen America - A catastrophe | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "A catastrophe"

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    Current Employee - Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NextGen America full-time

    Pros

    I was warned about working here and I didn't listen. On a positive note, I understand how these issue based campaigns operate and I have no desire in working another campaign ever again.

    Cons

    The whole organization is a disaster. I was told I was going to be working non-traditional hours, but I was never told I was going to be working 90+ hours a week with no days off. Instead of providing solutions, we've been told we are not working hard enough. They've even had the audacity to compare us to other states that have been successful in the past and use them as a success example, as if our states were exactly the same. After I was hired, I noticed the organization is not as diverse as they claim to be. HQ leadership is mostly white. Same thing with state leadership. The main directors of the youth program in SF lack experience and knowledge about the states they lead, and somehow they think they can occasionally join our meetings and educate us on how to organize the cities we perfectly know. It is not surprising since the directors went from managing one state to being responsible for half the states in the program, including states they were completely unfamiliar with. At the end of the day, it is all about numbers, they don't care much about working conditions as long as they have good stories and pictures to share on social media. There is so much going on behind the scenes but everyone is so afraid to say anything. We are all tired, overworked, and disappointed. We believe in the mission of the organization and we want to make sure we live up to those values, but if we don't have the support from our main leaders then nothing is going to change. Many of us joined NextGen because we genuinely care and are affected by several issues. Don't forget many folks belong to marginalized groups and the organization has no shame in taking advantage of that and guilt tripping employees to work even harder. Some people are leaving the organization, but many of us can't afford to do it because there aren't that many jobs where we live. In short, NextGen America needs to take a little break from fighting for progressive values, own their mistakes and implement those values in the workplace. Allow your employees to unionize. As of right now you're not the only "progressive" organization dealing with unionization. The campaign/grassroots world has normalized this fast-paced/abusive environment, but times are changing and we are no longer accepting these conditions. Since NextGen loves to take all the credit, it would be good press to announce the #youthvote is the first and largest youth program in the nation to unionize. Isn't the sound of that lovely?

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    NextGen America2019-07-10

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Operations Associate/Office Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NextGen America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff was hand selected and interviewed to ensure a cultural fit

    Cons

    The job ended to soon

    NextGen America2020-03-05
  2. "False Hopes"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NextGen America

    Pros

    Empty promises false hopes and completely ignores Americans in need

    Cons

    says he will and has helped when Tom Steyer Actually did NOT

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    NextGen America2020-03-05

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