Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    if you care about your well-being, avoid!

    Mar 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Opportunity to work remotely, certain colleagues are very experienced and talented in their fields

    Cons

    It's actually traumatizing to work here. You would expect an organization that champions workers' rights to care more about workers' rights and welfare. Most staff work ridiculous hours that don't reflect the pay. Management is very top-down, and there's just a lot of tension even among decision makers. Leadership is very condescending, and you will most likely not get trained for your position. Expect to be on call for all hours, and to get yelled at for not meeting expectations and goals that shift on management's whim. You will get constant emails and phone calls even on weekends and your days off. Discouraging work environment with few opportunity for advancement because no one cares about you. The org itself has been challenging to win campaigns for a few years despite its huge operating budget and it has to do with the low morale and constant turnover. Most people do not stay here for long, and the org actually isn't very effective in organizing on a grassroots capacity. Another reviewer shared there isn't as much of an emphasis on fieldwork, and it shows. Leadership doesn't seem to care about their staff, and most people will try to deflect blame onto each other. Most structural issues stem from the leadership and their mismanagement of their staff, how unrealistically they view org capacity, and their overall horrible attitude toward their own teams. There has been constant restructuring in the org due to vacancies and internal frustrations about it not working. It's a very toxic work culture for again, what is supposed to be a worker center. There are other non-profits, worker centers, and unions that do comparable work for worker and gender justice that don't necessarily subject you to the type of emotional humiliation, duress and abuse that you might encounter here.

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    Apr 23, 2022 - Organizer 
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    Cons

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