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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Work environment wasn't too serious (in 4 reviews)

  • They hosted a series of intern brown bags so that we could learn a lot about different departments within the HRC (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • In other words, work-life balance is nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

  • Compensation could be higher for entry level staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful Intern program with great brown bags and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Although it was a great internship, an unpaid experience at an organization that is striving to achieve equality seems antithetical to its mission.


  2. "Employee"

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

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    the mission, co-worker, benefits, and members

    Cons

    management, management, management, and management

    Advice to Management

    value your employees, a lot of long tenure employees do not feel appreciated.

  3. "Come ready to work hard and put in hours if you accept a job during an election!"

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Organizer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was at the organization during the 2012 cycle. I really liked everyone in my department. I also appreciated that our interns helped with real work - they helped me with things I actually needed to do on a regular basis. I do think the unpaid internship system needs to change, but HRC is not the only organization guilty of that, unfortunately.

    Depending on where you're trying to work after you leave, having HRC on your resume could be a negative or a positive.

    Cons

    This is not the place for you if you desire regular work hours. I sometimes saw people leave in the evening to go workout at the Y across the street and then *come back to work* (granted, I was there, too).

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to continue to call yourselves "America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality" based on membership rolls, be prepared to continue to weather the criticism that comes with that.


  4. "The Motto of HRC "Canvassers a Dime a Dozen""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can meet a lot of cool people

    Cons

    They will work you to the bone and dispose of you like you're nothing without a second thought.


  5. "Worthy cause, stressful job as a canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to educate people on the current plights of the LGBTQ+ community and you're pretty much working directly to gain donations for them. A lot of people who aren't in the community aren't really informed, so it's nice to talk to them and interact with people.
    The office is really fun, there are free pizza days and other office events, it's impossible to leave without new friends.

    Cons

    The quota-based job is really hard sometimes. There are definitely niches that most people have and there will be a couple of days that you don't make quota. You don't get to decide the location so after a few bad sites, you're in trouble.
    Disorganized, there wasn't a lot of communication between the higher ups and canvassers.
    Directors work 60 hours a week and are salaried (not a high one).
    On hot or humid days it was horrible and you will get people who will yell at you.


  6. "Team Lead - Canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    Awesome employees and amazing people. Workers are very dedicated and they truly care about the work they're performing. If you're great with people and selling it's very easy to get into a groove and continue to make quota.

    Cons

    It's commission based which creates a quick turn-around. It also feels very sketchy because you're asking for personal information from strangers. The hours are very long and you're standing the entire time flagging people down and pitching to them. It's basically worse than cold calling. You will get rejected and sometimes ridiculed for the work. The "management" usually consists of former canvassers who are very young and immature. The pay is pretty trash unless you're amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the process more structured and promote based off leadership qualities as opposed to how well one pitches.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work space. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    For a company that is about human rights, they don't pay their interns. Managers have very little faith in your ability to do real work.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the potential of a new intern/hire before making assumptions.

  8. "Nice culture but commission based jobs are almost always stressful"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team, getting to travel to different locations, personal satisfaction from working on political rights.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to meet quotas, no real benefits, salary was low, can be a very physically exhausting job if you're canvassing in NYC in summer!

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives for employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Many Senior Managers Lack Basic Skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are passionate about the HRC's goals

    Cons

    Many senior managers sorely lack basic skills in managing, supporting, and communicating with, their employees.
    Those managers who excel in self-promotion, internally and externally, are rewarded. There is little, if any, oversight of how they treat those who report to them.


  10. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in the organization that work there.

    Cons

    Leadership constantly acts as if they are hiding something.


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