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Human Rights Campaign Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked my way up from an intern to full-time employment while I was still a undergrad in DC. I met some great people who I still keep in touch with today.

    Cons

    Not a great place to grow and they pay very low. Finance Department is all over the place and the people who are running the department obviously do not know what they're doing. If you know someone in the company, you'll definitely get in even if you're not qualified. For a company that is supposed to support equality, many employees are not treated that way.

    Advice to Management

    Hire on managers and employees that are actually qualified for the job. Also, use the money that is donated to this non-profit towards its mission, not parties.


  2. "HRC does not value it's support staff, & sexist"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -My immediate supervisor was nice, and it's a pretty building.
    -Sometimes you get free food.
    -Sometimes you do get to see the positive things the org does and it can make it all seem worth it (for a second).

    Cons

    HRC lives up to it's image as an upper class "gay men's" organization. If you're not "in" with the gay men who run this organization, don't expect any upward mobility. Expect sexism and cliquiness among employees.

    There is extremely high support staff turnover here because people continually quit after they are burnt out from being overworked, not taken seriously, and lousy pay. There is little to no onboarding, and most departments are disorganized and strapped. Support staff in general have a negative attitude towards management, which didn't improve in my 2+ years there.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to retain employees instead of seeing every position as immediately replacable.


  3. "director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The support of other people trying to leave the organization was fantastic.

    Cons

    A very hostile work environment.


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    "Proceed with extreme caution"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Great for a one year entry-level position right out of college
    - Strong brand recognition
    - Comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of growth opportunites or investment
    - Low employee morale and high turnover
    - Very little diversity
    - Non-competitive salaries

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication, transparency, and fostering a culture of encouragement and professional development would do wonders for staff morale and reduce turnover. Also, requiring all supervisory staff and executive leadership to take management and diversity training.


  6. "Depends on the person"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to see the city you get to see it while collecting money.

    Cons

    Boring work standing for eight hours, depends on the person. Not for me for sure, getting paid minimum wage is too little.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more minimum wage not enough


  7. "Challenging environment"

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits and technology. Good co-workers. Access to meeting lots of people from across the country.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency or direction. Poor communication from management. Lots of turnover and burn-out. Little to no room for career growth. Big inequality with salaries.


  8. "Talk to Current and Former Staff before you accept here"

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    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good cause and good for your resume. People there are good contacts for you and will stay connected to you later on down the road.

    Cons

    They will haze you the first year and make life or any idea of work/life balance impossible. Proceed with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees and listen to authentic feedback


  9. "Canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You control your work day

    Cons

    Poor pay and strict regulations


  10. "Great for a foundational internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you're looking to see if you want to work in nonprofits or want to work in a specific field, start here. Also, if you are less experienced in a field, it is great work for you.

    Cons

    More experienced people need not apply. Put your skills to use elsewhere. The internship did not really challenge me so take that into account.


  11. "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good brand name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Senior management undervalues their staff and the skills they bring to the organization. Career advancement opportunities have been severely restricted due to funding and the organization is increasingly becoming irrelevant in the LGBT community.



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