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Human Rights Campaign Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Bad time overall, they hire anyone immediately"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    For a good cause, some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad hours, cult-like mentality, no knowledge that a canvasser is a human


  2. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    HRC is a highly-effective non-profit organization that is results-oriented, uses the best from the for-profit and non-profit world strategies, highly-innovative/entrepreneurial and values-based.
    A great jumping off point for anyone who wants to establish themselves as a leader in public advocacy and development.

    Cons

    Due to organizational size and specialized experience required by most positions, upward mobility for high performers at higher levels is limited.
    The climate is extraordinarily fast-paced and unless you're someone who can thrive in that atmosphere, it can be a challenging place to work from a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The organization is incredibly focused on winning, which it should. At the same time however, it must also have a long-term strategy of investing in its people, which it is starting to make major investments.


  3. "development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People work hard and long hours at times...however, management realizes and appreciates just how hard staff works. Management is very aware and fair in this area.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be difficult to "stand out" in an organization of this size.


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  5. "Decent Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got amazing campaign internship for the 2016 election, attend congressional hearings, and other cool events.

    Cons

    Unpaid work, lots of classic "intern" tasks, not a lot of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns and have more meaningful duties for them.


  6. "No room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are truly amazing and beyond dedicated to HRC's mission. The connections you build while at HRC are truly worth it.

    Cons

    No room for advancement across much of the organization creates a poor culture among younger staff who have been there for 2+ years. A lack of turnover at higher levels impedes organizational development.

    Advice to Management

    Increase professional growth and training opportunities for staff at an assistant/ coordinator level. One must create incentive for young talent to stay or else they will leave, creating high turnover within the most moldable individuals.


  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. "Pretty good all things considered"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good mission, healthy work environment, great benefits, commitment to their core issues.

    Cons

    Nepotism and untrained managers make a bit of a 'cult of personality' culture. But it's kept it check by the overall vibe of the org.

    Advice to Management

    Set your employees up for success and you'll be successful.


  9. "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


  10. "Great Place to Work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work environment is extremely welcoming. Transitioning into to job is very easy. Easy access to public transportation

    Cons

    No complaints really. If anything during my internship, there was sometimes a little too much down where there was a gap in substantive work.

    Advice to Management

    They should make it easier for interns to connect with upper level manage to explore possibilities for future employment.


  11. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Human Rights Camapign is full of friendly people in a nice and open environment

    Cons

    Not really any downsides that I can think of!



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