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Updated October 24, 2017
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  • Unpaid internship but so so worth it (in 8 reviews)

  • Unpaid (non-profit) and can be time consuming at some points (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiva full-time

    Pros

    Great organization, great staff, people are very motivated.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get work done in the open office environment.


  2. "Good Intentions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiva full-time

    Pros

    Powerful mission with incredibly bright and committed employees

    Cons

    Lack of strategy and focus, poor internal communication and prioritization

    Advice to Management

    Limit the number of "Top Priorities" and get all departments to work toward the same goals

  3. "Wonderful place to work"

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

    I worked at Kiva full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, dedicated and talented staff, flexible work environment, and a good emphasis on professional development.

    Cons

    There could be a little more transparency from the management team regarding long-term strategy and direction.


  4. "Internship Program"

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning and networking, awesome people and cool workplace!

    Cons

    Too many things to do and little time to be involved with everything.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep bringing amazing people to be part of the organization and try to spread all the nice learning opportunities in more times to improve engagement. Maybe some events after work hours!


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Sof in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sof in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Kiva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great culture
    everyone has input on the product and process

    Cons

    can let the perfect be the enemy of the good


  6. "Great Experience!"

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

    I worked at Kiva part-time

    Pros

    Loved the organization culture, loved my coworkers, love my overall experience

    Cons

    as a non profit we all know how the salaries can be


  7. "Overall great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kiva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great mission, interesting work, great benefits and opportunities

    Cons

    As a nonprofit, Kiva salaries are much lower than comparable for profit companies

  8. "Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to gain industry experience, relaxed environment, and welcoming community.

    Cons

    Unpaid. Some managers are not great, but most are very supportive.


  9. "Best company ever!"

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly and the mission is amazing. Plus they allow dogs in the office...but really, very warm vibe

    Cons

    Nonprofit work is rewarding but can be overwhelming at times. It's easy to get bogged down in work and forget the mission you're striving for sometimes


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiva part-time

    Pros

    - Great cause and meaningful work
    - Amazing team with entrepreneurial work style
    - Flexible work schedule and energetic office culture
    - Great opportunities to build professional networks

    Cons

    - Limited capacity in supporting all programs and career development
    - Turnovers of interns and fellows
    - Product/program design need to be improved in some markets

    Advice to Management

    Let local staff have more flexibility in designing and refining development strategies targeting specific markets


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