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Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Incredible Team and Fantastic Office"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Fellow in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Net Impact (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - young, inspiring team that is ambitious to create social change
    - amazing Conference organization and content

    Cons

    - the Net Impact mission lacks focus


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Net Impact full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mission is great, and so are the people you work with making change happen

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible - 90% turnover in 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth, stop sneakily firing people then lie to rest of employees that it was elective termination.


  3. "Great nonprofit with lots of learning and networking opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Small nonprofit in terms of staff (30-40) but big in terms of network members and recognition in the social impact/impact career space. You get to work with smart and passionate people and learn from a 20+ year operation and member network of more than 100k students and professionals. You participate in shaping and attending their annual conference which is an amazing experience.

    Cons

    During the few years I was there, there was significant employee turnover and as the organization grew, changes in direction, leadership and goals happened often which can be disruptive and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep a strong and consistent team for longer periods of time and don't make important changes in leadership/direction so often.


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  5. "Small Business Energy Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Net Impact part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, allowed me to focus on my summer courses at Cal. Communication with employers and supervisors was very convenient.

    Cons

    Processing of paychecks always took a while. More in-person meetings would have created a more supportive environment.


  6. "Development & Corporate Partnerships Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Development & Corporate Partnerships Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Development & Corporate Partnerships Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Net Impact (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - open & flexible work environment
    - passionate, hard-working people
    - appreciative of interns and gives them valuable work

    Cons

    - not a lot of mobility
    - high turnover rate


  7. "Things need to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Net Impact full-time

    Pros

    Great camaraderie between colleagues and a flexible, friendly work environment filled with passionate people.

    Cons

    Highest turnover of any organization I've seen - and the reason is clear - it's a very top-heavy organization for its size, while they fail to invest in their junior-level staff. There's also some unhealthy cultural norms that have been recently established.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to change, or it's unlikely that the turnover rate will change any time soon.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to maintain relevance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate people who really care about the mission. Emphasis on work/life balance. Really nice office right above BART. Great culture. Lots of bakers and cooks in the office who like to share their food. Salad co-ops.

    Cons

    Lots of turn-over. Lack of strategic focus. Tendency towards bureaucracy and analysis-paralysis. Executive team makes up 20% of staff.


  9. "Moving up"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Net Impact full-time

    Pros

    Developing innovation capabilities, keeping up with tech-standard benefits, space, culture. Making an impact.

    Cons

    There are the nonprofit financial restrictions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great skill-building opportunities; frustrating leadership decisions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Net Impact is a great place to cut your teeth in the nonprofit sector. With more strategic rigor than many small-medium nonprofits, entry-level staff has the opportunity to get practical experience in program development and management. Support staff are deeply committed and idealistic, giving their full effort to the cause.

    Cons

    Executive staff tend to switch strategic direction too frequently to effectively serve the mission. Very CEO-driven org, and even high-level staff sometimes feel a lack of input/voice. Staff frequently feels they don't have the resources to succeed at the projects their given. High churn rate.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great people!"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment. Coming into the office every day is a treat that I look forward to. Very motivated, supportive staff that provides numerous opportunities to learn and grow every day.

    Cons

    Non-profit work will lead to a lack of operational resources, comparatively low pay. The revenue stream of the organization is confounding and opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work with facilitating ongoing restructuring. Everyone at the top is a treat to work with. Having a great time.



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