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One Economy Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Great people and projects, not so great management."

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    Former Employee - Developer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Developer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great people, projects and work/life balance

    Cons

    Scattered management and other typical non-profit issues


  2. "Program associate"

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    Former Employee - 90000 in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - 90000 in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great mission

    Cons

    Lots of change, too many lines of business

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on core mission


  3. "Great Company to work for...if it were still fully operational"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a diverse group of people that are mission driven

    Cons

    Upper management lead in a silo which resulted in the company failing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field...they hear first hand from the people we serve and the partners that trust us.


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  5. "Company makes a major difference on low-income community"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Truly making change. Improving the lives of people from low-income communities through technology. Passionate employees. Opportunity to innovate. Company has made a major impact on policy and in communities. Global organization.

    Cons

    Difficult fund raising environment. High pressure, high stress for non-profit work.

    Advice to Management

    Create analytical framework to determine which innovations should proceed and which ones should not.


  6. "The chance to lead projects, start to finish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    You will get incredible hands-on opportunities, be able to design and manage projects, and have the opportunity to travel to some incredible places. If you do a good job, you'll have a real shot at enabling communities to access the information they need to break out of poverty. You'll be able to drive long-term strategy for the organization if you have solid ideas and go after them (as well as the funding for them).

    Cons

    There are few policies in place, and you will lack the kind of support from a larger firm. You will do a lot of fundraising and proposal development.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting the young people as you do. Aim high for long-term growth and develop partnerships with larger organizations for bigger contracts.


  7. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Hands on and cutting edge

    Cons

    Management is a bit full of themselves.
    Mission is a bit confusing.
    For profit or non?

    Advice to Management

    Changing of the guards.


  8. "community leader"

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

    I worked at One Economy as a contractor

    Pros

    great company real mission to help people

    Cons

    not enough time to get meaningful programs started

    Advice to Management

    make the programs longer than a year


  9. "Company has shut down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at One Economy full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good mission, hard work

    Cons

    well, its no longer around

    Advice to Management

    good job while it lasted


  10. "Digital Connector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    amazing experience as a digital connector

    Cons

    overall great experience as a digital connector


  11. "The people are incredibly talented, bright, and motivated."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some really quality people here. The atmosphere is of kindness and respect. The mission is great, and the passion people put into it is amazing.

    Cons

    The management team is full of talented, bright, and driven people, but they are not consistently trained or interested in career development or morale of the team. Management appears to spend too much energy on feelings/territory within management (politics).

    Advice to Management

    It is not micro-managing to learn what your team is doing, who is doing it well, and who is not.

    Also - there is such passion and talent here. Narrow the focus, clarify the vision, and let the talent thrive.