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Public Allies Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Volunteer Recuiter"

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

    I have been working at Public Allies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great program managers that care, new experiences, gives you time to think about next steps, pretty easy.

    Cons

    The pay is crapy and they try to add too many things on the allies plate. We do not need to do a service project its just a distraction.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice


  2. "Anoymous"

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    Current Employee - Public Ally in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Public Ally in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learn project management skills
    Time management
    Leadership
    Self Awareness
    Social Skills

    Cons

    too much happening at once

    Advice to Management

    tell us things ahead of time

  3. "Public Ally"

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    Current Employee - Reading Interventionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reading Interventionist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Public Allies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome trainings to support furthering professional development; great resources for professional networking and support.

    Cons

    Working long hours; sometimes disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be more engaged and supportive of lower management.


  4. "Director of Public Policy and External Affairs"

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

    I worked at Public Allies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great supportive colleagues and very dedicated to supporting youth. One of the few organizations that lives and walks talk. Truly miss working for this organization. Working with the Allies is the best part of the job, the allies will take your breath away

    Cons

    Long hours and compensation in other positions might be lower than expected- Still worth it


  5. "Come in with zero expectations"

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    Former Employee - First Year Ally in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - First Year Ally in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Allies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, volunteer experience, making friends

    Cons

    Very low pay, trainings are not helpful, you will do many things that are a waste of time, very little support from staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the Allies


  6. "great place to get your feet wet"

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

    Pros

    lots of work experience before entering the workplace

    Cons

    can be difficult for those ,who are afraid of hard work

    Advice to Management

    none at this time


  7. "Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprenticeship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Allies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience working with non-profits and network
    Participate in community projects including beautification, construction, and bringing resources to under served populations

    Cons

    The monthly stipend may not be enough for individuals to live off of.
    Might not be able to hold a different job due to the amount of hours needed to perform this job.

  8. "Inconsistent at best"

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    Former Employee - First Year Ally in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - First Year Ally in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Allies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get a good understanding of the nonprofit sector in your city, plus great opportunities to network if you go after them.

    Cons

    Trainings were basic and didn't speak to people with more (any) professional experience. Easy to be bored. Overall experiences varied greatly based upon your placement organizations and supervisor. You know what you're doing with the pay - it ain't great.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to amp up trainings, hold everyone accountable to the same standards, and screen placements better.


  9. "Public Ally"

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

    I have been working at Public Allies full-time

    Pros

    Very mission based driven. Possibility of full-time salary based employment at your partnered organization after your service.

    Cons

    The stipend is very minimal. Program managers have a lot on their plate resulting in delays in replies to emails and phone calls. Often times unorganized.


  10. "What you put in is what you get out!"

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    Current Employee - Ally in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Ally in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience in at the Maryland (Baltimore) site! We have very supportive and transparent program managers who really push us forward.

    Lots of room to "mess up" or find your footing right after graduation. The apprenticeship is what you make of it and lots of people use this as a stepping stone

    Cons

    Immature fellow Allies within your cohort

    Partner organizations may treat you like an intern instead of using you to truly build capacity

    Low funding for Team Service Projects

    Advice to Management

    For the Maryland site, you guys are doing great! I love that you all are growing and taking the feedback of each group and making changes right in front of us.


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