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Updated Apr 23, 2022

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2.3
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  • "The organization is not ethical or moral, and there is no leadership or structure(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    ROC Chicago is fighting for Workers Rights!

    Aug 23, 2021 - Community Organizer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, helps restaurant workers attain better working conditions and wages!

    Cons

    It would be great to have cheaper insurance policy plans.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Inspiring but disorganized

    Apr 23, 2022 - Organizer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Clear, inspiring, shared mission, talent coworkers

    Cons

    Disorganized, high workload, high stress

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  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    terrible, disorganized

    Apr 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    benefits are decent, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    disorganized, everything is a mess. the leadership team is incompetent

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Typical Chaotic Justice Non-Profit Serious About Improvement

    Jan 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great benefits, competitive pay - Great mission and coworkers - Leadership serious about improving culture

    Cons

    -Inconsistent treatment of staff -Chaotic/non-existent processes (how do I do my job?) -high turnover and staff are asked to do "a lot with a little"

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    FYI

    Aug 25, 2021 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fulfilling work, great co-workers, get to help people, active in creating change.

    Cons

    Management out of touch, often not given the tools or resources to do the job being asked of you, dont feel valued as a worker, dont understand cultural shifts happening

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work for!

    Apr 19, 2021 - Digital Organizer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers and work environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this place.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Terrible Organization

    Mar 24, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Pros

    The organization gives you a lot of flexibility to do your job how you want

    Cons

    The organization is not ethical or moral, and there is no leadership or structure

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    lots of flexibility, disfuctional workplace

    Dec 27, 2019 - Finance Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, allowed to work from home and flexibility within each role

    Cons

    The organization is dysfunctional. It is poorly managed and they're financial practices are at best, shady, at worst, illegal

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    ROC is tokenizing, transphobic, anti-black, anti-poor, and ridiculous

    Jul 8, 2019 - Organizer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will get A LOT of experience, mostly because it's likely you'll be responsible for 2 or 3 jobs outside the very vast and very vague job description. Some staff are eligible for the union, but they're kind of union busting (they promoted someone to a management position so they wouldn't be eligible for the union, then fired them WEEKS later) This organization has an absurdly talented staff who, without their female president would flourish (purposely not mentioning her name in case people thinks that's aggressive).

    Cons

    The other reviews here are SO TRUE! This place has a ridiculously large operating budget that they continue to squander because their finance team is grossly under staffed and upholds racist ideologies about POC organizing. Be prepared to be constantly $1000 out of pocket and wait months for reimbursements. Be prepared to be talked down to, disrespected, and condescended by their golden girl president (who has NO restaurant experience). Be prepared to see tens of thousands of dollars flushed down the toilet and then told you won't be getting reimbursed for your phone bill or parking. Be prepared to maybe not even have an office, or go long periods of time without one. If you have an office, be prepared to up and move it all the time (depending on city). If you organize memberships from working class communities, prepare for an onslaught of respectability politics. Don't work here if you're trans or speak Spanish either. They will tokenize you in seconds. Be prepared for unrealistic expectations and then when you step up and meet them, prepare to have management cancel everything last second. Prepare for major staffing transitions monthly and a consistently low staff morale. Prepare to work for a woman president who openly supports known/documented sex offenders. Be prepared to beg months for basic organizing needs; be prepared to never see them. Be prepared to get paid the bare minimum for your position, never get a raise, and have (some) management act like that's fine.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    if you care about your well-being, avoid!

    Mar 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunity to work remotely, certain colleagues are very experienced and talented in their fields

    Cons

    It's actually traumatizing to work here. You would expect an organization that champions workers' rights to care more about workers' rights and welfare. Most staff work ridiculous hours that don't reflect the pay. Management is very top-down, and there's just a lot of tension even among decision makers. Leadership is very condescending, and you will most likely not get trained for your position. Expect to be on call for all hours, and to get yelled at for not meeting expectations and goals that shift on management's whim. You will get constant emails and phone calls even on weekends and your days off. Discouraging work environment with few opportunity for advancement because no one cares about you. The org itself has been challenging to win campaigns for a few years despite its huge operating budget and it has to do with the low morale and constant turnover. Most people do not stay here for long, and the org actually isn't very effective in organizing on a grassroots capacity. Another reviewer shared there isn't as much of an emphasis on fieldwork, and it shows. Leadership doesn't seem to care about their staff, and most people will try to deflect blame onto each other. Most structural issues stem from the leadership and their mismanagement of their staff, how unrealistically they view org capacity, and their overall horrible attitude toward their own teams. There has been constant restructuring in the org due to vacancies and internal frustrations about it not working. It's a very toxic work culture for again, what is supposed to be a worker center. There are other non-profits, worker centers, and unions that do comparable work for worker and gender justice that don't necessarily subject you to the type of emotional humiliation, duress and abuse that you might encounter here.

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