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Room to Read Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2019

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7 Ratings
  1. "Amazing mission, vibrant new CEO and wonderful staff....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The mission at Room to Read is simple, yet powerful: world change starts with educated children. The new CEO is brilliant and motivated to grow the impact that we have worldwide. The staff here are great - it's a collaborative group of people who work hard, but still bring joy to the workplace every day.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit and budgets are constrained. With 1600 staff worldwide, it's sometimes difficult to communicate globally. Many staff are out in the field teaching at schools in rural areas, so getting information broadly disseminated can be a challenge.

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    Room to Read2018-03-12
  2. "Great heart, messy systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    amazing global team, energetic people

    Cons

    archaic systems and processes, lack of innovation

    Room to Read2019-02-06
  3. "A lot of heart"

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

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    Room to Read has amazing people who work there - at the global office in SF and all around the world. There's an appetite for risk-taking and people are supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Some departments are thinly staffed making workload crazy at various points of the year. The Management Team is rather weak at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon.

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    Room to Read2018-04-24
  4. "Dedicated Team, Smart Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work; people are dedicated and very hard working. Leadership is strong; new CEO is dynamic and highly strategic. Appreciate the supportive culture and focus on quantifying results. Lots of fun employee events, like books swaps and educational brown-bag lunches. Also like the constant connection between the work and the outcomes that are presented. This really keeps you motivated to do more!

    Cons

    Budgets are much leaner than those in the corporate sector. Open office configuration may be challenging for those who are used to a bit more privacy.

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    Room to Read2018-02-27
  5. "Great place to be challenged and grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room to Read offers a progressive and energetic culture with some of the most talented and passionate colleagues in their respective fields. This is a place to learn, evolve, and challenge the status quo all in the name of world change.

    Cons

    Your standards for organizational excellence will forever be raised!

    Room to Read2018-02-27
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, great co-workers, fulfilling mission

    Cons

    double standards between upper management and regular employees, growing pains in starting with take more government grants

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    Room to Read2017-11-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, great people, broken systems"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Room to Read is full of amazing colleagues and provides a steep learning curve to gain a wide variety of experience in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    There are limited resources and many staff members are overworked and underpaid.

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    Room to Read2016-01-13
  8. "Recommend as a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The quality and talent of the staff Room to Read attracts and retains is one of the greatest perks of working here. The people are passionate about Room to Read's mission, innovative, and results oriented. It is inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by such amazing colleagues.

    Cons

    As with most successful organizations, a lot is expected of staff and the bar for performance is high. But, that is why this organization has achieved such amazing results.

    Room to Read2015-12-16
  9. "Intern at Room to Read"

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    Intern in Whitefield, ME
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    I worked at Room to Read for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment and Well managed,

    Cons

    Didnt find any cons from the place

    Room to Read2015-10-31
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing cause and inspiring colleagues"

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     in Chicago, IL
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    I worked at Room to Read for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, collaborative colleagues Amazing cause and inspiring work Very hard working team

    Cons

    Depending on the area in the organization, some difficulty in advancement

    Room to Read2015-08-06
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