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Room to Read Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very exceptional opportunity for professional growth"

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    Current Employee - Fundraising in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Fundraising in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    You will get to take on projects at Room to Read that you would never dream of at larger, more traditional non-profits.

    Cons

    Room to Read is for the passionate and ambitious so if you are not looking for continuous challenges to solve it can be stressful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I've learned more in my 3 years at Room to Read than I have in my prior 10 years of experience combined"

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

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, passionate, driven, talented staff combined with a mission that speaks to my heart. Stretch opportunities galore. Never, ever bored. Beer cart Friday - enough said!

    Cons

    Given its age in the growth cycle of an org, Room to Read is in its "adolescence". We're no longer a start-up, but we're also not quite yet a mature organization. We're still learning to put in the infrastructure, systems and processes in place to catch up with our growth, which sometimes results in some growing pains. But, we're getting there!

  3. "Challenging work, smart and committed people."

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    Current Employee - Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    The staff is top notch. People work and for the most part support one another really well.

    Cons

    Not a lot of space internally to advance.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to learn, grow and be challenged"

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

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues are smart, driven, passionate, and fun! The work is meaningful and I am pushed professionally, but with appropriate support.

    Cons

    The org is in an in-between phase of growth, so is still building up its infrastructure (IT, policies and procedures, etc...).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing cause and inspiring colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Room to Read (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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It is amazing!!! Its a dream organization. I would want to retire form this organization."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best HR Practices. Very good work culture. Very approcable management. Work is very good and the impact is very satisfied.Lot of decentralization from procurements to HR SPOC.

    Cons

    Too many changes, Regional office next door with too much interference.

    Advice to Management

    CD should stop talking about HSBC.If he does not understand the development sector than he should not talk at all.


  7. "Literacy Director"

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    Current Employee - Literacy Director in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Literacy Director in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Room to Read full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with good benefits

    Cons

    Change is good but not too much

    Advice to Management

    There is growth opportunities

  8. "Very Good Organization to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)

    Pros

    Lovely team, Great team and excellent working environment ...

    Cons

    nothing... i haven't experienced

    Advice to Management

    Great team


  9. "Awareness for literacy,Gender Equity,Community Development"

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    Former Employee - Gender and Equity Specialist Cum Women Development Officer in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Former Employee - Gender and Equity Specialist Cum Women Development Officer in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (India)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Room to Read full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have done work for Gender Equity,skill development,Community development Programme so It's my pleasure

    Cons

    Gender Equity specially girls education is very important for women development and increase decision making power.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good crowd
    - Easy to approach seniors
    - Working for a good cause

    Cons

    - Not a very serious work environment


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