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Taproot Foundation Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Taproot Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Giving back to the community is a great feeling, and Taproot made the projects seamless.

    Cons

    My experience was very positive, no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Taproot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and smart people that really love the work that they are doing ,playful professionalism.

    Cons

    Better hiring for leadership position. Needs improvement of on-boarding for for new hires. There was too much reliance on people who had historical knowledge .

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people who are being hired to lead teams are ready for the work that will be required of them.


  3. "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager Intern

    I worked at Taproot Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to do something worthwhile with your knowledge. It was an amazing eye opening experience.

    Cons

    It is a lot to get done in a short amount of time and sometimes it would be nice to go off the standard outline


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  5. "Great place to meet people"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Taproot Foundation (More than a year)

    Pros

    You end up meeting some really interesting people who become your co-workers on a Taproot project

    Cons

    The client may be at a location that's not very convenient, although the project could be pretty interesting


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    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Inspiring mission and high visibility in the nonprofit/CSR sector
    -Access to a wide variety of incredible nonprofits who are always grateful for support
    -Ability to do lots of high level, strategic work and gain exposure to different practice areas and missions
    -Opportunity for individual growth, either within your team or by moving into another
    -Brilliant, passionate, fun coworkers

    Cons

    -Management and board are incompetent and fiscally irresponsible. CEO is neither inspiring nor an effective manager, so is essentially ineffective.
    -Decision making paralysis at almost every level makes it hard to move things forward and motivated people can't do their jobs
    -Refuses to invest in technology, yet will bring on staff that cannot be maintained
    -Not enough trainings, so things fall apart during transitions
    -Financially unstable due to poor planning, diminishing value proposition, increasingly competitive market, untenable financial model

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that the brand will carry the organization forward. Be more transparent, invest in new systems, don't take staff for granted. Find a CEO that actually knows how to manage and turn things around.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn, up and coming organization with positive attitude

    Cons

    no cons, liked my experience

    Advice to Management

    continue to do activities that bond each city together


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Taproot Foundation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great people
    2. Great idea
    3. Love the branding

    Cons

    1. The organization thrives on free work. This is very very wrong.


  9. "Great foundation"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taproot Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work helping non-profits, ability to choose projects that you like

    Cons

    Team members vary in commitment

    Advice to Management

    Have a more rigorous interview process to measure volunteer engagement and skill set


  10. "Development Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people in their teams, flat organizations structure, rigorous team dynamics, good fellowship program design, effective onboarding process

    Cons

    unpaid, structural changes do happen


  11. "HR Generalist"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Taproot Foundation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independence, variety, team approach, HR program platform

    Cons

    Receptiveness of non profits vs expectations



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