Civis Analytics
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Civis Analytics Employee Review

Civis Analytics Team Member Review - They want to do the right thing and sometimes stumble into it

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September 2, 2018
Civis is poorly managed, but its heart is in the right place. There were many smart people there, but at the same time, Civis needs to get over itself. It's a data science shop. One of many. The Democratic underpinnings made working there a little more enjoyable, but 90% of the company does not work on political campaigns. They founded a 501-C4, the New Data Project, so that they could do the campaign work unaffiliated with the main company. If you're interested in Democratic politics, maybe look into working there.
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Pros
smart and nice people
Cons
pay, immaturity of management
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