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Project Everest Ventures

4.7
  • < 100 employees

About Project Everest Ventures

  • Charity, Social Work & Volunteering
  • Management Consulting
  • R&D and Manufacturing

At Project Everest Ventures we believe that tackling global challenges will not be achieved by doing what has always been done before. 

At Project Everest Ventures, our purpose is to solve the world’s social issues through the creation and implementation of affordable and sustainable solutions for communities who need it the most. Our projects are aligned to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim of enabling 1 billion people and creating a significant social impact globally; hands-on, in-country.

We are currently operating across Malawi, India, Fiji and Timor Leste, and our ventures cover a huge range of social challenges including environmental sustainability and renewables; healthcare and female sanitation; food security and agriculture; and microfinance and access to capital. Undertaking an international internship with Project Everest Ventures exposes you to the experience of building a social enterprise in a developing country from a grassroots level.

Project Everest Ventures is a relatively young organisation, however over just four years we have exponentially expanded to facilitate training, social impact internships, and leadership and management certification for students and graduates across four continents and a range of disciplines. Even with this huge breadth, we highly value the passionate, talented, committed, and close-knit community we have built both in Australia and beyond.

We’re big advocates for breaking the mould, putting existing skills to the test whilst learning new ones, building leaders and enabling growth, and experiencing the impact that can be achieved by a group of committed social entrepreneurs.

Graduate Review

4.7
Overall score based on 3 reviews
9.7
Culture
9.3
Training
9
Management
8.7
Work Hours
9.7
Culture
9.3
Training
9
Management
8.7
Work Hours
  • For me the best part about working at Project Everest is the people - both the team in the office I interact with day-to-day, and our wider pool of leaders and consultants, trekkers and alumni that I get to be a part of. Everyone has been through similar experiences and has lived and breathed the value that we are actually showcasing to our customers and partners, and so the pride and passion towards what we do make me really love coming to work every day. I also love the work and mission that we have at Project Everest - enabling a billion people around the world through processes aimed at achieving sustainable and scalable outcomes is so much more valuable than just throwing money at an issue. Having spent time with customers of our service and products overseas, I have seen first hand how important solutions like this are in alleviating the big social issues the world currently faces.
  • Everyone that works at Project Everest Ventures has an unwavering passion for what they do and it influences everything. This is not a 9-5 job for anyone, it is their life. Everyone is working for a purpose and for something greater than themselves in attempting to enable 1 billion people. Being surrounded by such passionate people enables you to strive for more and work harder. The office culture is extremely strong, where everyone looks out for one another where possible. You feel extremely welcome and despite pushing hard in all tasks, it never feels like work. Having a small core team, means everyone is more like family than colleagues. Working at an organisation where you want to do the hard yards is now something I will strive for in my career.
  • The ability to constantly push myself in areas that are foreign to me and have a network of support that really fosters that growth. The passion and strength of each coworker are incredible and inspiring as well. The work itself is rewarding and there are multiple occasions throughout a month of which I can see my tasks having an impact on the bigger picture of the companies strategy.
  • Whilst it's definitely not the "worst" thing, and not for me specifically, an aspect of working at Project Everest that definitely wouldn't work for everyone is that it's a lot harder to really "get" what we do unless you've experienced it yourself. Almost everyone in our team has started as a trekker on an internship with us, and/or undertaken our immersive leadership and business trainings, as well as having returned to lead at a range of levels overseas. Project Everest is great in recognising this though and ensures that new recruits get this exposure and immersion to our culture here, however it does make it hard to really understand what we do without any prior experience like this.
  • Once you are in, it's incredibly hard to find the same satisfaction anywhere else. Working with Project Everest Ventures is highly addictive and you will try to add value in whatever possible. Having a small team does mean that a lot of responsibility is burdened on each person, making an unwavering passion critical to success.
  • Being still in the early days of the company there are times in which a lot of pressure is put onto my department to deliver. This happens in each area and can cause a destructive mindset of pushing yourself to work as hard as possible without self-care. Although, this feeling takes place due to the sheer love that each employee has for the organisation rather than the stress the manager's place. Another negative has been that the main office is in Sydney and I have been working remotely since I began with them. This has led to problems with communication flow and feeling properly part of a 'team'.

Opportunities

  • Fiji, Malawi, India, Timor-Leste
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Business & Management
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Creative Arts
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Engineering & Mathematics
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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
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IT & Computer Science
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Medical & Health Sciences
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Property & Built Environment
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Sciences
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Teaching & Education

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