Grassroots Campaigns Assistant Director Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in July 2015.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews and one via skype. They ask a lot of questions about leadership experience. Also they seemed particularity concerned about hat social issues really motivate an individual. The overall experience was not bad, even a little enjoyable at times. Go into the interview knowing that this is the kind of work that wont be paying for a BMW anytime in the future.

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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and within 4 days had a 20 minute phone interview. At the end of the call, the interviewer told me I was moving to the next round and we scheduled an in-person interview for later that week. The in-person interview was one-on-one and lasted about an hour. Very relaxed and casual environment. Was offered position via phone 3 days later and declined. They expect you to work 80 hours per week for $34,000 which amounts to less than minimum wage. I would've loved the job but the pay is completely unreasonable and I sincerely hope they take a second look at paying their employees...might result in better quality people for the job.

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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview

    Met them at a career fair at my campus. I gave them my information, not expecting much from it. The next day they texted me and informed me they would like to move forward and speak to me on the phone. They never told me it was an interview, I was thinking it was in informal conversation where they would tell me about the organization and ask about my interest and would then move on to a interview at a later date. So I was kind of blindsided, but luckily a friend who was also looking to join the organization received the call earlier and told me. It was not one of my best interviews, some of the questions they asked were a bit difficult, since I didn't have any direct experience organizing or strong leadership positions under my belt. Ultimately they offered me a lower position in the Berkeley office, which I was not all that interested in as I am from Los Angeles and had no plans to move out on my own right after graduation. I asked how long I would have to think about it and was informed I would be contacted via email in the following week. The email never came and I never heard from them again. After reading other people's experiences with the company I knew I didn't want the job, so it all worked out anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about a time where you taught someone a skill. What is your experience with community organizing.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I read a review about an individual who relocated and had a horrible experience. The review stated that he/she was given a hotel night after night but the situation was unstable. They wouldn't find out what hotel they were staying in until the end of the night. They offered me a position where I would have to relocate, so that didn't sit well with me. Also the pay for the amount of work you do is low. It seems like a lot, but when you factor in hours it's fairly low.

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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview

    I submitted an application on the company website and was contacted in less than a week by a recruiter. I had a short 20 minute phone interview first, followed by 1 hour in person interview. My interviewer was very upfront about the large time commitment the position entails, which is 80+ hours a week. After traveling all the way to NYC on a holiday weekend for the interview, I literally never heard from them again, despite attempts to follow up. This is incredibly disrespectful to prospective candidates. A simple, sorry we've decided to go in a different direction would have taken less than 5 minutes and not left such a negative impression on me. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in June 2014.

    Interview

    You'll do 3 interviews and talk to 3 people none of which will tell you, that you will be making $3/hr. No one will be paid over minimum wage. You do not get to use sick days or vacation days. They make lots of money doing this.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to do this?   1 Answer
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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns (Raleigh, NC) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I had a recent phone interview with this organization. The interviewer sounded as if he was reading off of a script. It felt very unnatural and uncomfortable however polite he was. He asked about my previous experiences working with campaigns, and about what areas of the campaign I would be most excited to work with.

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  8. Helpful (3)  

    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview

    Total of 3 calls and a handful of emails. First call was a fairly informal initial interview, that felt almost like a normal conversation. Second interview was more in depth and informative about the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is grassroots fundraising important to a campaign?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The salary is not worth relocating, and I've read some reviews of this company that make it questionable.

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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns (Pitts, PA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I did not continue with the offer because of the hours. They required you to commit to at least 50 hours of work for meager income. The job required you to canvass in the localities. As an assistant director, I was required to manage a number of canvassers as well.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were pretty basic. They wanted to why was I interested in working with them.   Answer Question
  10.  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview

    I went through a few interviews before I was offered this position. First, I had a phone interview. I then scheduled another, longer phone interview because I was not in a location near the office I was applying for. Afterwards, I had a chance to stop by the Washington, DC office and meet the office director. He was a really nice guy who was genuinely passionate about the work he was doing. I was called shortly after and offered the position. I was not ready to commit to the job at the time, so I declined.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was really that surprising or hard. I just shared my passion for progressive causes and everything went well.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The hardest part for me was getting over how many hours you're supposed to work for such a low pay. I couldn't justify that lifestyle.

  11.  

    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview

    Phone interview and then following a skype interview because i was out of the country and then coming back to America I was given a face to face interview. I loved the interview process because I was able to have intelligent conversation with intelligent people.

    Interview Questions

    • None really, I studied politics and loved talking about it.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Because the pay was too low for me to relocate

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