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Grassroots Campaigns Canvasser Interview Questions

Updated Jan 11, 2015
Updated Jan 11, 2015
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    Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    They were slightly too eager to hire...red flag. Also, they mislead about what the position really is, it is a door-to-door position with extremely vigorous hours and if you do not meet the quota then you are all but useless.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Long hours small pay not worth it

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy ; Was called and lady wanted me to come in to interview the next day. Overall the process was Very Easy ; Was Hired On The Spot.. But WILL get fired if you don't make them enough money on your first day.

    Interview Questions
    • There was None. All she asked was How would you try to get money from someone? and tell me about your last leadership position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    The initial review was on my college campus, where I was asked if I could handle stress and if I had communication skills. I passed the review, but I suspect everyone passes if they stay positive and say that they are great at talking to people. For the official interview, I did well when I talked about being in a fraternity, and had a lot of experience meeting new people. I suspect anyone that stays positive and says that they are social will get the job, though.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you a good candidate for this job?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied from craigslist on a Tuesday night. They called me for a phone interview on Wednesday morning and I had an in person interview Friday. First it was a group meeting and they talked a lot about what the company does and the positions available. We had to fill out a one page front and back questionnaire. Next they called us in individually for interviews. It was very quick and easy. They offered me the job on the spot and I started the next day. Anyone can get this job but nobody should accept it. The interview process was very easy, too easy. It was so easy that it's not worth it.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were canvassing and some one was really interested in the cause but not willing to donate, what would you say to them?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I briefly talked with an assistant canvass director over the phone about my interest in the position and to set up my in-person interview. The in-person interview was divided between a group information session and an individual interview. The interview was fairly easy and straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you respond to someone who said they were not interested in making a donation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was invited to a 3-day trial period where I would have to make quota at least one day to be offered a full-time job. This process was successful and I accepted a position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Evidently Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. schedules job seekers in small groups throughout the day. The form they asked us to fill out was short and simple. After everyone was finished filling them out, a girl appeared and told us a little bit about the various causes GCI is supporting and then she told us a lot about her reasons for being there. The only problems I have with what she told us is: 1). The hours are merciless, working from early morning on the phone to street canvassing until "...9:30, or sometimes later at night." 2.) Your expected to meet or exceed the $120.00 daily individual fund raising quota in order to receive your $77.00 for 12 hours worked pay (hmm... let's see... that's slightly less than $6.42 cents per hour.) 3.) You're entitled to 30% of any amount you take in over $125.00 per day. Gee, that's swell, but are the donors aware of this? Leaning that kind of bums me out. I mean... there has to be a better way!

    Interview Questions
    • Would you have any problem being available from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM and meeting the quota of $125.00 per day?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
  11.  

    Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called and told him a little about myself and previous experience, he cut me off and was like come down for an interview you sound like an awesome fit! The next day I came in for an interview with absolutely no resume, in business casual, and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it was pretty cut and dry it's minimum wage with a little comission
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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