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Grassroots Campaigns Canvasser Interview Questions

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014
34 Interview Reviews

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    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 days - interviewed 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
  2.  

    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 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed 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
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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Street Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
  8.  

    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 days - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer

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