CALPIRG

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Team Leader in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at CALPIRG as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

You get to work with a lot of enthusiastic people on issues you care about that matter to the public good.

Cons

I worked with CALPIRG Students, the student run branch of the organization. Organization was chaotic to say the least and often times events and campaigns are poorly planned. Hard workers had to pick up the slack from slackers.

Stronger sense of management would be beneficial as the student organization currently promotes a non hierarchy, with everyone in charge of everything. The system simply doesn't work and there's no ownership for any projects.

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15 Other Employee Reviews for CALPIRG (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Works you to the bone without much reward.

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    Former Employee - Campus Organizer
    Former Employee - Campus Organizer

    I worked at CALPIRG full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Feeling like you might be changing the world

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Long hours
    -Being shipped off to another state for a "business trip" then having to share a room with a complete stranger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like you take advantage of young college graduates who want to make an impact. There is a better way to make an impact than having us work crazy hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Just dont do it

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    Former Employee - Campus Organizer
    Former Employee - Campus Organizer

    I worked at CALPIRG

    Pros

    good friends, the time off was the only good part and there was barely any

    Cons

    all of your good friends will quit and eventually you will too
    long hours, bad conditions, impossible standards, inefficiently run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention is key, ask yourself why everyone quits and you have to hire new organizers every single year. Its not the job, its you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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