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Good place to gain experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Clean Water Action full-time

Pros

Clean Water Action boasts dedicated staff and a pleasant culture. They put a lot of energy into training and developing staff.

Cons

You may have to move cities to advance within the organization, but with cities all over the country that might not be such a bad thing.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Clean Water Action

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    Highly-transferrable skill set gained as a canvasser!

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    Former Employee - Field Canvasser  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Canvasser in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Clean Water Action full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great hours
    - Benefits after you've worked there for a while
    - Potential to earn bonuses
    - See the Bay Area, never a dull moment!
    - Great Incentives
    - Learn great communication skills

    Cons

    - High employee turnover
    - Lots of rejection
    - No part-time volunteer work
    - Other canvassers come and go often
    - pay is low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not for the faint of heart.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phone Canvasser  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Phone Canvasser in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Clean Water Action part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I find it very difficult to find the pros. I think the folks in the office are very hard workers. The idea of the organization and its work is honorable. However, it does not transfer into reality. They try to make it a positive environment to the expense of reality. If you've had a bad night, you're supposed to put on a fake face.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone. You need exceptional communication skills and even then it takes forever to make any money. The leadership and long term employees get the best 'leads.' I worked on the phones. They advertised benefits 'if qualified' but by that they mean if you get enough hours. It's really tough to get a full time position let alone get ahead. All manual calling. You make 100 calls and only 10 will answer. Few will give.

    Didn't work in the field canvass but if it's this demanding on the phones, the field has to be intense. They go out in the coldest and hottest weather until 10PM, its clearly unsafe.

    As you can imagine, turnover is exceptionally high. I did ok but it was really a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some concern for the safety of the field canvass.
    Treat all employees equally.
    Provide canvass operations better facilities and supplies.
    Provide some motivational incentives for the staff and offices.
    Get your finances in order. Everyone talks about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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