Public Outreach
3.5 of 5 27 reviews Toronto, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

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It Takes a Certain Personality to Enjoy this Job

Canvasser (Former Employee)

I worked at Public Outreach

ProsGood Pay.
Free Coffee.
Young and fun management.
Great communication.
Confidence builder.

ConsYou stand outside all day, rain or shine, 100 degrees or 30 degrees.
Lots of rejection from people. Made me feel sick at the end of the day.
Training program is too short.
Trying to persuade someone on the street downtown to become a monthly donor ($300+/year)
People get frustrated with you trying to sell them something as they're leaving work.
You have to get so many monthly donors every day.
High turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou offer OK pay, solid benefits, and the management is doing well. I just wish the job posting would have better stated the work I'd be doing. I didn't know, coming into the job, that I would be working a street corner asking people to become monthly donors. The job is miserable, and I'd much rather be making $8 and hour as a cashier at Wal-Mart, working as a telemarketer in a comfortable office, or going door-to-door selling cable boxes making much more money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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First summer was amazing - second summer had a new manager and resulted in a pretty terrible experience.

Fundraising Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Public Outreach

Pros: You become a lot more confident in your public speaking abilities, and really more comfortable with yourself. I met… Cons: Worked there for two summers. My first summer was great - my manager was amazing and really supportive. My second summer was drastically… Advice to Senior Management: Hire a competent manager - preferably one with a history or at least some knowledge of… More

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Lots of opportunity to grow for entry level folks.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Public Outreach full-time for more than 3 years

Pros: A good place to get your feet wet with everyday… Cons: Limited growth/pay potential once in the "Fundraising Manager" position. Advice to Senior Management: Innovate past the entry level positions. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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