Working Families

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Rewarding but grueling

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY
Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY

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

Pros

I never felt as though the work I was doing was without merit. Management is knowledgeable, helpful, and more than willing to promote talented newcomers.

Cons

The hours are remarkably inconvenient. I rarely got home before 10 pm, and my schedule almost never synced with my friends'. I developed an inflammation in my feet after a few months of canvassing that was quite painful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Expecting everyone to come up through the canvassing ranks is not terribly realistic, though it might seem like it gives everyone a common background. Some valuable workers are simply not good fundraisers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

13 Other Employee Reviews for Working Families (View Most Recent)

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    Great Experience Overall Working for the Working Families Party in New York, NY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Incredible organization and a pleasant group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The hours during a canvassing event can be a little extensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Solid money for good work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvasser in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Canvasser in New City, NY

    I have been working at Working Families full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only four hours of actual work a day.
    $9 an hour to start, $10 an hour after 2 months, for work you can perform without a college degree.
    WFP is absolutely one of the best forces in New York State politics for progressive change.
    Coworkers are fantastic.

    Cons

    Have to show up for 8 hours, despite only working 4 because of commute.
    The promotion structure is very strange and advancement depends more on luck and timing than on suitability for the position.
    Hours are inconvenient. 2-10 PM will cut you out of everyone's life except on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a more open and transparent approach to promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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