Obama For America

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Obama For America Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
55 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co-workers - I love everyone that I work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Fellow organizers, staff, and directors are passionate and great people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and constantly changing projects are part of the campaign life (in 11 reviews)

  • No work-life balance; expect to fully immerse and dedicate yourself to the position (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very demanding

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Field Organizer in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    It was a lot of hard work, but totally worth it. The impact of the work in the community and the nation is admirable.

    Cons

    Lots of sleepless nights. The people in upper management are very invested and you can feel that you can let them down easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear with the job demands from the beginning!

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer
    Former Employee - Field Organizer

    Pros

    Pros:
    Mostly everyone I worked with was amazing and I still keep in contact with many
    First-hand experience of what a campaign looks like on the ground
    I learned a lot about myself, building a strong work-ethic, and what I'm capable of

    Cons

    The hours were horrendous, but you get used to it and don't mind. Everyone was in it together, so you just made the best of it.

    Recommends
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    Great team

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    Former Employee - Digital Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Awesome team atmosphere. Everyone working for the same cause. Working on a presidential campaign was an amazing experience. Interns treated as part of the team.

    Cons

    Long hours (obviously). Normal campaign cons. No days off.

    Recommends
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    My experiences with Obama for America was wonderful. It was truly grassroots and a diverse group of people. Loved it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was able to meet many different, like minded people.

    Cons

    Sometimes people were there for self-interest not for the causes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, this is what happens with grassroots.

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  6.  

    Hard work but for a worthy cause.

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Field Organizer in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to meet members of the community and gain and abundance of skills in organizing people in a short time span. Work is varied and never dull.

    Cons

    Long hours and often have to be very resourceful to accomplish goals.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Thoroughly enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The skills I learned and the level of training was excellent

    Cons

    Pay could have been better

    Recommends
  8.  

    Fabulous experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great contacts and learning potential! They even provided full medical insurance.

    Cons

    Long hours! You spend a lot of time on the phone.

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  9.  

    Had a terrific time and learned a lot about politics.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Satisfaction of electing a president.

    Cons

    data centric campaign isn't about people or persuasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Persuade more people.

  10.  

    Obama For America

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    Former Employee - Core Team Leader  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Core Team Leader in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    They gave many chances for personal growth and community welfare in the same job; easy to advance if one worked hard and showed aptitude in all fields of employment.

    Cons

    The challenges were managerial in scope...office hours were erratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make office hours and keep them.

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  11.  

    Hard work, but satisfying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Importance of work; talented co-workers; common goal

    Cons

    hectic; can sometimes feel disorganized

    Recommends

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