Organizing for America Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Grueling but enriching experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Organizing for America as an intern

    Pros

    -Great networking opportunities
    -Phenomenal culture
    -Stellar coworkers
    -Meaningful work

    Cons

    -Can be tedious
    -Outrageously time consuming
    -Sadly short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with local parties more--don't step on their toes so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Grinding job but definitely a worthwhile experience

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer
    Former Employee - Field Organizer

    I worked at Organizing for America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chance to work with and network with a huge array of people. Great experience building opportunities that grant increasing responsibility, depending on your manager.

    Cons

    You will spend all of your time working, but that is to be expected on a campaign. Too many people giving too many, sometimes conflicting, orders without enough people to do the real work of organizing. Poor support structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Far too many layers of management for field staff as election season ramps up and hires are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Organizing for America as an intern

    Pros

    Obviously a difficult year in politics, but coworkers remained upbeat and mostly respectful even in the face of vitriol.

    Cons

    Not good at accepting feedback. A little bit cult like in that when things weren't working on the ground, the response was to double down instead of changing tracks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great exposure to grassroots organizing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Organizing for America as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility/autonomy
    Motivated and passionate staff
    Connecting with amazing people you wouldn't have met otherwise

    Cons

    No pay
    Lack of structure
    Focus on perpetuating cheesy rhetoric instead of taking action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hillary 2016.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    In-depth volunteering experience.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Organizing for America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Volunteering for Organizing for America during the 2012 election got me more involved in the democratic process and provided me with a huge sense of accomplishment on election night.

    Cons

    Long hours for no pay and little recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little acknowledgement/appreciation goes a long way.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great short-term job.

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer
    Former Employee - Field Organizer

    I worked at Organizing for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of the people you work with are passionate about the same thing. There is no question what the long term goals are. Tools for success are available, if you ask for them.

    Cons

    Office culture is not great. Cliques are quickly developed and it includes the management team. Little work-life balance because every moment is part of a race.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly identify short term goals and make sure there is a standard that is followed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to make connections

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Organizing for America as an intern

    Pros

    Learn various tasks such as cold calling, Meet a lot of people in very influential political positions.

    Cons

    No pay. Not enough manangement due to the fact that they work at times of elections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow volunteers to earn some bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard, satisfying work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Organizer
    Former Employee - Field Organizer

    I worked at Organizing for America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Making a difference, meeting lots of new, motivated people, youthful culture

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations, little separation between work and personal time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A well-oiled machine.

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    Former Employee - Field Organizer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Field Organizer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Organizing for America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This organization was a well-run, professional, standardized campaign. Each state, region, and city had a well-established hierarchy and division of labor, as well as defined expectations for employees.

    Cons

    As with any campaign, the expectations and priorities were always a bit up in the air. Problems associated with this were minimized by the overall professionalism, but it could be a stressful state of affairs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Organizing for America

    Pros

    Great grassroots experience in a growing organization.

    Cons

    There were no cons while I was working here.

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