Working Families

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Working Families Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great experience to have in your early twenties

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Working Families

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, passionate people, serious about social change.

    Cons

    No clear path of upward mobility

    Recommends
  2.  

    Emotionally rewarding, but little pay.

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    Former Employee - Political Canvasser in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Political Canvasser in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Working Families part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Every day will be different, that much I can guarantee you. You get to meet people from all walks of life, and sometimes you end up changing hearts and minds.

    Cons

    Zero benefits, with very little pay. Maybe things have changed, but management was rather thankless, and only cared about fundraising quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gap between management and canvassers. The divide was too great, and a lot of really great people will move on from your company for more appreciative work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working Families is pretty straight forward with its expectations , and is okay for pay and hours. I

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    It's great working for a cause you believe in and with people who share your passions. It's good as a starter job in progressive politics.

    Cons

    The pay and hours could be better if you are looking at is as a career. It's not the best pay for work of it's kind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should pay folks a bit more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Progressive political work is thankless, exhausting, but builds confidence and professional skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Working Families full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work in progressive politics
    Good training
    Some room for growth
    Good health insurance

    Cons

    Pay is embarrassingly low for field staff
    Transparency is lacking
    Time off for field staff has dwindled recently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding experience for anyone interested in making change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Working Families full-time

    Pros

    Great training programs. Very democratic workplace, and the party stays true to their values by taking care of their workers. Canvassers are given salary and health care benefits. It's a great place to get your start either in politics or in non-profit work. Lots of opportunities for advancement, and you'll develop a great network that will come in handy when you move on to other jobs or a new career.

    Cons

    The work can be very demanding, and certainly isn't for everyone. You've got to have a lot of passion for economic justice to make it through..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more dialogue at all levels, the better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor organizing.

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY

    I worked at Working Families full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You'll be part a team that wants to help New York be more then a two party state. And build your skills as a canvasser. Its rewarding work.

    Cons

    I thought I was working for an Organization that mattered. But all they want is you to make quota. The hourly rate is low. If you dont make quote fast, they fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is horrible. They treat you like a cog in their machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A great organization with little organization.

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    They are a passionate group of people who love what they do.

    Cons

    There are few career opportunities other than becoming a field manager for other canvassers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone who can't fundraise might be great in the office. It's worth reconsidering where people are placed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic, disorganized apathy that led me despise data analysis!

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Working Families full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was introduced to very core of political issues in the city of New York, I was exposed to first hand brainstorming in regards to tacking these issues. And finally, I was there so see all the changes happening first hand.

    Cons

    Due to various, in my opinion, unnecessary hierarchy that appeared to be new to the company, lot of conflicts, confusions and egocentric explosions occurred during my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To carefully pick the people next to them, because obviously the goals that the lower staff strives to are not the same as the upper positioned staff goes for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding but grueling

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    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 a 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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