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Fund for the Public Interest Benefits

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  • Job Training  (9 comments)

    “An excellent place to learn political organizing skills and gain experience. Many people got their start working with the Fund or other Public...”

  • Performance Bonus  (8 comments)

    “This is based on you making quotas in soliciting in donations, which neither myself nor some 22 of the other 24 souls I was working with. Worse than...”

  • 401K Plan  (3 comments)

    “Doesn't kick in until a year on staff”

  • Jan 21, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Be very careful to listen to the language they use to describe your potential benefits. What they offer is good, but only if you qualify as a full time, year round employee, which means you need to be hired within a certain window of time. Health insurance is decent, but you should keep track of your PTO yourself because they won't.

  • Nov 22, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    There was no benefits package

  • Aug 22, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Denver, Colorado

    As a canvasser, you have the opportunity to make decent money -- if you are an excellent canvasser. I did well, and some weeks made $20 an hour, which I was thrilled with. Then I was promoted to an assistant director. There is much more desk duty, which is understandable, but then that means that you don't have the option to canvass as much. Plus your hours increase DRASTICALLY. So, when I became a manager, I was literally making $5 to $7 hours an hour, and working 70+ hours a week. Insane. No one can live like that. It's a horrible business model. Even people who care profoundly about the mission cannot survive like that.

  • Dec 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Canvasser in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    bonuses can only be received if you collect a certain amount of phone numbers and emails from contributors. In addition your pay become reduced to minimum wage if you do not make your quota.

  • Sep 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Canvasser in Seattle, Washington State

    There isn’t one. You will feel disposable.

  • Aug 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Field Manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    The worst thing is that you have to be employed for an entire year in order to access the benefits package. There is, however, commission received-you receive 20% of whatever you make above your weekly quota.

  • Mar 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Canvass Director in Chicago, Illinois

    Good rate of vacation accrual after a year on staff

  • Dec 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    Training program, vacation package and the 401k are the best parts of the benefits program

  • Nov 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Canvass Director in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Health insurance after 90 days.... they don't tell you about the pay for promotions... They will doc your pay even if you work 120 hours in two weeks and take a sick day off

  • Jun 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Canvasser in Seattle, Washington State

    Absolutely no benefits are offered to new employees. No health care, no dental, no paid days off - not even sick days or holidays. You only get these perks after three months of working there, and the average canvasser is fired in less than two weeks.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (10)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (9)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • CheckmarkPerformance Bonus (16)
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • CheckmarkJob Training (15)
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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