PETA Overview

  • Norfolk, VA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 1980
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Social Assistance
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, ...
Mission: PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other ...

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Mar 7, 2016

Animal torture could go unnoticed if it weren't for PETA's marketing team.Investigation videos of ostrich fur farms and PetSmart suppliers were viewed 16 million + times in just a few days. Don't miss one!

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Current Employee - Campaigns in Norfolk, VA
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I have been working at PETA for 4 + years and it has been a dream. I love working for an organization that wholeheartedly believes in its mission, and will do whatever needed to make positive change


It is hard to see upsetting footage of animals in investigations, etc. But it is needed in order to get the job done and make positive change for animals.

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Thank you for everything you are doing !
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PETA Interviews

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    Cruelty Caseworker Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PETA (United States) in Jul 2020


    Interview process was extremely in-depth. Two phone interviews (roughly 30 mins per call), a peer-to-peer interview, two mock experience (role play) phone calls, two full days of doing research on terms used and letter writing (4 letters).

    They require a manager reference from your CURRENT employer and change their reference requirements every time they reach out to you. No one can even explain which types of references are required. They are also cowards and cannot/will not provide the reason that they withdraw your candidacy.

    I wish I heeded the advice of MANY of these other reviews and saved myself hours of headache and never applied. They clearly do not care about animals, or else they wouldn’t be petty and withdraw candidacy from truly passionate people over something like a reference miscommunication - they have no clear requirements for references. They string you along, and then when you show one ounce of frustration with their ridiculous process, they withdraw your candidacy.

    Save yourself hours upon hours of time and headaches and don’t even bother applying. There are far too many better animal rights organizations out there. The pay is extremely low, as well - under $15 per hour (for me, it’s not about the money though, it’s only about helping animals).

    I definitely dodged a bullet and hope you do the same, it’s NOT WORTH IT!

    First it was “provide 4 references, phone numbers are required”. Then it was “please provide email addresses for your references”. Then it was “we require 3 manager references and one must be your current employer”. I still don’t know what their actual requirements are for references, and I’m pretty sure they don’t know either. Of course, this is all AFTER you spend close to 20 hours interviewing, researching, writing letters, etc.

    I provided everything they asked for immediately, was proactive in reaching out to the references I provided to streamline the process as much as possible, and wasn’t sure if I was going to try to stay on part-time with my current employer. I really didn’t want to disclose to them that I was looking elsewhere (and thank goodness I didn’t, after this embarrassingly terrible interview process on PETA’s end). This organization needs some new leadership, clearly the leaders in place are stagnant and fear change. And you can’t suggest any type of improvement to them without them taking offense. I’m so thankful they withdrew my candidacy, I cannot even imagine working for an organization like this. AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL! Did I mention AWFUL?

    How well can you write letters?

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PETA Awards & Accolades

  • Mobile Innovation AwardDirect Marketing News2015
  • Reed AwardCampaigns and Elections2014


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...Lots of pressure to submit to a specific lifestyle, very low pay, high healthcare costs...

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