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Public Interest Network Overview

Denver, CO
201 to 500 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
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The Public Interest Network runs organizations committed to our vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done.

The 16-plus groups in The Public Interest Network each strive for solutions on their own, while ... Read more

Mission: We work on issues that speak to the need for a new kind of politics. Our campaigns challenge decision-makers to stop tolerating problems that are increasingly absurd in an age of advancing technology and growing abundance.

We've won hundreds ... Read more

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Public Interest Network Founder, President, and Executive Director Doug Phelps
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  • "Make a difference on important issues"

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    I have been working at Public Interest Network full-time

    Pros

    You really feel like you're making a difference. I work with colleagues who are passing important legislation in states across the country that will mean more renewable energy and better protections for consumers. There's also the feeling that everyone is working to improve to make more change - there's ongoing training, regular meetings to assess our campaigns, and group accountability to goals.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than some other non-profits, but we're up front about wanting to make our members' donations go as far as they can to make the most change.

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Public Interest Network Interviews

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    Policy Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Public Interest Network in November 2018.

    Interview

    After two interviews and two skills tests, I was told the next step was a yes or no decision. When a high-ranking person requested an hour-long phone call with me, I assumed it was an offer negotiation. It turned out to be a third interview, which I bombed because I was completely unprepared. I explained to the interviewer that I had been given incorrect information about the purpose of the meeting, and I hoped she would invoke the organization's principle of accountability to hold the second-round interviewer responsible for what he had told me, but she laughed it off and it was pretty clear that she was blaming me. In my follow-up email I explained again what had occurred, but all that happened was that there was no offer and they declined to give me any feedback on why. Overall, the organization seemed pretty sloppy, and in hindsight I'm glad they didn't invite me to get involved with that.

    The skills tests were kind of fun, though - just disappointing that a senior staffer is giving out wrong information about the hiring process.

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    • All the questions asked in the surprise third interview, which in the moment seemed like bizarre and borderline-inappropriate preludes to making an offer.   Answer Question
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