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Clean Water Action Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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Pros
  • "Canvassing is different every day, so it definitely never gets old(in 23 reviews)

  • "Gain communication skills while also learning about environmental policy(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work can get tedious - door to door(in 20 reviews)

  • "And the people in "management positions" were just canvassers to(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Pleasant/Casual Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Phone Canvasser in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual dress attire Bonuses Ongoing training

    Cons

    Limited hours Repetitive No parking

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Clean Water Action2019-08-21
  2. "helpful management, job can be stressful"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The management team is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and be successful at the job. Definitely room to grow and rise up in the company.

    Cons

    Terrible, old office space with ripped carpet and stains. As a nonprofit, understandable but grim.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being a positive force.

    Clean Water Action2019-09-18
  3. "Can we rewarding, but not for everyone!"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This position is door to door canvassing and fundraising for environmental issues (specifically regarding clean water systems). If you are comfortable outside your comfort zone and knocking on strangers doors, asking for signatures, time, and money - then this can be an incredibly rewarding way to support conservation while making some money. This position is good for students, and you will meet great people who... care!

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    Cons

    The Job requires walking through neighborhoods for a few hours and knocking on around 100 doors, regardless of weather. This can be physically demanding for many.

    Clean Water Action2019-09-03
  4. "The workplace culture was amazing, but you have to be prepared to be a canvasser."

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Clean Water Action part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with young people my age, primarily in the "young college student" age range. Usually working with really passionate people who got into canvassing because they genuinely care about the cause. I made friends, and we did a lot of social activities together.

    Cons

    Asking for money door to door is not an easy job, even if you *are* also educating the public about environmental issues. Some people get really into canvassing though and they genuinely want to be a canvasser and work their way up the company and even travel to canvass around the country...but be warned that you either love it and want to move up and stay there for awhile or you hate it and want out as soon as... possible.

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    Clean Water Action2019-07-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A decent job for competitive, passionate, people"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Minneapolis, MN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -awesome community engagement and meeting nice people -Making a difference and feeling proud of the work your canvass crew creates -Passionate work environment with an inclusive atmosphere -Cool coworkers who are extremely passionate -Working downtown -Exercise from the job -Earning bonus -if you're not a morning person this job will work well

    Cons

    -lack of job security due to having to be let off if you miss quota a certain amount of times -having to earn quota every night to earn the highest wages -if you don't want to canvass your whole life it's hard to move up into further positions -getting put in difficult neighborhoods and still being expected to make quota -since wage is dependent on biweekly performances it is difficult to estimate salary over... time -working until 10pm can be rough

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    Advice to Management

    keep inspiring canvassers and understand that weather and other things out of canvassers control shouldn't be held against them

    Clean Water Action2019-05-02
  6. "NOT A SCAM! THIS IS LEGITIMATE!!!"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    These are real people in your neighborhood that are taking public concern and turning it in to political action.

    Cons

    Some people can't handle intereacting with people everyday. Charisma Building 101. Welcome mats don't always mean you are welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!!

    Clean Water Action2019-02-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Get paid to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Manager in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Water Action full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely good work, backed up by people who know government, policy and business trends. It is door-to-door, but it's more like person-to-person. You meet really cool people who care, you have great conversations every day, you make great connections and help advance good causes. There are also fun opportunities like lobby days and tours of environmental sites. The staff is super social and forms a close group.

    Cons

    The pay is not going to help you buy a fancy car.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the ladder.

    Clean Water Action2019-02-18
  8. "Great mission..tough job"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff is dedicated and the cause is worth it.

    Cons

    Canvassing anywhere is hard on the body and soul.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more people to CD.

    Clean Water Action2019-02-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Hierarchy"

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    Former Employee - Door to Door Canvasser in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Water Action part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick, easy money. Making interested people aware of the current events in local , national, and international environmental issues. Usually cool co-workers.

    Cons

    Manipulative, abusive supervisors and management. Tries to push the "we're friends" employer agenda to make employee/ employer boundary lines blurry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns without judgement, and value their safety.

    Clean Water Action2019-03-17
  10. "Not for the faint of heart"

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    Canvasser in Austin, TX

    I worked at Clean Water Action for less than a year

    Pros

    Meaningful work. Getting paid to exercise. Talk with the public, if that is your thing. Positive workplace.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure and not a lot of pay. You have 5 days to learn the rap and raise at least $160 at the door in a day. Getting donations is hard!

    Advice to Management

    Give people more room to fail. I think if I could stick around a little longer, I would have started reaching the goals fairly consistently. 5 days is not enough time.

    Clean Water Action2019-01-06
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