Fund for the Public Interest - More of the same | Glassdoor
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    "More of the same"

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    Former Employee - Citizen Outreach Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible, thoughtful, cause-oriented people who want to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity Poor salary Insane hours Dishonesty Overturn

    Advice to Management

    If you want to fight for progressive causes, progress. You have the chance to be a leader in social change and instead are choosing to treat your employees so badly that your reputation affects your ability to do good work. When people look for the leading environmental groups, public interest groups and lgbt rights groups, it wont be you all and that's your own doing. Ask yourself, if you're alienating right inherently...

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    Fund for the Public Interest2017-02-27
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    "Field Manager"

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    Current Employee - Field Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fund for the Public Interest part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training, wonderful work environment. Fighting for a worthy cause.

    Cons

    Sometimes the public can be mean, also the weather can make things difficult.

    Fund for the Public Interest2018-10-30
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    "Avoid this place"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest full-time

    Pros

    the people you meet (for the most part) are incredible, responsibility, ability to manage people from a young age. You also really develop some valuable life skills that you can apply to anything later on in life. Despite what they tell you, canvassing employs the same skillset as really talented salespeople. If you can learn how to canvass, you can learn to do anything.

    Cons

    What they require young people to do is truly mind-boggling. I got a job full-time right outside of college and I was asked to relocate, thrown in the thick of running a canvass office with little/no training on recruitment, staff management, or fundraising. I was told I needed to canvass 4-5 days/week, 4:00pm- 9:00pm at night in a foreign city by myself.. in the winter. All the while, I needed to work a typical 8:00am-4:00pm...

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    Fund for the Public Interest2019-08-06

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