Fund for the Public Interest - really good money, but at a cost | Glassdoor
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    "really good money, but at a cost"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Canvasser in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a college student doing this for the summer it is a perfect job. If you remember the rap and do what they tell you to do you can make serious money. Potentially one of the best paying jobs for low skill workers. You see a difference in the community and the people you talk to after a while. Calpirg and envi california have made monumental changes to our societal climate, and have been significant influencers...

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    Cons

    everything is corporate. you walk 5-7 miles a day. Hours for full time canvassers are 2pm to 10pm, but sometimes i didnt get out until midnight. some days you get dont get a single donation. you never have job security, I was one of the biggest earners my summer yet i was let go for not meeting quota 2 weeks in a row. I had only missed the quota by less than $100 both weeks, yet I was still let go. They rush you in the...

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    Advice to Management

    Make employment and payment information clearer before the interview process. have more options for people who don't meet quota. maybe let overflow happen from week to week. I was fired for not meeting quota, but if you added up all the money I had made in my three months against the amount of money i was expected to make I was above quota.

    Fund for the Public Interest2018-11-09
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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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