Fund for the Public Interest - Hard work but worth it if you have the guts for it | Glassdoor
  1. "Hard work but worth it if you have the guts for it"

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    Former Employee - Field Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great collaborative and supportive atmosphere but always pushes you to do your best - learn essential skills - very fulfilling - useful for career advancement in this field - it’s very very tedious and stressful work but if you are passionate enough about the cause, it will pay off

    Cons

    - hard labor - long days -

    Fund for the Public Interest2019-05-08
  1. "Not for the faint of heart... good learning experience"

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      Former Employee - Canvasser in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Allows younger people to become more comfortable public speakers, competitive pay was decent for DC Office, promoted quickly after surpassing fundraising requirement.

      Cons

      Intimidating for those who do not perform well, many were let go after three weeks in.

      Advice to Management

      Be upfront about expectations going in

      Fund for the Public Interest2019-06-18
    • "Unfulfilling and monotonous work, safety issues"

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      Former Employee - Field Manager in Saint Louis, MO
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      -Job attracts young, liberal minded people so non-work convos were stimulating and educated. -Very open-minded and politically correct, first interview in which I have been asked my pronouns -Compensation is lacking, so the people who generally work there are passionate about the mission of the campaigns. -Great for harboring public presentation skills through at least 5 hours a week of role-play practice with "directors"....

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      Cons

      -Low pay rate of minimum wage with a focus on "incentive pay" aka commission- but this is capped at $100 for the week (which they absolutely don't advertise) -50 hour work week expectation with NO overtime pay -Glorified canvassing position, regardless of job title -"Directors" are overworked and under-informed and were generally 22-23 with 1 year of organizing experience and no real decision making or campaign planning...

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      Advice to Management

      -Work to diversify daily duties to fight rampant boredom -Explore other organizing tactics than home canvassing! Community centers, farmers markets/food truck events, city halls, libraries or even Meet-Ups would offer excellent resources and groups of people who could be talked to so much more efficiently than spending hours walking from door-to-door

      Fund for the Public Interest2019-07-15

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