Fund for the Public Interest - Do Not Work for the Fund, Work for Progress, Grassroots Campaigns, etc (they change their name a lot) | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Do Not Work for the Fund, Work for Progress, Grassroots Campaigns, etc (they change their name a lot)"

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience for a first job out of college as a director. There are no other pros with this job.

    Cons

    Work environment violates safety (I had complaints from current employees and nearby workers in the building of filthy conditions) This has a lot to do with neglect as result of directors and management trying to raise money and not caring about safety of employees and others. Long hours (you work 6 days a week) Poor management (high turnover rates shows for it) Poor communication ( ask a question to someone in upper...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve management training and don't run the organization like a sweatshop. Employers should have a voice on the job and should not be made to work 6 days a week for poverty wages. The organizational model is counterproductive of having progressive goals. Because of this, little to no real political progress will made through partner organizations. If you look at the current status now on some of the issues the partner...

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    Fund for the Public Interest2014-12-16
  1. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Canvass Director 
    Recommends

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest

    Pros

    I worked for the Fund for the Public Interest for two summers. It was a great way to make an impact on the issues I care about, and the job taught me a lot of valuable skills. Highlight was definitely banning plastic grocery bags in cities across California!

    Cons

    There really weren't many cons. It is a lot of work and I was busy, but that wasn't a downside for me.

    Fund for the Public Interest2018-01-18
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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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