Fund for the Public Interest - I value the experience, but at what cost? Long hours, low pay. | Glassdoor
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    "I value the experience, but at what cost? Long hours, low pay."

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    Former Employee - Citizen Outreach Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gave plenty of management experience.

    Cons

    Organization is run by people that have no idea what they are doing. Each office does their own payroll in house ON MICROSOFT EXCEL!! Are we in 1997 or 2015? Hence a history of payment issues. All staff hate the job, except the newly recruited (tricked/brainwashed college students). They claim to be working on social change, but the "American Population" in the Fund is predominately white males.. What a sorry excuse for...

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    Advice to Management

    Quit.

    Fund for the Public Interest2015-05-01
  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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