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Environment America Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Environment America CEO Margie Alt
Margie Alt
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "campaign was well-meant, good diversity of tasks given(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "I'd drop donations off at the bank, take supplies to storage, etc(in 6 reviews)

  • "Low pay, lack of job security, and general office disorganization are minuses(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience in enviro advocacy"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      I worked at Environment America full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      I worked as a fellow and advocate for Environment America. I got great training from other advocates and campaigners who had been working on environmental issues for 5-10 years, and was able to take on more responsibility each year. I was able to educate the public on environmental issues, meet with legislators to advocate for better environmental policies on behalf of our members, and meet with our members to talk about...

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      Cons

      Not really a negative for me, but may not work for some people: You can have a lot of responsibility at a young age, which can mean a lot of work.

      Environment America2018-10-04
    • "Only good if you're looking for pocket change"

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

      I worked at Environment America full-time

      Pros

      Fun co-workers and good team spirit get your daily steps in

      Cons

      excessive hours (work from monday-saturday) extremely low pay

      Advice to Management

      Give more reasonable hours to canvassers, raise hourly wage in order to justify workload

      Environment America2019-07-15
    • "Worst Job I Ever Had"

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

      I worked at Environment America full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Some really great young activists start here trying to make a difference in the world. Most of them get burnt out and jaded.

      Cons

      It's been a few years since I worked here, but I can't imagine much has changed. They were so bitter about California forcing them to pay their employees overtime that I'm betting they're still fighting to pay everyone the $25k total a year I was making and working them the minimum 90 hours a week I was working. This organization is great about recruiting young people out of college that really want to make a difference...

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      Environment America2019-04-01
    • "Loved it"

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      Former Employee - Canvasser 

      I worked at Environment America part-time

      Pros

      Learned a lot about life

      Cons

      None really, great people etc

      Advice to Management

      Keep on it

      Environment America2019-02-07
    • "Environment America"

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        Former Employee - Canvasser in Washington, DC

        I worked at Environment America part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Hands on experience in campaigning

        Cons

        Pay based on meeting petition/donation goals

        Environment America2019-01-20
      • "Important work but not nearly enough pay"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Environment America part-time

        Pros

        The work is important and needs to be done, getting out in communities and educating/speaking to people about climate change and environmental legislation/issues.

        Cons

        No fault of their own, there is very limited money to be spent on lower level jobs and it is apparent. I couldn't make ends meet with what I was being payed and I was hired with the intention of me going to another state after I took a position in Concord but when I was done in NH I my relocation costs would have largely outweighed my compensation. This is not a career starter but a good summer gig or something for a...

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        Advice to Management

        This was advertised as a professional level job but felt like it was more for teenagers or college students. The pay really isn't enough to cover the cost of any relocation or anyone living on their own or in an expensive city.

        Environment America2019-01-07
      • "Unnecessary Stress"

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        Former Employee - Field Manager in Boston, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Environment America part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Coworkers outside of work are great Very easy to get the job (also somewhat of a con)

        Cons

        Turnover is way to high, interview process could be more selective Proven talent goes unsupported: I can safely assume that many otherwise successful employees are placed in environments (weak turfs) in which they cannot excel. I know because I've seen it, and it has happened to me a number of times, even though my fundraising abilities are strong.

        Advice to Management

        Look at the cons and fix them Cut the turfs the night before, employ someone who is accountable to making fair turfs

        Environment America2018-12-27
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        "Fraud"

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        Former Employee - Canvasser in College Park, MD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Environment America part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Literally none, it is a fraudulent organization.

        Cons

        Insanely fast turn around, like, everyone who worked there would be gone and replaced within a week, including management. The actual goals see no money, it uses the name of the environment to pocket the money. It’s not actually a non-profit, they lack the paperwork. They make it sound amazing, then if you don’t get at least one donation in the first DAY they will fire you.

        Advice to Management

        Shut down, this is a disgrace.

        Environment America2019-01-14
      • "NOT great - Phone Canvasser"

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        Former Employee - Telephone Representative in Portland, OR
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Environment America part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        I got to take a break from food service and have an office type job. No dress code and shifts were pretty short.

        Cons

        I was only paid for the time spent on the phone. I would come in for training that would take multiple hours and wouldn't be paid for it. Plus, even after training you're only paid when you're on the phone so there's a lot of time in your shift that is unpaid. You have a quota every night and I didn't find it very easy to make. I was able to get a few donations but the people you are calling sometimes have not donated...

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        Advice to Management

        If you have more support for the employees, I don't think such an intense quota would be necessary. I would have stayed with this job much longer if I felt supported and was paid for the labor I'm putting in, not just the $$ I'm making you guys.

        Environment America2018-11-12
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        "Field Manager/Canvasser"

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        Former Employee - Field Manager in Denver, CO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Environment America full-time

        Pros

        There were a lot of fun people working in the office. Everyone is environmentally conscious and motivated to create change.

        Cons

        -Extremely high turnover rates; probably has to do with the fact that canvassing is fun for about one week max. -Asking people for money at their front doors. -It seemed to me that us workers were not given complete information about where the money we were collecting was going and what percentage of it was going toward the actual cause. This led to a lot of difficulty in addressing people's concerns at the door. ...

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        Advice to Management

        Be more upfront about where the money is going; after all, canvassers have to interrupt people's lives by ringing their doorbell and ask them for money. We at least deserve to have that information so we don't feel as if we are "tricking" people out of their money.

        Environment America2018-06-04
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