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2.3
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14%
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Fund for the Public Interest Citizen Outreach Director  Ed Johnson (no image)
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Pros
  • "The people I met were great and at first I really did feel like I was making a difference.(in 81 reviews)
  • "some cool coworkers(in 19 reviews)
  • "The Fund gives excellent training in the basics of grassroots organizing and helps develop passionate beginners into established leaders for social movements.(in 17 reviews)
  • "it’s meaningful, not difficult, expectations are reasonable, working from home is nice and friendly staff.(in 9 reviews)
  • "It's definitely an opportunity to be involved at a young age.(in 7 reviews)
Cons
  • "The pay is low and they guilt you into working more hours than you would like to.(in 48 reviews)
  • "Long hours (which is typical of organizing jobs)(in 40 reviews)
  • "There is no job security(in 26 reviews)
  • "Sometimes we got paid less than minimum wage because of how many hours we worked... seriously.(in 23 reviews)
  • "Bad management.(in 20 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    good work

    Mar 3, 2022 - Financial Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    a lot of independence, it is what you expect of an administrative job

    Cons

    hope there will be more things to do after finishing up tasks

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Underpaid and overworked

    Sep 30, 2022 - Canvass Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience and solid training

    Cons

    Too much work and not enough money

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Worked here in 2012

    Sep 21, 2022 - Canvasser 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fundraising for good causes, meeting cool folks on the street.

    Cons

    Everything else; working outdoors in all seasons and weather, had to meet strict fundraising minimums to maintain employment etc

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Neutral Job

    Aug 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people to work with while doing impactful work

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Mixed Bag

    Aug 14, 2022 - Field Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of room for development and not massively micromanaged

    Cons

    You can definitely feel overworked and under appreciated. The quota system is a nightmare if you’re a long-term employee

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Tiring and Late

    Aug 9, 2022 - Canvasser in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice employees to work with and helpful coaching by the supervisors.

    Cons

    Late shift (ends around 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM). Located in Southeast D.C., which is a scary area for leaving work at night. Long walks during shifts. Donation quotas.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Wouldn't recommend

    Aug 24, 2022 - Field Director in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level experience. Limited upward mobility

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours 7 days a week.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Feels like a pyramid scheme and pays nothing.

    Aug 16, 2022 - Campaign Director in Denver, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - There are no reasons to work for this company except you can put a fancy title on your resume like "campaign director" even though it is very misleading. - They will promote you fast, because no one else wants to do the job.

    Cons

    - The whole operation feels like a pyramid scheme. You raise money and recruit people endlessly, using predatory tactics to . - Where does the money go? Your entire job is to raise money for environmental. causes but it is unclear what it is for and whether the environment is helped by any of the money you raise. - Toxic work environment. High level. of. competition over who can raise the most pointless money. Not allowed to say "good job" to anyone who does not raise the minimum quota for the day. - If you are salaried they will have you work 60 hours for a wage that ends up amounting to something like 10.50 an hour. - It feels like a cult. - You will have no time for a personal life. - It is basically an endless money-gathering machine for arbitrary purposes. You have to employ such predatory tactics to get people to "donate" money. - Will immediately fire any employees involved in unionizing. *DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY UNLESS YOU ARE ALL IN ON JOINING THE SCHEME.*

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    UNION NOW

    Jul 10, 2022 - Canvass Director in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    the campaign I worked on was really great! The people in my office are awesome I loved the training experience

    Cons

    Pay is terrible - think below min wage if you do the hours worked ours Hours are miserable! There is absolutely no reason to work people this hard Everyone is understaffed all the time and goals are not adjusted Union busting

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good job

    Jul 1, 2022 - Canvasser 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoy the work - it’s meaningful, not difficult, expectations are reasonable, working from home is nice and friendly staff.

    Cons

    It can get tedious giving the same schpeal non stop

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Fund for the Public Interest Reviews FAQs

Fund for the Public Interest has an overall rating of 2.3 out of 5, based on over 571 reviews left anonymously by employees. 18% of employees would recommend working at Fund for the Public Interest to a friend and 9% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Fund for the Public Interest employees rate their compensation and benefits as 1.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Fund for the Public Interest. This rating has decreased by -17% over the last 12 months.

18% of Fund for the Public Interest employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fund for the Public Interest 1.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.5 for culture and values and 2.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Fund for the Public Interest to be senior leadership, coworkers and the cons to be culture, management, career development.

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Fund for the Public Interest photo of: The Seattle office marching for climate change!
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: MASSPIRG presents state representative with postcards for Pollutions Penalties Bill (1985)
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: MASSPIRG working with Clark University to Save the Bottle Bill
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: Featured in this picture is the Fund’s Partners office in Chicago!
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: The Connecticut office recieved a briefing from Hartford’s Mayor Segarra in addition to Gina McCarthy, the administrator to the EPA.
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: Last summer when College Park canvassers got a briefing from Gina Mccarthy, the administrator to the EPA!
Fund for the Public Interest photo of: Throwback to summer canvassers in Seattle, WA protecting our national parks!
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