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Greenpeace Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Long hours hard working standing for long periods of time (in 7 reviews)

  • Not many post-internship opportunities, since it is a non-profit with limited openings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Fund Raising/Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fund Raising/Canvasser in New York, NY

    Pros

    Pay $13-$15 an hour and friendly staff

    Cons

    You must reach quota or you are fired


  2. "Suited only for some people"

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    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is super friendly, relaxed environment, easy interview, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Your job is to basically talk to people on the street and ask them if they are interested in different types of environmental issues. If you think that you're going to be working in a more serious, administrative/office environment....you're not. If you like walking around and talking to people then I guess there is no cons.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Entry level campaigner"

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    Former Employee - Entry Level Campaigner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Entry Level Campaigner in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make a real contribution to the world working with Greenpeace,.Co-workers are passionate about saving threatened areas of the world and endangered species,, friendly, and helpful. Work outside.recruiting new members and educating people about critical environmental issues campaigns and previous victories

    Cons

    Poor, inadequate training and communication. No steady work schedule. Work of new-member recruitment is done by stopping strangers (passers-by0 to tell them about an important environmental issue, what Greenpeace is working to solve the issue, and how they've succeeded before . It's tough work -- I imagine harder than "cold calling"

    Advice to Management

    Need more in-house training for new people in sales techniques and more practice to supplement written materials and on-site role playing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Work, Tough Quotas, Unorganized Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The field work can be a lot of fun while canvassing. The co-workers were amazing, and the office culture is very uplifting.

    Cons

    4 out of the 10 people in my orientation group made it to staff after the trial period. After that, 3 of the 4 of us failed to meet quota and were let go unceremoniously. It's a great cause and can be a lot of fun, but you must kick booty at this job if you want to make it.

    Leadership was all over the place. There are some great people working, but communication is not their strong suit.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenpeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to move around within the org.

    Great atmosphere with a laid-back environment and everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is not as great as the private sector.

    Company needs to work on being more inclusive of diverse people.

    Advice to Management

    Management is taking great strides to better their equity and diversity within the org. I think they are on the right path.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Please do not apply"

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    Former Employee - Frontline Activist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Frontline Activist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no definitely no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Standing from 10am to 615pm 5 days a week hours are non negotiable have to earn 150 a week in donations or your fired which is unrealistic, this ''non profit"company is very money focused and who knows if the money that people donate actually goes toward the cause and not into the pocket of the CEO


  7. "door to door canvasser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Greenpeace full-time

    Pros

    Good pay ok people good cause it's my first job so I just have to deal with it. Very relaxed called in sick my 3rd day of work and day after

    Cons

    Harass people feel like im scamming u have a quota. Cant take no for answer from people the pitch they make u say sounds fake

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our own pitches alot of people really dont like the ones u guys have.

  8. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Frontline Canvasser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Frontline Canvasser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenpeace part-time

    Pros

    I liked working here great work

    Cons

    standing long hours for too long

    Advice to Management

    long hours you have to stop


  9. "Good work for the right reasons"

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    Current Employee - Frontline Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Frontline Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenpeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really incredible team of people to work with in Frontline

    Cons

    If standing for long periods of time or closing a sale makes you uncomfortable this job can be incredibly difficult.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hardest Job"

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    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Very enjoyable if you like to travel and meet people and believe in the cause.

    Cons

    If you don't meet quota 2 weeks in a row your out.

    Advice to Management

    Unreasonable expectations


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