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Updated July 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Felt good working for a good cause (in 9 reviews)

  • Great collegues and team leaders, always helping you (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 30pm-11pm and was paid for 5 hours (in 8 reviews)

  • My team leader often walked off and I got lost in random areas very late at night (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "No bad"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser
    Current Employee - Fundraiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Fundraising part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and fun environment. Salary not commission based. Lucrative bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Hard work. Takes up your whole day and you only get paid for 5 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive to your employees time.


  2. "Learning curve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers were friendly and very motivating

    Cons

    Since it was an outdoor job,extreme weather conditions made it difficult to work.

  3. "Really good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time

    Pros

    Work alongside a wide range of really interesting people.
    Sociable job
    Always moving and kept active
    Free food!

    Cons

    It easy to feel disheartened in this job
    Sometimes feel like a nuisance as naturally a lot of people don't like you knocking their door.
    Can be difficult to meet targets


  4. "Difficult"

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Fundraiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time

    Pros

    -It's really easy to get the job and get few days of salary.
    -at first everybody (staff) is really friendly
    -you will make friends while at work
    -high bonuses if you get really good at your job (some people get hundreds of pounds of weekly bonus)

    Cons

    -bad luck can cause you to get no/very little signups in a week which means they'll kick you out with almost no notice
    -if you don't get really good really fast, staff stops being that friendly
    -you will be a victim of "old players" taking advantage of their terrain knowledge leading to more signups for them and less for you
    -they will require you to be ready for work as early as 2 full hours before your shift, but there is no chance for ending your shift even 5 minutes early

    Advice to Management

    -there needs to be a little more control over team leaders


  5. "Home Fundraising"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Fundraiser in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Fundraiser in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking for a job where you can progress and move up the ladder HOME makes it easy to do this. After about a month you can do team leader training and become a team leader which helped me get my next job.

    Also, the bonus is good if you hit the targets. A lot of people on here say its difficult to hit targets, but if you concentrate on the job and focus during shift you wont find it difficult unless you're a social cretin.

    Cons

    They hire just about anybody that can speak english and give them a chance which is a good thing in a way, but a lot of people complain constantly which puts me in a bad mood.

    Also, if you hit targets and stick around for a while, they dont want you to leave and when you do they "pressure" you into staying.

    Advice to Management

    Cants speak for all the offices but where I worked in Leeds the management was good. My advice would be to be more strict on the people you let in, so that Team Leaders dont get it in the neck for people who simply cant perform no matter how much the team leader trains them.


  6. "Only good to make quick money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time

    Pros

    You get paid every week

    Cons

    People are so too faced including managers who talk behind people's back with their favourite employees. They expected you to always meet target even though at the interview they say it's all about awareness and letting people know about the work that's being done but once you start they expect you to turn into a salesman and go knock on the same doors that's been knocked on a thousand times and have annoyed people shout at you.

    Advice to Management

    Find new locations and stop being so immature and constantly firing people for no reason.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "not worth it - unorganized management, possible ILLEGAL procedures"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Fundraiser in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Fundraiser in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good if you need a job quickly, they'll respond to your application within a day.
    Not stuck inside, get to walk around in fresh air
    Evening hours, good if you're a student

    Cons

    Not paid for the hours spent travelling from office to site. I'm pretty sure THIS IS ILLEGAL. (as the commute is necessary for the job, and occurs after you've arrived at the work office where the company is based. Look it up.)
    -- E.g. leave your house at half 1 to get to the office by 2pm, and shift only starts at 3.30pm. Finish shift by 9pm but often wouldn't be back home until 10.30/11pm. Paid 7.50/hour for 5 hours, but time out of your day is 9-10 hours. That means you're only being paid about £4 an hour.

    Extremely unorganized Leeds office. E.g. didn't keep track of when employees were working, on holiday, or quitting. Several occasions asked to come into office on days off, either to hand in tracker phones or sign up forms, or because they thought you were on shift. Once on holiday and 4 hours drive away and asked to bring in equipment to the office due to disorganization of the managers making me team leader on my last shift before holiday. They then attempted to blame their disorganization on me as I had not told the manager on the day that it was my last shift before holiday, yet they have synced calanders which tell them who is on holiday, and are in charge of making employees team lead.

    Often made employees to run a team of fundraisers out of no choice, given less than 12 hours notice and no training for this leadership role.

    Have to pay for non-reimburssable travel tickets to sites in Leeds postcodes, often 4.20 per shift.

    Humiliating and psychologically damaging working environment, as it is basically cold calling and although charity work can be inspiring, being rejected for 5 hours and often be verbally insulted by strangers is degrading and depressing.

    Often made to work in horrific weather, including hail and heavy wind and rain.

    Managers often used guilt-tripping tactics to encourage us to work, suggesting we've "lost money for charity" when the team doesn't reach their standards. Hypocritical, as they've often said reimbursements for travel tickets come from the company money, not the charity money, so logically the wages are the same. Hypocritical when they say that the shift hours of 8-9pm are "power hour" and the possibility for sign ups is highest, yet they often send home teams of fundraisers if they are on zero sign ups.

    When issues discussed above are brought up to managers, they never respond appropriately, treat employees coldly and not deal with the complaints even though several employees have raised them.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize your company, treat employees better. Provide team leader training that is easy to access for part time workers. Pay your employees for the hours commuting.

  8. "Enjoyed it but could never do it again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy make £1k week once know what your doing. A lot of friendly people there. Chances to see first hand what charities do

    Cons

    Management aren't the best if your not a yes person like they'd like you to be. A lot of fake personalities and negative people also it's like you have to baby sit a lot of people there.

    Advice to Management

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  9. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Charity Fundraiser in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Charity Fundraiser in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ok trainning, working within 3 days. Freindly staff

    Cons

    Long hours, not much team leadership, very low pay if you don't get sign ups.


  10. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Fundraising part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Easiest job interview ever, all you need is the ability to speak English
    - Get paid for training after 30 shifts

    Cons

    -Salary is 7.5/ hour for a 5-hour shift, but usually you need to be at the office at 1 and arrive home at 11.
    - You will be fired if you cannot meet their unrealistic target.


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