New York Public Interest Research Group Reviews

Updated Jan 5, 2021

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3.4
57%
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83%
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New York Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Blair Horner (no image)
Blair Horner
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "It strengthens your everyday communication skills(in 10 reviews)

  • "Opportunity to make a lot of money fundraising for summer canvass(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Canvassing can be very taxing, physically and emotionally, and it's simply not for everyone(in 17 reviews)

  • "Misleading : commission-based (i(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Meaningful Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work, supportive team, good earning potential

    Cons

    late hours, pays only commission

  2. "Awful"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and good exercise.

    Cons

    Lies and deception are the name of the game.


  3. "Managing canvassers"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Field Manager 

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay compensation was pretty good

    Cons

    Hours were not the best

  4. "Pretty great place to get your start"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, great benefits, learn a lot

    Cons

    hit or miss experience depending on what campus u get assigned/supervisor you have.

  5. "Great job if you're a good fit; unfair to their workers"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Canvasser 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay on good days. Meet passionate, open-minded people. Learn and get paid to share knowledge on environmental issues. Work outside. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistent "sales"-based pay. Lack of support from mgmt. You're dropped off on turf and they drive away-- good luck!

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  6. "Great Organizing Experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people and great issues

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility

  7. "It was ok"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You work at your own pace

    Cons

    Low pay and not good to build a career. Just looks good for the name.

  8. "Horrible"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Community Outreach 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time

    Pros

    This experience was one of the worst I had. Everyone cares about what they do it was a horrible experience.

    Cons

    I do not know how this is legal

  9. "Great summer job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Campaign Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Interest Research Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work starts in the afternoon, casual atmosphere, long lunch, student-friendly, opportunity to gain responsibilities quickly

    Cons

    Work ends at 10pm~, commission only

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  10. "Canvasser"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Interest Research Group

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere, hard working people, good cause.

    Cons

    Can be very intense, some days you may not make any money, and it can be a very frustrating gig.

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