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Nextwave Advocacy Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engaging Side Hustle"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nextwave Advocacy for less than a year

    Pros

    You make your own schedule in hour blocks, they ask for 2 or more hours at a time, which makes sense because its telephone work, it takes a bit to get into your groove. They have weekend work. Its not sales, your telling people about political topics and seeing if they support it. If you work 20 or more hours you get $2.00 dollars and they offer other bonuses.

    Cons

    It is contract work so it is not steady. There are down times between projects offerings, but they do seem to have stuff always coming in.

    Advice to Management

    Have more work because I like doing this. I would rather not have the downtime.

    Nextwave Advocacy2018-11-08
  2. "Was a good work from home work job."

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    Former Employee - Outreach Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nextwave Advocacy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Set your own hours, Easy job, No sales.

    Cons

    Projects end soon without notice, sometimes weeks without work

    Advice to Management

    A better heads up on closing would have been a professional thing for management to do.

    Nextwave Advocacy2019-05-13
  3. "Waste of Time"

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    Former Employee - Outreach Specialist in Remote, OR

    I worked at Nextwave Advocacy for less than a year

    Pros

    You select your own work schedule and it pays weekly.

    Cons

    The managers during the initial training were so rude on the calls and refused to answer questions. The weren't consistent on treatment of employees during the call. I witnessed a manager not allowing an agent to reboot the computer and observed another manager allowing another agent to reboot the computer during a training call. You go through all the training and purchase a specific headset, working only a short while...

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    Advice to Management

    You should train your recruitment team and managers to questions during training calls. Also, all managers should give the same directive on training calls.

    Nextwave Advocacy2019-06-10
  4. "Decent freelance gig"

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    Current Employee - Writer/Editor 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nextwave Advocacy for less than a year

    Pros

    It pays a pretty good rate for work-at-home freelance work. Work has been pretty steady, and there's also readily-available support from team leaders if you're working during the day. They also have started paying a little bit for the time spent reading and getting up to speed on new projects. They do also offer bonuses for working extra hours on some projects.

    Cons

    As with a lot of freelance work, it can be a little feast or famine. You also may have to work on projects that might go against your political or personal beliefs, or miss out on the money.

    Nextwave Advocacy2019-03-29
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Work at home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Nextwave Advocacy

    Pros

    Weekly pay, can schedule your own hours

    Cons

    This was a complete waste of time. Took time to interview and go through training only to be told there's no work available. Then , I was contacted about a month later and assigned to a project and was removed from that project on the first day because their rude team leader said she didn't have time to answer my questions. What kind of job doesn't assist their employees if they have a question regarding the work on...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more professional team leaders who know how to talk to people respectfully and stop wasting people's time!!

    Nextwave Advocacy2018-09-07
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good for Side Money, but Projects Can End Without Notice"

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    Former Employee - Grassroots Outreach Writer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nextwave Advocacy for more than a year

    Pros

    I signed up to be a transcriber/grassroots outreach writer during my last year of college to make a little extra money for bills, groceries, textbooks, social life, etc. The money was decent and I was always paid on time. It was interesting to listen in to people's opinions about various political issues, whether I agreed with them or not. As a journalism student, this job also helped me refine my transcribing and writing...

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    Cons

    The work could be tedious at times. The major con was that I was told via email that the campaign I was working on was over and that I wouldn't have any work until further notice. So that was that. I checked in via email a few years later and asked if there were any open projects or campaigns, and I was told NextWave stopped contracting people in my state! Some kind of notice or heads up about that would have been appreciated....

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    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE and be transparent with those you employ.

    Nextwave Advocacy2018-03-29
  7. "Great side gig"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nextwave Advocacy

    Pros

    You learn about interesting topics and issues, ranging from super-local to nation-wide. If your work is excellent, you can work on more than one campaign. The schedule tends to be flexible. It's fun to listen to phone calls, because there are some very talented people on the outreach team!

    Cons

    Sometimes, there's no work (and therefore no pay). Because you're an independent contractor, there are no benefits. There aren't any opportunities for advancement in the company, other than moving to the editing team.

    Nextwave Advocacy2018-01-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your precious time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Nextwave Advocacy

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    If you are at all adept at making cold calls, this "job" is still not for you. You will spend a dozen hours going through their screening, spend money buying a specifically designated headset, learn their non intuitive poorly designed and complicated routine (not paid time), eventually get "hired" and after a month of no contact, realize that these guys are just yanking your chain. All for $11/hour.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business.

    Nextwave Advocacy2018-01-11

    Nextwave Advocacy Response

    January 15, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. If you signed as an outreach organizer, the screening processes includes an audition call where you leave a message and then a phone interview. During the phone interview our recruiters are careful to explain that the work is episodic and can be sporadic ...

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    "Outreach Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nextwave Advocacy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training. They really prepare you for each project which can be a challenging. You do have to be able to think to work here. The people are one of the things I like most though. They are fair, work with a sense of humor but professional.

    Cons

    Work can be irregular. Work many hours for months on end and then things dry up for a while.

    Nextwave Advocacy2017-11-12

    Nextwave Advocacy Response

    November 13, 2017HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and your years of hard work and patience contracting with us.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Get paid to help make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Writer 
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    I have been working at Nextwave Advocacy

    Pros

    They pay a great rate for this type of work! As a writer on the GO team, you are helping people to participate in the political and governmental process, which is wonderful. After the interview and training, all communication is conducted via email.

    Cons

    This job is project-based, so while the hourly rate is good, there may be very few chances to actually pick up shifts. For example, it was nearly 2 months before any work was available after I was hired and it has been almost a month since that project ended. This is definitely not a job that you are going to be able to support yourself and your family with.

    Advice to Management

    Update the language in the training manuals!

    Nextwave Advocacy2017-11-06

    Nextwave Advocacy Response

    November 13, 2017HR Manager

    Thank you for the feedback! You are correct this type of contract work is not geared towards being a primary source of income. Could you please share which manuals you would like to see updated? We would like to review them and see what changes can be made in light of your comment. ...

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