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PETA Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Working in animal rights activism is immeasurably rewarding (in 40 reviews)

  • You will go home each night knowing you are making a difference in the world (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is low, but that's to be expected (in 9 reviews)

  • In fact they are supporting a bunch of vegan hippies use women as sex objects and degrade the work of animal rights (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Junior Intake Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Junior Intake Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Junior Intake Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people across the country to directly improve the lives of animals, learning how to respond to a variety of emergencies, development of professional skills, an incredible team of leadership, speaking with people about animal rights issues, working with inspiring activists, saving lives, overtime available.

    Cons

    occasional long hours or late nights

    Advice to Management

    It was very important to me to have a management team that encourages self-care and promotes a healthy work-life balance, and I found that at PETA. Please continue being wonderful!


  2. "The work is so rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many remote opportunities, which allows a great degree of flexibility.

    Cons

    As to be expected with any non-profit, the pay is a bit on the lower end.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "PETA Intake Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PETA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at PETA is great--you are immersed in an all-vegan work environment, spend your day knowing you are making a huge impact in animals' lives, learn specialized skills including how to interact respectfully with law enforcement agencies and activists, are exposed to a plethora of volunteering opportunities, and work with really amazing people for the world's largest animal rights organization.

    Cons

    Work hours are sometimes unpredictable/long, and there are often too many cute dogs around.

    Advice to Management

    Management for this position is top-notch. Keep supporting your team members and encouraging us to learn and grow.


  4. "PETA Pride!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PETA full-time

    Pros

    PETA is a wonderful place to work! It's a supportive community of like-minded people determined to make the world a better place for animals. The culture is collaborative, adaptable, and creative, and the work is difficult but extremely rewarding. The staff consists of smart, sensitive, uniquely talented individuals, and it's a pleasure to work alongside them. Victories for animals are happening left and right as awareness grows, and anyone who cares about what's right and is disgusted by injustice will thrive at PETA.

    Cons

    I've only been with PETA for about six months, but in my time here I can honestly say I've been so impressed with how well-run and on top of things the company is and by how much it accomplishes. The only thing that comes to mind is just that it's hard sometimes to turn it off--this is definitely not a job you leave behind at your desk. That's not a con, just may not be right for some people looking for a 9 to 5.

    Advice to Management

    Keep steering this ship until every animal is respected. We'll get there!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I worked here 16 years"

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    Former Employee - Former Fundraising Director in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Former Fundraising Director in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PETA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The #1 reason to work for PETA is to be part of the most effective animal rights organization in the world.

    Cons

    If you're not comfortable with the idea that this work is more than "just a job", it's probably not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Eat well, get enough sleep, and live forever! I know first hand how smart, effective, and talented the leadership team is.


  6. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PETA full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that encourages growth and offers a lot of training

    Cons

    Passive aggressive management in the Production Department that does not respond well to constructive feedback


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect gig for dream job status"

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    Current Employee - Online News Content Writer
    Current Employee - Online News Content Writer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PETA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work remotely, which is a huge pro. Given that I'm not in an office, it's also great to work with a knowledgeable and supportive team that's always available. My work feels valued by by colleagues. I love that in my own way, everything I do for a living helps save real lives. Working in animal rights activism is immeasurably rewarding.

    Cons

    It's easy to get wrapped up in work.

  8. "Why I love PETA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PETA full-time

    Pros

    fulfilling, great co-workers, great atmosphere, office dogs, vegan food

    Cons

    living in LA makes the pay look low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay according to living wages


  9. Helpful (3)

    "How did I get so lucky?"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PETA is an amazing organization and I wish more people knew about all the work PETA does for animals behind the scenes. I constantly wonder what I could possibly do after this that would be as fulfilling. I hope I don't have to think too hard because I'd like to stay with PETA for a very long time. One of the best parts of my job, besides knowing what I do every day directly benefits animals, and besides my incredible colleagues , is that I am able to work from home. I repeat... How did I get so lucky?

    Cons

    Not a place for people who aren't passionate about animal rights. If you are, you'll be right at home. If you aren't, well this job just might change you anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic work!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great working environment, with the usual nonprofit downside (salary)"

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

    I worked at PETA full-time

    Pros

    Big fan of their mission and commitment to principled actions. Great positive attitude and collaborative sprit among employees

    Cons

    Low pay made it difficult for me to stay long-term.


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