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Working America Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2019

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Working America CEO Karen Nussbaum
Karen Nussbaum
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Pros
  • "Good pay (between 12-15/hour for entry level, non-management), and great benefits (health insurance, occasional per diems with travel opportunities)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits for entry-level(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Political Canvassing job is tough(in 8 reviews)

  • "No job security it's almost like contract work(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Community organization"

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    Former Employee - Community Organizer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Working America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome friendly environment I learned alot from this organization

    Cons

    I wish there was year around work available

    Working America2017-04-18
  2. "Good benefits, milquetoast organization"

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    Former Employee - Field Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Working America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay (between 12-15/hour for entry level, non-management), and great benefits (health insurance, occasional per diems with travel opportunities)

    Cons

    Very bland, toothless campaigns and questionable decisions by higher-level management. Often guilty of holding promises of promotion over employee's heads for months or years. Sometimes fired people for no reason. Also, for a union-funded organization, had surprising and hypocritical response to the notion of workers, especially supervisors, engaging in collective action.

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers as less disposable, and embrace some campaigns that actually reflect your core values.

    Working America2019-01-25
  3. "Not terrible. . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Working America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel, lots of excercise, good pay, benefits, sick days, per diem, covered travel expenses, ect

    Cons

    fundraising, training is not terribly riveting, hotels are hit and miss, cross-train lifestyle can be difficult, the job can become very monotonous

    Working America2018-11-05
  4. "Please care about your canvassers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Working America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and that's about it.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, constant revolving door of canvassers, loyalty to numbers only, not people.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your canvassers, without them, nothing gets done. Their jobs should not be so temporary.

    Working America2018-11-13
  5. "Field Canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Former Union Staff Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Working America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Support a good political cause if you are a strong democrat

    Cons

    They only pay you 2.5 hours out of 8.5 and tell you its part of interview process. Too demanding on how many doors/people you talk to to get responses. Workers not properly trained or knowledgeable to be soeaking on political issues and candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Train your trainers! People doing the training and field observations are not knowlegeable on issues.

    Working America2018-10-15
  6. "Good group of canvassers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Working America full-time

    Pros

    Lots of fun progressive people early on. Get to walk around outside all day.

    Cons

    Hiring got crazy a few months before the election so it got hectic and people weren't trained well. Had to still walk and make quotas in rain. When the election ended so did the jobs.

    Working America2018-08-19
  7. "Canvasser"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Working America

      Pros

      Laid back and chill environment

      Cons

      only temporary work. Wish i couldve continued.

      Working America2018-07-20
    • "Good Workers, Dishonest Middle Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Working America full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      most of the people you get to work with at the entry level are great, working outside, good pay

      Cons

      unrealistic quotas, expectation of dishonesty to meet those quotas, resistance from mid-levels of the organization to honesty and transparency--you will have to "tell them what they want to hear" to move up, most work is temporary, unrealistic travel expectations, mid level management work in places with no offices and are invisible except when they meddle in things with no real idea of what is going on

      Advice to Management

      more transparency, trust and honesty; to be community organizers you have to actually be a part of a community

      Working America2018-07-31
    • "Field Director"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Working America full-time

      Pros

      Working in the labor movement, important and powerful contribution to local and state campaigns

      Cons

      Inconsistent support and expectations for Field Directors across the country.

      Working America2018-07-26
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      "Trainer"

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

      I worked at Working America full-time

      Pros

      They pay good and the people are kool. Everyone tries to act professional but then get high at work and half the time people sit at parks all day and don't due their jobs

      Cons

      They require you to get food to door donations, or your fired. Managers tell you if you want to keep your job donate your own money and say you got it from people at there door. It's all b.s

      Advice to Management

      Don't expect people to get $15 donations a day then not be able to get it yourself. Don't pull the people you like aside and tell them the secret to keeping your job is donating your own money and lying about where it came from

      Working America2017-12-31
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