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Working America Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "most of the people you get to work with at the entry level are great, working outside, good pay" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good gateway to the labor movement" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Additionally, door-to-door fundraising is not sustainable long term" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Nobody wants you at there door at that hour asking for money" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Community organization"

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    Former Employee - Community Organizer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Community Organizer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Working America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome friendly environment
    I learned alot from this organization

    Cons

    I wish there was year around work available


  2. "Not terrible. . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Working America full-time (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

  3. "Please care about your canvassers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Working America full-time (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.


  4. "Field Canvasser"

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

    I worked at Working America full-time (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.


  5. "Good group of canvassers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. "Canvasser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back and chill environment

    Cons

    only temporary work. Wish i couldve continued.


  7. "Good Workers, Dishonest Middle Management"

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

    I worked at Working America full-time (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

  8. "Field Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  10. "Really great pay but temporary position."

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Working America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The exercise and the people you work with are friendly and passionate. Also they pay a great hourly wage of $15.

    Cons

    When I had my observation the terrain was very difficult. Some people didn't want us there after dark and called the police on a few canvassers.

    Advice to Management

    I had the observation and would've been hired on but a hiring freeze had been put in place. I wish I knew that beforehand.


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