Public Outreach Employee Reviews

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Productive and fun work place
Professional Fundraising Coach (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON28 February 2017
This was one of my most memorable jobs I've had, because the work you are doing is amazing and gives you a sense of purpose when you wake up in the morning. It was also amazing to fund raise for charities that you are personally very invested into. The managers and CEO's of the company were very respectable people who knew how to run a company.
Pros
Great work environment and work/life balance.
Cons
We still worked long hours outdoors even if it was raining or very cold.
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Good Experience, but not for me
Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON3 January 2017
Great work environment. Super friendly co-workers. Tough job to excel at. Didn't make it past training week, but had I been able to be an asset for the company I would have continued to work there.
Pros
Great way to work on interpersonal and communication skills
Cons
Dealing with people on the doorstep can really bring you down
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Don't work here
Face-To-Face Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 June 2016
terrible management! my first day of training was so disorganized - they didnt have sufficient equipment for the trainees nor did they give us our lunch break - we had to go and ask! there's also no job security and they don't pay you $14/hr until after the training period, and making it past that doesnt usually happen since you have to reach a quota of monthly donations - otherwise they fire you.
Cons
poor management, long hours in the heat, sketchy
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Poor Company to work for.
Door Team (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 April 2016
The management I found to be very fake. Super goal orientated to get monthly subscriptions for charities. The whole premises generated quick turn around in the workforce, where I worked with over 30-50 People among my shifts, that were almost always new people that just got the job. They constantly tried to use the new energy as a kick board, and then let go off the new employees within the start of their contract. Sad to see it operate. If you want to be employed for 2-6 weeks, go for it.
Pros
Outdoors
Cons
Always outdoors, no matter the weather, still expected to meet quotas
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Do not work here
Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 June 2016
The office is run very poorly; you show up at 9:30am for 30-60 minutes of paid fun and games with the staff and if you are even 30 seconds late for fun and games they use it against you. Within your first 2 days you are expected to meet the same quotas as the people who have been working there for years upon years. You have a typical half-hour lunch break, but then you also have a paid half-hour break later in the afternoon. You then are supposed to finish working at 6, but they let you go around 5:45 and pay you until 6 anyways (why get upset at being a minute late in the morning if they just end up letting you off early?). They will fire you almost immediately if they don't like you personally and they will use the smallest excuses as scapegoats. Once they fire you they will tell you that the office isn't doing very well and they just need to let some of the new people go (when in reality you're the only one), then they will tell you the office has been losing money, but they don't seem to realize how much money they're wasting just with how they run the office.
Don't work here.
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Awesome place to work
Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 May 2016
A typical day at work is great, you get to talk to a lot of new people,learn a lot about the world, co-worker are very friendly the best part is that you get to save people and have fun doing it.
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Fun workplace
Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 May 2016
- fun and interactive workplace
- always kept me thinking and my day was never the same as the other ones
- very non judgmental work environment
- the hardest part of the job was the long hours/walks during the summer days
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An amazing learning and networking place to work
Coach Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2016
Goal oriented but motivating team leads and coaches; fantastic pay structure and benefits.
Fun trips and loads of growth opportunities. Flexible full time to part time options.
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A great place to develop leadership and sales skills
Coach and Fundraiser (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 January 2016
As a fundraiser you will learn to deal with rejection, to sell your ideas well, and quickly, and you will test your emotional, mental endurance.

You won't learn alone! You'll be supported by a caring and passionate group of misfits with a keen desire to improve the world.

In a short period of time, you will be given leadership opportunities - don't miss out!
Pros
Great People, steady income.
Cons
Performance Based.
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Fun Group
Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 January 2016
Morning meeting, hit the field. Learned a lot about personal values as well as verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Management was really questionable, they were only around half the time and didn't really have helpful answers to questions. Co-workers were un****ing believable people. Hardest part was taking a no. Most enjoyable part was making a stranger smile.
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High energy and self motivation
Professional Fundraiser and Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 October 2015
Very demanding job when it comes to results. Every day motivating yourself and others to continue to make the most out of every conversation. Fun place to work and great team atmosphere, however having a numbers based job can become stressful without the right support. When there is a strong leader, there is lots of learning.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Evening shifts
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Amazing co-workers
Professional Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2015
Very fun and laid back job. You meet amazing people and have interesting conversations with them. It is a hard sales job to convince people to sign up for monthly donations to charities but there are always people out there who care and want to be a part of it. You are merely giving them the opportunity to contribute.
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Fun and people oriented environment
Fundraising Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton location14 July 2015
Great way to fulfill the inner most need to contribute to the over health and wealth of life. This environment was mostly with young people (in their 20's) and to take care of the logistics for them so they can go out and create change, felt like the puzzle is complete. Everyone had their part to play and there was a lot of vitality in the workplace.
Incredibly transparent as well, seeing young Managers start out and blossom into leaders that are not only competitive but stand out and become the exception to excel in their position.

HR is always supportive and leave you feeling good about anything that's required. Great company to work for.
Pros
Flexible in position
Cons
Sometimes short on materials due to miscommunication
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Fun Company, nice people, Stressful environment very concentrated on sales
Sales (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 July 2015
a typical day at work involved moving between areas to try and gain sales or 'pacs'
learnt how to approach people and how to have confidence engaging people in the street
co-workers were friendly enough
hardest part of the job is not stumbling your words when trying to engage a potential sale
talking to different people is the most enjoyable part
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Fun workplace with a great learning environment
Door-to-door fundraiser/supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 May 2015
A typical day began with a meeting and skills workshop and ended with a few hours of walking the streets, knocking on doors and signing up monthly donors. I learned how to communicate very effectively and how to handle success and rejection well. It was a fun environment and filled with very supportive people.
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The best job I've ever had
Team Leader, National Recruitment (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 April 2013
A typical day at work consists of working in a exciting and charismatic team of individuals, raising money for charity.

I've learned how to communicate with a variety of different personality types, be my best self, and use these skills in all aspects of my life.

Management is supportive and encouraging of creativity

Co-workers become friends quickly

The hardest part of the job is adapting to new conversations and personalities constantly!

The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you're working for some of the world's most influential non-profit charities!
Pros
amazing working culture!
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Great experience
Associate Fund Raiser (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON11 December 2013
Fundraising door to door projects with an exciting, diverse and professional team. Public outreach is committed to its goals of honest, respectful and effective service. This is a great place to work to develop skills in the non profit industry, customer relations and networking. Teams are well managed and committed and innovative employees are rewarded well with responsibilities and competitive pay rates.
Pros
collegues, ethic, opportunities for development
Cons
late working hours, high employee turnover, weather exposure
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Great seasonal or temporary work.
Canvasser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 January 2016
Only good for seasonal work, or you have to enjoy it a lot, which is hard to do when you get pushed to sign people up that don't want to sing up.
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Exciting and Unexpected Working Days
fundraiser (Former Employee) –  toronto18 June 2013
Working as a street fundraiser on the streets of downtown Toronto for some of the best and most popular NGO's. Amazing group of people to work with that are caring and compassionate. It was always a pleasure to go into work each morning but the work it TOUGH!! It can be mentally draining trying to get the attention of passing-by people so you have to have some thick skin to take rejection
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
long commute
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Productive workplace where you make a difference
Mall Canvasser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 May 2013
The job is fun and exciting on good days, you talk to people all day, but on days when you are not feeling well it can be very emotionally and mentally draining, you need to invent your way of staying motivated. I learned to be a lot more outgoing and talk to any kind of person. Management is so wonderful and the pay is amazing. Overall really great job.
Pros
Awesome co-workers
Cons
Coommute can be a bit of a hassle
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