Employee (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 January 2018
Really great place to work . Boss's are very underatanding , if you have an issue with absolutely anything all you need to do is tell them and they will work something out . The overall work atmosphere is just amazing , if you go in feeling down there's no way your leaving without a smile . Any bad reviews are just people with personal issues .
Call Centre Representative (Former Employee) – Peachland, BC – 10 January 2018
Working while going to school was easy because they are very flexible when scheduling. They want you to be happy and do what they need to hold onto the staff they have. Great people and great work environment
SALES REP (Former Employee) – Everywhere – 24 October 2017
This is not a Customer Service job it is a Door to Door Sales Rep job and a complete waste of time. They lure you in with a nice job ad saying $20/hr and than try to convince you the job is worth it. Complete bull.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 July 2017
always meeting new people and who doesn't like helping children in the process. loved the start to the day, we would all get together and cheer and chant then go out to lunch before we started at 2 pm.
Great job if you have previous experience in sales
Canvasser (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 22 June 2017
A typical day at work isn't bad. You go in, talk with coworkers, practice your pitch, then you go through a group pep meeting. After that you go to lunch with the team you're assigned to (usually fast food), then get dropped off in your territory with a map and canvass until you get picked up. Back at the base you wait until other people show up, do another pep meeting and go home feeling pretty good. Even if you didn't meet your personal goals for that day.
Although if you've had a couple of rude prospective clients, or someone mocked you as you were leaving, it's best to keep those thoughts to yourself. As positive as an environment as this was, the only way to keep it was to purge all bad thoughts the second you meet up with your fellow canvassers again. You're not allowed to vent, despite the friendliness of the environment will lead you to believe.
The pep part will take some adjustment if you're introverted, but you'll get over it after a couple days. However if you're not used to talking to strangers and trying to convince them to be interested in what you've got, or walking for long periods of time, I'd recommend moving on.
Overall even though I didn't work here long, I don't regret it. It was even fun at times. If you want a new life experience to look back on I highly recommend it.
TLDR: This job is for people who are extremely optimistic, used to rejection, can walk for long periods of time, and are used to a working structure similar to door to door sales.
Great coworkers, upbeat attitude
Long hours on your feet, can't talk about the negative aspects of the job
Official Canvasser (Current Employee) – Alberta – 3 May 2017
At TNI I have gained a lot of experience about people and how you can relate to them, amke them feel comfortable and break the ice with strangers. In 3 months I have learnt more than I would have in years working in a solitary environment. Though it is really cold going door to door during the winter months and only the driver gets to have the car. If I asked to stay in the car to warm up a bit my boss would say go sit on the bus bench... That defeated the purpose of getting warm and sounded really rude as my hands felt frozen...
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 April 2017
Independence is key People do not like door to door sales no matter the cause very multicultural The hardest part of the job is being on your feet all day with one hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks The networking is the most enjoyable part of the job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 March 2017
They want you to guilt people into buying their products "World Vision, Because I am a Girl", etc. When I got trained they told me to play on their emotions. If there were kids shoes in the door way, you really play up the kid card. "What would you do if your child was starving in a village?" Horrible. Management in Edmonton also makes fun of employees when everyone has left for the day. You start work at 2- and end at 10. Not a lot of life balance.
Amazing People who work at there top best for the company
Platinum Marketing (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 February 2017
This was an awesome job to be helping out kids all around the world loved working here. The staff and manager loved to inspire everyone that worked there loved it. Manager was a pretty amazing guy!!!!!
It is important though, that when you do contribute you don't contribute in the wrong way. Many marketing/networking agencies now make profit on "selling" monthly packages of "monthly donations" to charity via door to door sales. The money goes straight to the network inc which they use to pay canvassers at collection agencies a minimum wage or higher and expensive electronics such as IPAD minis which they use to sign people up with an NPO. Of course the money the does not go to the NPO it actually goes to TNI .
long hours, knowledge that you are doing a bad thing