Generally enjoyable workplace and management training
Field Director (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – December 2, 2018
In my experience, I was required to develop relationships with organizations that generally had a compatible vision of expanding economic liberty. I found those relationships generally rewarding. I also found tremendous reward in the relationships that were developed with my volunteers, as well as the people that I managed professionally. I also found my experience of deployments to Louisiana and Missouri , and learned a great deal of colleagues that I has met while there.
Comradeship among colleagues, opportunities to learn
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 3, 2018
Volunteering for Americans for Prosperity (AFP) was very exciting, especially during the 2016 election cycle.
Making cold-calls took a bit of getting used to, but was a great learning experience in dealing with stress and both pleasant and unpleasant people.
The people who oversaw the volunteers were fun people to be around and let us have space to make the calls.
They compensated us with meals and drinks every time we volunteered and at the end gave myself and several others a free trip (airfare and hotel paid for) to Orlando, Florida for their annual conference in September 2016.
Field Director (Current Employee) – United States – August 3, 2018
If you are young and single this is a great and fun place to work, but if you want to have any semblance of a work-life balance then this isn't for you. Be prepared to constantly be pushed for more, more often than not in ways that don't make sense or that are not realistic to the mission and vision. Very limited opportunities for growth unless you are a high metric performer, so hopefully you live and work in an area where there are high levels of engagement.
Regional Field Director (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – July 7, 2018
As the Regional Field Director i was responsible for volunteer recruitment, retention, and execution of volunteer events. This involved traveling to where the volunteers were and meeting with them. Educating them on the mission of AFP and getting them plugged into the community i was building.
Field Director (Former Employee) – United States – June 23, 2018
Advertised as a way to impact policy and educate voters, but their definition of educating voters and ACTUALLY educating voters about policy are completely different. Stated focus is on building relationships with volunteers and activists, but actual focus was on the numbers of volunteers one could recruit regularly. State leadership seemed to be more concerned about making the state look good to national leadership (i.e metrics) than about educating activists. Not a lot of autonomy in our state - if idea didn't come from above, it was usually discouraged. That being said, there are many great people working for AFP throughout the country, people that view the work AFP does as critically important instead of a resume-builder.
Decent pay and benefits.
Focus on numbers instead of people, laughable bonus structure.
Great place to work if you believe in free-market values.
Grassroots Director (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – May 15, 2018
This is one of the most effective free-market grassroots organizations in the country. Unfortunately, they have a reputation of having a revolving door, and layoff 30-50% of their staff every two years. It's a good launchpad for your career, but don't get too settled.
Good pay and great benefits.
Long hours, very demanding goals, little work-life balance.
Field Director (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 19, 2018
National staff doesn't understand what goes on in the states. There is no work life balance, and they just push negatives and do not build up with what you are doing right. There is only what you are doing wrong. The benefits are good, and you believe you are working towards a bigger/more common goal, but you are treated as a pawn vs. a person. Again, no work life balance.
Field Associate - North Carolina (Former Employee) – NC – January 25, 2018
Knocked on doors or made phone calls to let people know about the issues that apply to them in the state. spoke with people to get responses to questions that we asked. People were very receptive to what we asked.
Policy Intern (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – June 18, 2017
Great place to work, awesome culture with awesome people. Unfortunately, pay is not very well but all colleagues are smart, passionate people. Everyone works towards the same goal, which makes the place truly special.
Field Associate (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO 80111 – May 19, 2017
The job allows the employees to work whatever times they need to, as long as they meet the weekly requirements. The employees and managers tend to have a bias towards politics which does not support the companies vision.