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Great place!
Field Director (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMay 14, 2019
AFP was a great place to work. There was constant challenge to improve but also allowed for flexibility to chart those paths on your own. I really enjoyed my time there.
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Can be an exciting place to work
Field Director (Current Employee) –  United StatesAugust 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.
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Not as advertised
Field Director (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 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.
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Decent pay and benefits.
Cons
Focus on numbers instead of people, laughable bonus structure.
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Great place to work if you believe in free-market values.
Grassroots Director (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 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.
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Good pay and great benefits.
Cons
Long hours, very demanding goals, little work-life balance.
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Must believe in the mission
Field Director (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMarch 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.
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Great Leadership, Wonderful guiding principles.
Field Director (Current Employee) –  Winter Park, FLFebruary 21, 2018
To create a free and open society for all Americans is the objective of this organization. With the amazing leadership and the perfect structure this organization is well on it's way.
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Great place to learn professional policy politics
Field Director (Former Employee) –  Greenwood Village, COJanuary 7, 2017
It's a good company overall, especially as a first real job in politics, the benefits are wonderful, no one gets rich in policy politics so I can't say the base pay is great but it's not terrible. The healthcare benefit was extraordinary and vacation time was very fair. To be honest it is a job for a younger person, there is very little upward mobility at the state chapter level. There are opportunities if you want to recloate, but for a family person who gets involved to make a difference in their community, this is not a practical nor desirable path. I will also say that in my time with AFP it went from people centric culture to numbers transfixed culture. I left because I was paid at a level that was fine for relationship building and policy fights, not anywhere near a level that made what amounted to extreme "sales pressure" to hit numbers acceptable. The bonus structure was not at all an incentive as it assumes one of the main things AFP fights, one size does not fit all. Not all field offices were evenly equipped not all areas had field offices, and not all areas are the same. Innocence the bonus structure often it affect was the company picking winners and losers, it's the same complaint they make about the federal government. W

All that said I still rank AFP as a great place to learn politics, and policy, and To equip yourself with tools for this profession. I just do not believe it is a long term viable option as a career path.
Pros
Extreme flexibility
Cons
Limited advancement, public message conflicts with business practices
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Pretty Awful
Field Director (Former Employee) –  United StatesDecember 13, 2016
Go work on a real campaign. If you have any campaign experience, get a field director job with another one. It's a corporate nightmare to get anything productive done. Not exciting work. They don't care about field staff. They think good ones are expendable.
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Technology, Purchase card, Pay is alright
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Communication, Hours, Bureaucratic, Stability, Boring
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4.0
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Top of the line job for anyone interested in economic politics.
Field Director (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHDecember 12, 2016
Americans for Prosperity was a very enjoyable place to work. The company culture is fantastic and the culture aspect of the job is a priority of the organization. There is lot of freedom and flexibility within most roles in the organization. Anyone wanting to get a good start working in politics should look here first. Very few organizations including the political parties can compete with the experience and opportunity that Americans for Prosperity provides. All levels of management are very friendly and very open to respectful challenge. There was never a time where my opinion or input was not ignored or disregarded. Most positions within the organization require a great degree of self motivation and independence and hard work is rewarded very frequently. I would recommend this organization to anyone who wants to start working in policy driven politics.
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Worked with coalition partners; advocacy industry leaders; and, other third party activists to enhance campaign scope and visibility.
Tour Director (Former Employee) –  Arlington VAJuly 25, 2014
Managed on the ground operations for multiple national public awareness campaigns to advocate for health care reform. Work extensively with Regional Directors, State Directors, and staff on health care, energy and various regulatory issues.
Developed tailored messaging for each event that addressed geographic and demographic issues, evolving situations, and latest polling data.
Managed finances to ensure each campaign stayed within budget constraints and maximized resources.
Worked with coalition partners; advocacy groups; federal, state, and local governments; industry partners; and, other third party activists to enhance each campaign’s scope and visibility.
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Managing a nationwide team
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