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Overall amazing
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 13, 2018
It's hard work canvassing, but the coworkers are very supportive and progressive. They encourage me to continue to be better and it's great to be immersed in that environment. There is a quota but it's easy to surpass and really makes sense because Greenpeace needs to continue to be effective and efficient.
Pros
Free food often
Cons
Out in weather
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They lie about the position available
Fundraising & Recruitment Associate (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 21, 2018
They put fancy names on positions that are not what they say they are. If the job is 98% canvassing. Put that a canvassing job is available. Not a "Entry-Level Environmental Nonprofit Fundraising & Recruitment Associate". It was a waste of time for an interview. No experience is necessary for this job, so stop poaching for people as such. The job title on Indeed.com cant be longer than 50 characters to review. So instead don't fool people into canvassing. Be real about the work instead of poaching people.
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5.0
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Hard working but amazing staff
Canvasser (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLAugust 16, 2018
Couldn’t have asked for a better staff and co workers, just super hot doing door to door in summer in Florida. Overall a great learning experience and step into environmental work.
Pros
Paid time off, paid sick days
Cons
Quota and heat
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Greenpeace was great
Frontline Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 10, 2018
Super laid back place with strong passionate individuals striving to a common goal. I was a part of the fundraising team, and training. I visited different locations in the DMV area which was fun and exciting as the rotation took place daily. Overall fun place to work at if you care about the purpose or mission of the organization.
Pros
Super fun
Cons
Lack of advacement
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3.0
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All about the enviornment
Canvasser/Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 24, 2018
The greatest thing about this organization is how much they care about the WORLD. You can tell that all employees truly put care and passion in all they do as much as their hard work.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Sometimes leadership roles were given to wrong people
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The perfect place to work. Perfect combination between science, activism and environmental protection.
Fundraiser - Frontline Team Leader (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAApril 16, 2018
Excellent professional environment, managers are approachable.
Most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to get paid to be a voice for such important matters.
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4.0
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Great organization, Pay could be better
Organizer Contract Position, Greenpeace (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 31, 2018
I love this organization and there were many great perks about working here. The people in this organization are amazing. The pay could be better, I barley earned enough to pay my bills and I could not even pay them all. $20 an hour not bad, but it's expensive to live in the bay area where their office is located, so the pay could be better.
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demanding job
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 23, 2018
this was a demanding job with unrealistic expections of how much money they wanted you to raise and how many new members you needed to join the cause. If you didnt get the amount that they wanted you were put on probation for a week and if you still did not meet their expections they would fire you for not meeting thier unrealistic expections of wanting to get an amount of $850, and get at least 8 to 10 new members with a minimum of $50 and maximum of at least $300
Pros
worked outside
Cons
no benifits
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Canvassing Inclusively
Recruitment Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 4, 2018
With Greenpeace, we canvassed on city blocks and door to door. I learned a lot about connecting with people on a personal level and how to exchange care or energy for membership to a company that will actively positively affect the member's concern. The management was great. They were very relaxed and gave a lot of space for us to canvass in our own way. They were very helpful and like mentors in a sense to the newest persons working. The environment was amazing, they were considerate of pronouns as well as impact versus intent in interpersonal miscommunications. The hardest part was leaving. And the most enjoyable part was showing up everyday.
Pros
Paid travel
Cons
Quota
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Fast paced mission oriented setting
Payroll Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 2, 2018
A typical day at work at Greenpeace involved contacting over 15 different office locations to retrieve payroll information for Direct Dialogue employees. These individuals were paid varying rates dependent on the number of donors enlisted. Processing payroll for full-time salaried employees and campaigners traveling the globe on GP ships.
Pros
comraderie when missions completed
Cons
low pay if not in management
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Good work environment
Community Organizer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 26, 2018
I met a lot of really cool people that helped me with my sales and communication skills. It was a very friendly place to work. The managers always helped with any problems the employees had.
Pros
friendly
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if youre a scammer it is the right place for you
Brand Ambassador/Canvasser (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 18, 2017
i worked as a canvasser but it is sales oriented you need to charge and scam people, get their credit card numbers and charge 50 dollars a month. they let you go if you dont get a certain amount of members
so its always about money
Pros
greenpeace shirt
Cons
goals and sales oriented
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3.0
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Encouraging Team
Frontline Canvasser (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 4, 2017
At GreenPeace there is a lot of support amongst the team. We encourage each other to sell and sign up members so collectively we could help create environmental protection regulations
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Get the feeling of changing the world
Activist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 19, 2017
If you are thick skinned and able to take constant rejection for hours at a time, if you are persistent and passionate about what the company stands for, you just might be able to walk away every day with a sense that you effectively made the world a better place
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Effectively kind
Volunteer Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2017
I had the opportunity of defending a cause while working with people form all over the world in a very peaceful and organize environment.i worked with people from many countries and had had to show the ship to visitors and possible collaborators.
Pros
great people
Cons
temporary job
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3.0
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Greenpeace Canvasser
Canvasser (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 16, 2017
I worked as a canvasser at Greenpeace San Diego. I was part of a team that would go door-to-door speaking with the public about the work Greenpeace is doing and requesting contributions. It is a great way to obtain experience at a non-profit organization and network with environmentally conscious people. The job requires odd working hours (nights and weekends). A great job, except that you are expected to reach a weekly signup quota so job security is nonexistent.
Pros
Working towards a great cause, super progressive and inclusive culture, gets you out into the world and interacting with the public
Cons
Requires working nights and weekends, no job security, can be stressful especially for introverts
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4.0
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Really fun people to work with
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 14, 2017
It's canvassing . Canvassing is hard. But the people you meet, their values... top notch. It's $15 an hour if you become a staff member by passing their training. But I'd work there for the culture. Unfortunately, it's not easy to work at a place with poor job security, and canvassers who don't make quota get booted. It's how the job works.

Those are my two cents.
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5.0
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Good Experience as Temp
Funds Collection (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 14, 2017
Green Peace is an organization that's dedicated to preserving natural planetary assets. If the world had more money than it knew what to do with it clearly would be preserving the richest of the natural wonders that our planet has (that cannot be recovered once gone). Green Peace is dedicated to achieving this kind of preservation within the constraints of its budget.

Rainforests in Indonesia and Latin America account for something like 20% of the different species on the planet within a small geographical area and their deforestation is a huge and wasteful problem (small companies looking for cheap sources of paper etc.).

The work itself is easy, you just knock on doors of past donors and get them to sign up again for a regular monthly donation schedule. If you're efficient, this job pays well and doesn't take that much time.
Pros
good pay, relaxed environment, good causes
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Company makes you feel like we are a family
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 21, 2017
Working at Greenpeace has been a wonderful experience. It has show me that they are more than just an environmental advocate but world advocate for any one or thing that effects the world negatively.
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
Some long hours
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Fun but need work
Canvasser (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 12, 2017
No sick day compensation

No safety in the streets

Management is always available though so thats a big plus

just didnt like it as a whole and honestly would not go back
Pros
lunch time is consistant
Cons
outside for too long
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