Greenpeace Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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Greenpeace Directievoorzitter Kumi Naidoo
Kumi Naidoo
127 Ratings
Pros
  • "There was a very inclusive culture, which created an enjoyable work environment(in 37 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, great mission(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours that take a tole on your physical and mental health(in 14 reviews)

  • "Easy to get fatigued of canvassing(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with beautiful ethics and a welcoming atmosphere."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Fundraiser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Greenpeace part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming, fair pay schemes, great management, flexible.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but generally not a problem.

  2. "Great place to work and experience an NGO"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Greenpeace International in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace for less than a year

    Pros

    - Responsibility and hands on experience - Lovely passionate people - Interesting campaigns and contribution opportunities - Opportunity to communicate with other NGOs and enviromental specialists

    Cons

    - Little structure to the internship - Long hours - Pay - Few opportunities regarding the career

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Never again!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Frontline Canvasser in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary of £8 an hour plus bonuses was good

    Cons

    .Long hours of travel .Standing in the pouring rain and trying to look happy .Being threatened and insulted by members of the public on a daily basis .Constant pressure to meet targets .Feeling like I was just conning elderly people into giving away what little money they had

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  4. "Learned a lot but little pay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Public Engagement/Fundraising in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Canvassing really helped me improve my communication skills and all my coworkers were great. I would suggest the job to people who need to fill a gap in their resume but are passionate about the cause.

    Cons

    Long hours that take a tole on your physical and mental health. You need to be a certain disposition to be rudely turned away 50 times a day. Pay was not enough to stick around.

  5. "Frontline Activist"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Frontline Activist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time

    Pros

    good work community and inspirational work

    Cons

    long hours knocking door to door

  6. "Rewarding Job but Difficult"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PTO, great cause, great co-workers, great pay for Florida. Bosses actually understand mental health days, separate days for "sick days" and "mental health" days.

    Cons

    Long hours, quota-based, no job security, hard to move up without relocating

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  7. "Loved it"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great team, great growth potential

    Cons

    Long hours Short strategic cycles

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Motivating place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time

    Pros

    You’ll work with some of the most brilliant and dedicated people you’ll ever meet. Exciting organization that works at a fast pace.

    Cons

    Long hours, evenings and weekends. The salary is both higher than many grassroots groups and lower than other large groups.

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    "Frontline Fundraiser"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Greenpeace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    $15/hr with training at a slightly lower rate Great people to work with, full of personality Well-organized company Great benefits for those who work for 60 days or more

    Cons

    These are just cons of on-street fundraising work in general: Long hours standing People can be mean to you (Ladies) people will probably hit on you several times a day

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  10. "Hard"

    2.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenpeace

    Pros

    Paid training and great people

    Cons

    Long hours hard working standing for long periods of time

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