Home Fundraising Employee Reviews about "sign ups"

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Can be a fun relaxed experience with the correct team leader(in 13 reviews)

  • "IF you do well, the ability to earn more as part of their aggressive bonus scheme(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "If don't get many sign ups then you get sacked quickly(in 26 reviews)

  • "There is slight competitiveness in the work which is not expected when it is for charity(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My role: TL ---- You can actually make a killing and be ethical and save lives."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Fundraising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good fun Make friends Make money Save lives Get promoted I made $450 in a week and you can do team leading like myself and get payed £10+ but you have to have you're whits about you, all i can say is don't do anything dodgey and you wont get the sack.

    Cons

    Sometimes you question if whether what you are doing is right, for instance the company itself will take the first 12 months of monthly donations bare in mind that less than 30% of donors actually give for more than 12 months, some days the managers can make you feel like you're walking on egg shells. Say goodbye to you're social life the only kind of social life you're going to get is the occasional pint with the guys in a pub on the friday night and chances are you're going to be working Saturday just to boost you're wages especially if you're on bonus scheme, which i will explain: Bonus: Basically in order for you to be entitled to bonus pay you're expected to meet the following requirements: If you work full time you must get 7 sign ups everything after is worth £30. If any of you're donors cancel within the 2 weeks before you're bonus pay then you will not receive bonus for the said sign up.

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  2. "Shocking"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible weekday hours, good pay

    Cons

    Managers were unsympathetic, had to knock on people’s doors up to 9pm at night, they would sack you if you didn’t get a certain number of sign ups and frankly didn’t care

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  3. "Can earn money fast, but bullying management style"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Can very quickly earn lots of money. I worked 3 shifts a week for 6 weeks and earned nearly £1000 - Quick progression. I was made team leader within a week (means more money). - Pizza Wednesdays if you're in to that sort of thing - Training last hours, and only get paid for it if you cover more than so many hours.

    Cons

    - The management style is bullying. Managers would often sneakily follow you round in Taxis to make sure you're not slacking. - As team leader you recieve texts every few minutes supposedly to 'motivate' you. Text every time another team gets a sign up or horrible texts if there hasn't been one for a while. Often swearing and threatening. - If don't get many sign ups then you get sacked quickly - Low job stability - Expect alot of unpaid hours from you. Shift was 3-9pm (I think) with half an hour unpaid break. Expected you to be at city centre office unpaid for around 1:30pm, couldn't make own way to start point. Not good is planning to drive there not get public transport - Only reimbursed for travel outside the 'S' postcode, which covered way more than just Sheffield - Often expected you to know past 9pm, which is illegal and unpaid

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  4. "Good income security but success is gold dust"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paid Fundraiser in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was above minimum wage (rather then paid by commission) Travel costs are paid for Almost all team leaders were friendly and supportive Weekly training (with pizza!)

    Cons

    Time taken to travel Awkward hours (3pm-9pm) Very low success rate for getting on the door sign ups - not surprised in this day and age

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  5. "Glad its dead"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Putting "charity work" on your CV after you quit in a weeks time

    Cons

    Its horrible. A total lack of structure. Management is useless. The pay is the bare minimum. The hours are unreasonable and you end up working way more than you're paid for. Pretty sure HOME is just a well disguised multi level marketing (pyramid scheme) sham rather than an actual fundraising company. Team leaders are a bunch of clowns that constantly hound you to push and pester in order to get sign ups and reach unreasonable targets. You have to show up no matter the weather or risk immediate dismissal. A girl was attacked by a dog that came out of a house as soon as the owner opened the door and ripped into the sleeve or her jacket. Our team leader told her to shrug it off and carry on. I left immediately after.

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  6. "Awful company that exploits its workers and donors"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Home Fundraising

    Pros

    Getting to meet some lovely people on occasion

    Cons

    Impossible targets set Objection handling is just a way of making poor people feel guilty for not being able to donate The company deliberately targets poor areas as they believe they’ll get more sign ups there

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  7. "Good for Quick work but really tough to stick around"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job to get Work with some incredible characters Paid Travel Bonus scheme

    Cons

    Ultimately a Sales Job Awful weather and horrible people at the door Paid 5 hours for a 8 hour job when factoring in how early you have to be in office and how long it takes to get home. Sign ups are part skill , part luck Teams of low performers are normally put together making it difficult to progress. Some charities are easier than others , i.e. well recognised charities like BHF or Blue cross are easier to be on.

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  8. "Fundraiser"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time

    Pros

    Get to see different people If you survive through a lengthy of time of knocking many doors and get sign ups in the field, you can upgrade to team leader with higher pay while knocking doors and team sign up bonus. After that, you can think of their office position”MANAGEMENT” admin, HR etc because they only promote internally

    Cons

    - first they lure you in with touching stories of fundraising - second once you’re in the field, all they care about is the daily target hit (how many sign ups) - you don’t get any bonus as starters until you reach 24 sign ups in a week which is very hard for completely new starters - inconvinient hours 1-9pm with half an hour break where you were told by team leader the location (usually outside a conviene store/bus stops) - toilet break, find your own toilet when you’re knocking doors, no one cares - no excuses about the weather, rain/snow/wind/hail etc. You still are required to be out

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  9. "Home Fundraiser"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Manchester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company with great values. The Bonus Scheme is very rewarding and the people you work with are friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the people you speak to may be rude or offensive. You may sometimes feel that sign ups is the only thing that matters.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "A total waste of time"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Fundraising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can meet some nice people among the average HFR guy and on wednesday you can get a free slice of pizza if you survive the buffet mosh pit generated by the offer.

    Cons

    The management must have some serious issues since all the team leaders in the company are rude, absolutely unprofessional and with no ethic. They break all the rules you hear during training smoking weed, stopping people in the street, trying to get sign ups in stores and pubs, entering building with any possible excuse (aka lying). Sometimes you will need to walk 2 hours just cause they didn't plan in advance their route. Above all, the best thing is that you get dismissed if you don't get enough sign ups per day.

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