Home Fundraising Employee Reviews about "team leader"

Updated 22 Jan 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. "just here to say"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Home Fundraising full-time

    Pros

    great team responsive team leaders very ethical just cool people

    Cons

    if you are not up for cold calling or have any sort of issue with door to door work... don't bother

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

    3.0
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    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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  3. "Good income security but success is gold dust"

    3.0
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    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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  4. "Glad its dead"

    1.0
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    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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  5. "Good summer job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time

    Pros

    Training was good and skills learnt were transferable. Team leaders and managers very helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Long hours constantly on your feet going door to door.

  6. "Fundraiser"

    1.0
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    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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  7. "Misleading job advertisement for Fundraiser, lack of pastoral care"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Fundraiser 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    My job at HOME was a quick way to raise some funds part-time I met and worked with some genuinely lovely people

    Cons

    It was not made clear to me from the start that my two days training with HOME would not be paid. I just had to accept this as I got deeper into the process of working with HOME. My team leader did nothing to deal with a severe case of bullying/ threatening on one of my shifts which ultimately led to my resignation. My manager used manipulating techniques when I said I felt unsafe at work

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  8. "Life Skills"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get sales experience, you have to opportunity to be promoted to team leader and get management experience. There's a lot of fun people working here and you have some cracking nights out on payday (Friday). Higher than minimum basic wage, I'm on £8.50/hr. Plus you get bonus for performing well. Travel the country, see life from every angle, meet some incredible people on the doors, encounter situations on the doors that you never thought possible. Holliday pay. Friendly staff, friendly and effective management.

    Cons

    Can be disorganised and hectic at times. Very high turnover means there's a lot of new faces, and lots of people you'll see one day and never see again. If you can't do the job, don't expect to keep it, it's a target driven environment. Anyone who has a half decent personality (or a nice pair of t*ts) shouldn't worry about not performing. Long days outdoors in the heat/cold/rain.

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  9. "Lacking in ambition"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High earning potential of you are good Short shifts Social life

    Cons

    Poor support available for staff members Strong pressure placed on staff to give up extra time for free/ work extra hours for free- actually probably to an illegal level based on pressure placed on staff to comply with this Hire anyone just to hit shift targets despite some staff clearly being unsuitable- unable to speak english etc- Makes team leaders jobs virtually impossible at times and massively lowers morale Lack of support for team leaders- just constant expectation and suspicion Succession of exceptionally poor managers and deputy managers- seems to be a lack of support here as well No incentive for top performing team leaders to progress- pay cut is as high as 50% for some Team leaders looking at the leap to management (I saw our managers hit monthly office bonus twice in 4 years)

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  10. "HOME Fundraising review"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - NONE 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Fundraising part-time

    Pros

    Meet good friends. Can be a fun relaxed experience with the correct team leader. Base pay is still good without bonus. If you are good at the job you can make A LOT of money.

    Cons

    Its door to door. Have to be exceptional to work part-time. Sucks to be rejected multiple times at the door. You will be hounded about your performance. Are not afraid to fire you. Its door to door...

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