Environmental Defense

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Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
33 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very strong people, mission, network, and commitment to results

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bright people, reasonable work-life balance, exciting projects, competitive compensation, entrepreneurial, taking cutting edges to solve the most difficult problems, has a diverse and helpful network that is used for fundraising but also advancing program goals, good focus on getting tangible, measurable environmental results, unusual discipline for a non-profit organization

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, some lack of transparency into management decisions, need to improve cross-programmatic work in some areas, tough to get a job, as it is a very competitive landscape with lots of applicants for almost every position that opens up

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful culture and passionate people

    Cons

    Somewhat elitist, can be hard to move up

  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Really nice, passionate people. Everyone is willing to give a helping hand. I enjoyed working with numerous projects during my time there. It was great.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't great, but what can you expect when you work at a nonprofit. Regardless, I would recommend a job at the EDF to anyone.

    Recommends
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    Nice organization to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays well. Get to work independently. Learn a lot about helping organizations improve energy efficiency. Proactive staff. Good for the environment.

    Cons

    Have to pay for expensive training up front. Reimbursed later.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Passionate people, pragmatic enviro ngo, bad salaries and inexistent career development for junior staff

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The people that work there are great, passionate and interesting; great colleagues.

    Cons

    salary and lack of carreer development plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great work environment with capable collegues that are all passionate about many facets of the environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a very professional work environment and your colleagues are always willing to share and collaborate their independent work.

    Cons

    Management is always willing to listen but not often willing to move on policy which sometimes leaves them behind the curve. Overly cautious but nonpartisanship can be helpful later on.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization that balances competing priorities for the planet and people.

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    Current Employee - Program Associate
    Current Employee - Program Associate

    Pros

    Very pragmatic, yet innovative organization to work for. Seeks to accomplish large-scale environmental change with as many partners as possible. Strong organizational culture. Supportive work environment. Upper management/executives are open and receptive. Strong leadership throughout organization.

    Cons

    For new hires, it can be tricky to integrate into and navigate the organization. Programs and departments operate in silos and there is less cross-departmental communications and coordination.

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    Great work environment with a powerful mission

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Employees passionate about mission, supportive of work/life balance

    Cons

    Disorganized management, sometimes offices outside NY/DC feel "less than"

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    Improving the voice of people in the organization beyond management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Passionate pragmatists

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

    Pros

    This is a great org to work for if you care about pragmatic solutions to environmental problems. Middle management is generally great in my experience, caring about their employees and generally seeking to encourage professional growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is a little detached, and often times the pressure to fund raise overtakes other work priorities. While personal and professional growth is encouraged there are limits and promoting from within seems rare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Environmental Defense is a great place to work for. The company does great stuff that is beneficial to future.

    Cons

    Environmental Defense is top heavy in some departments

    Recommends
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