Best Friends Animal Society

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    Putting my skill set to work for the animals - total fulfillment.

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    I have been working at Best Friends Animal Society full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    -A cause I fully support
    -Pioneers in the no kill movement; innovative programs and approaches to sustainable solutions
    -Some of the most intelligent, level-headed, warm and humorous co-workers I could wish to work with
    -A large enough organization that has well developed internal systems (that are always being fine-tuned) to support the needs I have to get my job done (request portals for any computer needs, design needs, ordering needs, etc., as well as an extensive on-going training catalog - for both computer program skills and HR - training/communication/management type classes.
    -Competitive benefits and salary packages - particularly for a non-profit
    -Given a lot of freedom to grow programs, build process/procedures, take initiative when a gap is identified, in order to rectify, etc.

    Cons

    -Best Friends is growing at a high rate and with that growth comes change - if you can't embrace it, it might not be the best fit for you. I happen to enjoy trying new things/new ways and don't like to get into the stagnant zone.
    -Working remotely with so many other remote employees, as well as the base camp in Kanab - you do need to be able to proactively stay connected to your co-workers in order to create your "team" experience and level of connection to your colleagues - it's up to you.
    -While the compensation packages are quite good and thoughtfully compiled the insurance providers for medical and dental have been a little bit challenging based on what is actually covered and how recognizable they are to medical professionals in my area (they may be more well known in the UT area), which causes me to do a lot of proactive phone calling and leg work to confirm coverage etc., before I make any appointments.


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    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Best Friends Animal Society (New York, NY).

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    Email for the first interview came the next day after applying. The interviewer was warm and provided some great info, including benefit info (wonderful benefits). Asked standard questions (weakness, conflict resolution, compromise, history with working with animals, why you want to work there, what do you know about the org). Waited 2 weeks to see if I made it to next round, but when the manager called they had already filled the position. Said there were always openings coming up so another position might open soon. Invited me out to 2 week long working interview (required for hiring). I would be responsible for ALL costs, but would be paid $10/hour and $12/hour if I got hired.

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Website www.bestfriends.org
Headquarters Kanab, UT
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Nearly 30 years ago, when Best Friends helped pioneer the no-kill movement, more than 17 million homeless pets were dying each year in our nation's shelters, according to the Shelter Pet Project (consisting of Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council.). Today, that number is around four million unnecessary deaths annually - that is tremendous progress, but Best Friends is committed to reducing that number to zero. By implementing targeted spay/neuter and TNR programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, and by increasing the... More

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