Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife Reviews

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    Good people, but save the world with meetings

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Defenders of Wildlife full-time (more than an year)


    Good people, especially the field staff I worked with, and people are committed to the mission. I had a fantastic boss in the field conservation program. I learned a lot about the issues and was given lots of opportunities to learn, take on responsibilities, travel (due to my job duties). I was given credit for my work in a very positive way.


    A decent amount of inefficiency and sluggishness at HQ. Save the world "one meeting at a time." I heard some complaints about politics "up high" in the organization but didn't experience them directly. I expected more camaraderie in DC but sometimes it felt lacking.

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    More transparency about some of the tough staffing decisions that were made.

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Defenders of Wildlife Interviews

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied online – interviewed at Defenders of Wildlife in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy - I feel like they would hire any one that's young and naïve. I really didn't find it challenging. But then again they seems to desperate to get people on board I think that's why it was so easy

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1947
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Defenders of Wildlife goes on the offensive for animals. The group is a national not-for-profit membership organization devoted to the preservation and protection of native wild animals and plants. In addition to species and habitat preservation, Defenders lobbies Congress for sound environmental policy development and has specific conservation programs for Alaska, California, Canada, and international locations. It also publishes Defenders, a quarterly magazine for members; an annual report on endangered lands; and state wildlife viewing guides. Founded in 1947 as... More

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