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    Great Mission! Satisfactory Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chain of Custody in Richmond, VT
    Current Employee - Chain of Custody in Richmond, VT

    I have been working at Rainforest Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)


    I found the organization to be a great working environment with great benefits. Staff are professional, honest and are working at RA for the right reasons. The opportunity of working with great companies and seeing the industries that Rainforest Alliance engages is a wonderful benefit. The job will be what you make of it as management does not have much time for oversight.


    The organization does not tend to invest in their workers much aside from initial training. It is very easy to hit a ceiling when it comes to career growth. My best advice to a new hire is to explore all avenues while considering other divisions within the organization for growth. Fighting for rights as an employee would be career limiting at this organization. Human Resources is present to protect the organization liability. Decisions for advancement are subjective and have been made poorly behind closed doors by this organization in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote managers that cannot perform into project management and away from managing productive staff. Don't be afraid to fire employees that cannot contribute to their teams goals. Promote and seek out management staff that have had their boots on the ground and understand the industry.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Editorial/Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rainforest Alliance.

    Interview Details

    H/R phone interview first. Manager phone interview second. In-person group interviews (3) third and final interview before offer. H/R called all of my references. H/R process was unprofessional and I felt they did not know what they were doing/offering.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you make our repetitive subject matter sound exciting in writing time and time again.   Answer Question
    • I was told that everyone already owned their projects, which left me managing people, but not managing particular projects. I was asked how I would allow others to hold onto their duties with their individual projects. I was asked by the same people who didn't want to give up any of their power, and it was easy to see that they didn't want any change, but also that the position would not offer much growth and ownership to whomever took it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The hiring process was long, complicated, and unpredictable. In the end, what I was originally offered did not match what I would be getting on paper. It was unfortunate that the H/R process ruined what seemed like a good position and company. But a company is only as good as the people who represent it and what I was told by H/R kept changing and made me uncomfortable.

    Declined Offer
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Website www.rainforest-alliance.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Agriculture & Forestry
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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