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I worked at Earthwatch full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – They were a nice non profit company While I was there everyone was getting along fine. It didn't feel like a high pressure environment. They have offices in the UK, Australia Japan and were working on a China office when I left ,due to the recession
Cons – They need to rely on donations to survive so when the economy is down they have trouble
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-13 16:18 PDT
I have been working at Earthwatch full-time
Pros – The people are the best part of this job. Really genuine co-workers who are pleasant to work with.
The mission is a strong driving force of Earthwatch and so you know that good day or bad, you are all there to make a difference in scientific research, conservation, and sustainability. Sometimes researchers come to give us a talk about their work or we hear from employees who have been on expeditions so you are consistently reminded of why you do the work you do.
The office space is very nice. It's bright and open with large windows along one wall and the cubicles aren't really cubicles. Each typically has only one high wall so it doesn't feel claustrophobic or dark. Also, even though the office isn't downtown (it's near Harvard) it is located along a few major bus lines, walkable distance to the T, and there's a large parking lot.
It's an international organization so you get to interact with people from around the world.
Cons – Like any non-profit, there is a lot of turnover and a struggle to meet financial goals and allocate resources effectively. So you have to be a patient and resourceful person who is very adaptable to changes large and small.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-07-10 19:20 PDT
I worked at Earthwatch full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Mission provides opportunity for wealthy people to connect with science.
Cons – Pay is much lower than other organizations and benefits are restricted.
Advice to Senior Management – Study salary compensations for other organizations. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-06-09 10:37 PDT
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