Conservation International

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2 people found this helpful  

CI - Sunny place to work.

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Current Employee - Development Associate - Nonprofit in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Development Associate - Nonprofit in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Conservation International

Pros

Great environment, high potential for mobility across departments. Run like a for-profit, so highly efficient, and produces results.

Cons

Difficult to get to know everyone - not many opportunities to meet everyone in such a big company. Corporate-like culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to value younger/new employees (recent grads). Many are full of ideas, but are relegated to administrative tasks for years (rather than just in the beginning).

Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, challenging changes to direction.

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Conservation International

    Pros

    CI is full of talented, energetic, and passionate people who truly care about their jobs. It's a highly flexible environment allowing alternative hours, working from, travel opportunities, and good leave policies. Regular company events, happy hours, 'brown bags' allow social and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    As a large worldwide organization it is possible to get lost. There are limited upward advancement opportunities. Recent changes in structure and mission have been challenging to morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CI has grown very fast and become a great organization, but there seems to be some element of 'founder's sydrome', while the organization hasn't lost its dynamism it has begun to drift.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conservation International

    Pros

    Great benefits, and interesting informative brown-bag presentations that seem to be encouraged to attend by everyone, which was nice.

    Cons

    This isn't the friendliest office I've worked at - I honestly feel like the atmosphere here is a bit "cold" and clique-ish unless you are part of the "in" crowd. The management style also can be a bit alarmist- ie, it is difficult to tell what is truly "urgent" versus something important that could be worked on over the next few days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make priorities clearer so as to reduce day to day stress that is a result of feeling like every task given to do is of equal importance or "urgent." Also occasionally check in with employees to make sure people aren't truly feeling overworked- I frequently overheard people talking about how they had to stay late frequently to work, and how they had too many deadlines.

    Approves of CEO
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