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Gained great professional experience with one of the leaders in Exploration, Research and Conservation

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Former Intern - Grants Program Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Grants Program Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at National Geographic as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great company values and mission, friendly and excited colleagues, encouraging environment, various company events, reasonably- priced and tasty cafeteria food

Cons

Difficult database entries and work with the database program itself

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Amazing brand, but lack of leadership and future direction

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Geographic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    amazing brand, rich history, fantastic work/life balance, great people and location. The explorers and Missions initiatives are exciting and make you proud to work at NG.

    Cons

    misinformation fed to the top, politics rather than merit determine decisions and opportunities, loaded with B,C and D level players, especially for senior management

    Advice to Management

    Seems like NG is only successful when business is licensed to a third party to manage. Need to figure out right structure and hire competent people to enable NG to run a successful business internally.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great mission, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Geographic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fascinating projects all around the world and photography that is unequivocally the best in the world. There are some really dedicated and brilliant people there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the executive management group seems unable to run the place. They are given to hiring inexperienced people for top jobs, there are no negative consequences for leaders who lie, management training is an after thought, and many toxic work situations are routinely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about covering your butt and start making the place a great place to work. Focus on real career paths, training, be serious about removing abusive managers, stop paying lip service to what needs to be done, forget mission 2015--that was worse than a high school clique. Do something that is inclusive, be transparent and support the brilliant and committed people that work there.


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