National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly work environment where they generally appreciate hard work.

Cons

Not much room for advancement due to the small size of the organization. Departments are fairly compartmentalized.

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  1. Great Mission, Great People, Not a Great Employer - right now...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are extremely dedicated to the cause and love their work. The mission is valuable and valuable changes are underway to make the organization more profitable and more effective in their mission. I have high hopes for the future.

    Cons

    While the changes being made are for the better and will ultimately, I believe, be good for the organization. Not enough emphasis is being put on how to work more efficiently. Staff would and could work so much smarter with a fully staffed and skilled IT department. The recent survey done that showed strong dissatisfaction was interpreted incorrectly. The problem is not with the staff. It's that there is not sufficient infrastructure, capacity, or budget to be able to serve the needs of the organization. Work life balance is talked about, but with departing staff's positions not being replaced and the work not being discontinued, dedicated staff are taking on more and more work and senior management seems unaware of how this dedication is the ONLY reason the great work is being accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting toys - I-phones are for play, not work. Also, please start taking a real look at the workload people are taking on in order to continue projects after staff has left. Please revisit the stop doing list. non-management staff work extremely well together. We communicate well and support each other in our work. I'd suggest taking a harder look at how senior and mid-level management communicates and works with each other and take some lessons from your staff.


  2. Was once proud to work here, but with the new regime', it's a challenge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Salaries are fair-to-good. Most people that work here are conscientious, and work hard with not a lot of support.

    Cons

    Lack of respect from the new executive management team to the 'old-timers' with institutional knowledge at the Trust. Older staff people being laid off in record numbers, with new hires coming in at almost as fast a pace. This is how the new regime will get the complete organizational loyalty they are sorely lacking-by hiring new staff, regardless of their competence. No or little involvement in decision making process with the regular staff, which has been an ongoing problem for years, and has continued even more so. Most people that have tenure here are concerned about their future at the Trust on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the people that do the day to day work in the decision making process. Try to show that they value the current tenured staff, and make them feel part of the new Trust, unless their goal is to follow the Mitt Romney model of gutting the organization and rebuilding it, not caring about who is in the way, or whether it is a viable alternative.


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