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Helpful (3)

Better run than many non profits

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at Oceana full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Efficiently run; great colleagues; social activities; seeing results from your work

Cons

No employee development programs or education benefits (common for a non profit)

Advice to Management

Foster your employees with continued training and mentorship - they'll stick around longer

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Prestigious, but lots of work done by only a few.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brand name Celebrity A-list backers Noble mission Modern offices Office events

    Cons

    You could be doing something very easy and very boring/repetitive; or, you could be doing everyone else's very fast-paced challenging work that gets shrugged onto you

    Advice to Management

    See who's necessary and who is not


  2. Helpful (8)

    Great place to work, not always easy, but great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceana full-time

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

    Pros

    Oceana is an effective organization that is really helping to save the world's oceans. How cool is that? It is also a young organization and so employees get significant responsibility and the ability to build new ideas, digital efforts, campaigns and the like. Also, Oceana is international and you get to work with smart, interesting colleagues from Brazil, Chile, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Belize, Peru, Philippines and more. And, the staff and management at Oceana are all impressive and smart and generally nice. There is a core of long term managers and directors who are committed to the organization and have helped it achieve a lot.

    Cons

    Oceana is growing fast and is very results driven. So, there are a lot of new projects, change and expectation of people achieving a lot. Everyone works hard. So, it can be rewarding but also hard work (and not always easy). Also, because Oceana is a young organization there are a limited number of positions to advance into. It is possible to move into new jobs but that often comes from growth. And, most of the training is on the job.

    Advice to Management

    More training might be a good idea. As the comments below show, there are communication issues. Ironically, one of them is communicating to staff how the present (and long in place) CEO, Board and management team are responsible for much of the success, teamwork that many former employees feel so passionately about.


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