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Changing the way environmental NGOs provide services, focus on process can be overwhelming

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Rare

Pros

Occupies a great niche within the environmental NGO space, the org is growing rapidly and evolving so the work is challenging, people are friendly and hard-working

Cons

Lack of management training in upper management combined with lack of time to devote to on-the-job training means that mentorship opportunties are few and far between. The company does provide each staff person a generous budget for external training. Many systems were designed for a larger organization (which Rare expects to grow into) so work can seem onerous at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more staff management opportunities
Grow all functions in the regional offices to make them more independent of head quarters

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart and fun employees that work hard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rare

    Pros

    The best things about Rare are the staff. Employees are passionate, smart, hardworking people.
    The fact that it is a small organization means your voice is heard. There are often opportunities to travel for the programmatic team.

    Cons

    Heavy workload can be a challenge to manage at times. Also, the organization is growing and changing quickly which can lead to growing pains at times

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspirational ngo in arlignton va

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

    I have been working at Rare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, super smart. Culture is a real part of this organizations and people truly care to make things better.

    Cons

    Not enough people to carry a bold and world changing mission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to let people be part of the conservation and human well-eling solutions.
    Staff up the organization so work hours are not so demanding. We love what we do but have other aspects of our lives we also love.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Rare Response

    Jun 11, 2014Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your candid feedback and positive review. We are actively working on staffing up (reflected in our Careers section of our website) to help us balance the distribution of work for all ... More

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