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Great place to start your career...

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Former Employee - Associate Representative in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate Representative in Washington, DC

I worked at Sierra Club full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people are incredible. They are motivated, smart, fun and down-to-earth. Hard work is often recognized and rewarded with more responsibility. This is a great place to work while you are young and interested in building a strong but diverse set of skills.

Cons

Although hard work is recognized through opportunities to take on more challenging project/campaigns, it can be difficult to build a long-term career at the Sierra Club. Many of the organization's sharpest employees begin to look elsewhere in their mid-career because there are limited opportunities for upward mobility.

Advice to Management

Regrettably, during my time at the Club I saw a number of very strong employees leave, not because they were disappointed with their work or the culture at the Club, but rather because the salaries are simply not competitive. Paying some the organization's highest performing staff five to ten thousand dollars more could go a long way in helping to retain the organization's strongest asset, human capital.

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  1. Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Apprentice in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Apprentice in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sierra Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I completed the apprenticeship program for recent college grads. It was great hands-on training and I was able to play an important role in my department. I enjoyed working with my colleagues and I learned so much!

    Cons

    At the time I was there, there were very few openings for program assistant (post-apprenticeship entry-level) positions, so I had to find work elsewhere after my apprenticeship term ended.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see more ethnic and racial diversity in Sierra Club staffing.

  2. It was valuable experience, but the disorganized nature of non-profit work is sometimes frustrating.

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    Former Employee - Organizing Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Organizing Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sierra Club

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work for a good cause that you feel good about,
    Fun, diverse people,
    Flexible hours,
    The work is interesting, challenging, and never gets monotonous.

    Cons

    Disorganization,
    Large discrepancy between the top employees and the bottom employees,
    Low pay,
    Few benefits,
    Opportunities for advancement are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Work on organization, and transparency of communication.

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