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Work alongside a plethora of genuine, unique people, passionate about a common goal.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sierra Club as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Communal and inviting culture, top notch training, interesting work, relatively good pay when compared to other non-profits. Instant coffee machines pump out quality espressos for those who need a 2pm "pick me up." Biking to work is celebrated and encouraged (and a few of the regional offices have showers/locker rooms)!

Cons

Salary not quite competitive with private sector -- but that is to be expected. Pets often allowed in the office, so maybe not the best environment for allergy sufferers.

Other Employee Reviews for Sierra Club

  1. Helpful (1)

    Needs to focus on employee well being

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Organizer
    Current Employee - Field Organizer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This organization has wonderful people working for it who are passionate about their work, smart and motivated. It is great to have the national resources they provide, and the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance! I have worked at several non-profits, and it is the most frenetic. It feels as though it is hard to do anything truly as well as I would like, as there is too much to do. Organizational culture is to work around the clock because the cause is so worthy.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to your environmental top goals, have some top goals that are frequently communicated and measured related to employee well-being, such as retention rates, rates of satisfaction with job, etc. If you do not, you risk burning out employees quickly which is not sustainable for the organization. It is also expensive.


  2. Deeply rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff is incredibly committed to the mission of the organization; fun atmosphere. All non-management staff have union representation. The organization is very strategic and effective, and in recent years has done a lot of internal work that is very progressive and focuses on building effective teams, networking and building coalitions with non-traditional allies, etc. I also have a lot of respect for the organizational culture and volunteer-led approach; the grassroots leadership of the organization is nothing short of inspirational.

    Cons

    The staff has a tendency to over-work themselves. The salary scale compared to some comparable organizations seemed on the low side. Sometimes the organization has internal conflicts between different levels of volunteer leadership (i.e. national vs. state/local priorities), which can lead to some interesting challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Greater recognition of success with merit based bonuses and/or raises.


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