The Nature Conservancy

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Generally a great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time

Pros

My experience at TNC is that there are three main parts to the organization: science, fundraising, everything else. I work in the "everything else" part. My sense is that each part has it's own pros and cons, but I can only really write about my part. General pros are:
- TNC officially has a 7-hour work day, and it is acceptable to work a 7-hour day if you're getting your work done
- TNC is a pretty flat organization so most people have the chance to wear different hats and be part of things that they might not at a more hierarchical organization
- The professional caliber of people at TNC is pretty high, relative to other places I've worked
- TNC's mission is a driving force for many, and if you are driven by the mission then you become part of this shared culture that is very rewarding to be a part of
- For a non-profit, TNC does try to compensate fairly and provide the best benefits they can
- TNC is pretty good about hiring from within, so it is not uncommon to see people take a new job in a different area
- If you've worked here less than 10 years you can still be considered relatively new. It's very common to work with people who've been here 15-20 years
- Managers are generally very supportive of a flexible work schedule, with the attitude being that you can come and go as you please as long as you're getting high quality work done
- The organization is very supportive of working from home

Cons

- As a non-profit, salaries are generally lower than in the private sector
- Almost everyone has way more on their to-do list than they can do; there is little thought given to what can realistically be accomplished
- Some parts of the organization go through a re-org almost every three years
- Executives are pretty removed from the majority of the organization. They're good about communicating out, but there is not much opportunity for "regular staff" to engage with them

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try some ways of getting more engaged with "regular staff" outside of the executive team and below the director level. The people at TNC really are amazing and a lot of good ideas are being missed because of the lack of engagement.

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    It was very nice.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy part-time

    Pros

    You work with others who care about the environment.

    Cons

    They don't hire as often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy

    Pros

    Some pros include:
    Smart people
    Good cause
    Great atmosphere

    We all played basketball every day during our lunch hour.

    Cons

    Environment encourages hard work, but doesn't have any real way of separating those who are extremely prodcutive for eight hours versus those who dally but put in nine or ten.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better descriptions on what success looks like

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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