Trust for Public Land

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Trust for Public Land, solid choice

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Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Trust for Public Land

Pros

The work environment is very pleasant. Everyone seems passionate about their job. The Trust for Public Land offer employees a very liberal vacation package and is extremely understaning about family needs. The health benefits are solid. The people at thet Trust for Public Land are dedicated to the cause of preserving open space.

Cons

As with most non-profit the pay level in not up to par with private sector, thought the Trust for Public Land does pay more than comperable non-profits. There seems to be a large personel turnover.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to keep the current employees on staff.

Recommends

19 Other Employee Reviews for Trust for Public Land (View Most Recent)

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    Talented staff... some leadership out of touch

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Trust for Public Land full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The organization's mission speaks for itself.

    Highly motivated and talented staff.

    Diversity in the organization.

    Flexibility in work hours or locations, depending on supervisor.

    Market-savvy approach makes conservation mission accessible and easier to "sell" to skeptics.

    Cons

    Dead wood in the upper levels of State and Regional management.

    Pressure to obtain a certain quota/level of charitible contributions from land transactions every year. This results in some important projects not being undertaken because of the limited or lower level of support it might bring. This is different from state to state or region to region. It depends on the leadership you have in your particular location of employment.

    Reactive business structure. Way behind the curve of other conservation nonprofits. This is evidenced by TPL's difficulty weathering the real estate meltdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully sift through the ranks and cull the dead wood! Just because folks have been in the organization for years does not make them effective at their current leadership position! Also, provide training to those in leadership positions (and all for that matter) to ensure that they are properly prepared to fulfill such a leadership role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great mission driven projects and team members

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trust for Public Land full-time

    Pros

    great people, projects and give back to the community. Good sense of community within company in local and national offices. Headquarters in SF brings in people from all other areas.

    Cons

    Non-profit budgets and salary
    overworked support staff
    poor project load planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop long range plans for growth and change and communicate clearly to staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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