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Do not be fooled -- Bait & Switch: Not Worth It

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society

Pros

The idea you will help the world, animals, make a "difference" in some small way. Think again.

Cons

Just not worth it! You will be taken advantage of and treated poorly as shown by others here at Glassdoor.com & similar sites. People are disposable and not even "recyclable".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not make promises you cannot (or intend not) to keep. That is just plain hurtful in every aspect to your new employee.
There is a reason why on employee contract that says "You can be terminated at any time." Are bells going off?
The facade of caring for conservation and wildlife does not -- in any way, shape or form, -- translate to caring for, treatment or fairness of employees. Maybe even legally. Those who have been there for two decades or more have a reserved spot but their spots are shaking, too, by arrogance. The rest of the "lowers" are food for a crow (or the Birds of Prey).
Future employees and desperate people looking for a job -- ANY job -- there is a distinct possibility that working for WCS will only ruin your self-esteem and time. Think before you decide upon an interview. Do your research. Read what other people say on this site and others before you decide to between WCS and an organization with a much better record for treating employees right.
And if you have advanced degrees..........do not be seduced by the idealism of helping the plant. Your efforts will in no way save the world (nor yourself). Find a more reputable organization with proof of "fair play" to spend your energy and time.

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  1. Tremendous staff working towards wildplace and wildlife conservation across the world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, amazing educational opportunities, global presence

    Cons

    salaries, compensation, perks, education reimbursement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fabulous landscapes to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in the field on the ground in-country. Warm and generous.

    Cons

    Very little support from either in-country management or NYC WCS. Result is bad morale and poor results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A very big broom needs to start in NYC and sweep outwards. Try to have results match PR puffery.

    Doesn't Recommend
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