Wildlife Conservation Society

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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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Working for a company with a great mission and surrounded/inspired by creative people.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities for promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Started from the bottom, now we're here…right back to the bottom

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    Former Employee - Animal Keeper in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Animal Keeper in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society

    Pros

    -Great opportunity to work with and/or see rare and exotic animals in an urban setting
    -Discounts: Food cafes + souvenir shops
    -Free parking + courtesy passes
    -Flexible schedule

    Cons

    -Lack of communication
    -No meetings to discuss department changes, new staff or animals, etc
    -inexperienced management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some experience. Give employees equal amount of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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