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Helpful (1)

Great place. Great people

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

People, value of work, and work environment.

Cons

Difficult to land full-time position. Lack of funding.

Advice to Management

Have a program where there is a possibility to become full-time.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great first job and entry to the field, no career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    WRI is at the cutting edge of environment and economic development. If your passion is in these issues, it is one of the best places to work for since WRI has so much network in this field. Very smart and passionate people, great work environment and great work-life balance. Despite the cons below, exit opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Despite the pros, the biggest con is the lack of career growth in the organization. The organization is growing rapidly with the new CEO Andrew Steer, however, WRI strongly prefers to hire new people for new positions instead of promoting existing staff. Existing staff gets pigeon-holed to their existing roles and responsibilities. There are very little to no room for growth, esp for junior staff. The institute is a great place to get your foot in the door and start working in this field and gather contacts and experience, but to advance forward in your career you must leave and go elsewhere.

    This is not to say that WRI is not a great place to work, it is absolutely wonderful but all future staff must realize this risk when coming in. Turnover is extremely high and average tenure is around 2 years. Currently there are no efforts to fix or even acknowledge this problem from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Either better utilize the great talent the institute already has, or be transparent in the beginning that career growth is not an option.


  2. Good environment and working towards important things, but a bit all over the place"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good working environment.

    I like how WRI approaches much of its work, particularly its emphasis on outcomes, increasing its impact, and global partnerships.

    Very smart and qualified people.

    Cons

    People's experience varies depending on program.

    Lack of communication between program and throughout the chain of command.


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