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Great Experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at World Resources Institute

Pros

nice working environment, good people

Cons

too many meetings and sometimes not too efficient

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for World Resources Institute

  1.  

    Great place. Great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People, value of work, and work environment.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great first job and entry to the field, no career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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