Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

  www.parksconservancy.org
  www.parksconservancy.org

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Supportive work atmosphere, good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Information Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Information Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility with schedules, great benefits, wonderful co-workers with motivation and a good place to start an environmental career.

    Cons

    more communication would be ideal, there is a lack of communication with upper management and a disconnect with immediate managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a little harder to get to know your field staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This Environmental Nonprofit is a great corporation with a mission that is easy to stand behind.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are among the best for nonprofits in the Bay Area. Additionally, there are Park Day outings 3 times a year. Fort Mason is a wonderful location, too. The people and atmosphere are great, too.

    Cons

    Upward mobility may be limited unless a position is specially created. There are also multiple departments working as separate "silos" that make interdepartmental cooperation difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good group of people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restoration Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Restoration Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stellar benefits, tolerant of unconventional people, accessible senior staff. Great opportunities for training with an eye on using position as a stepping stone. Talented people abound.

    Cons

    Advancement is driven more by politics than qualifications. Different departments operated in their own vacuum sometimes. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the hard work we do under intensely physically and extreme environmental conditions when taking into account compensation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the Best I've ever worked for in the Non-Profit world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-operative atmosphere amongst fellow employees. Yearly "Holiday Party." High expectations of performance. Our "product" is exceptional. You will feel an amazing amount of pride in the outcome of the projects. High expectations of manner in which you treat each other, very respectful. Humor welcomed and appreciated. You will see donations coming in both large and small and never feel that the money is being waste. Locations can be breath taking.

    Cons

    Sadly, you will often be mistaken for the Presidio Trust. The location sucks - hard to get to. Because they are small and the positions specialized there isn't alot of opportunity for promotion. Plus, people ten to stay for a long time. However, the skills you learn here will help you if you choose to move to another organization. But because you will love it so much you may never leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Vsr in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vsr in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked on Alcatraz. The location and many of my coworkers were fantastic.

    Cons

    The management is very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what is and is not legally and ethically appropriate for the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, great mission, improvements to communication and staff development needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff are dedicated and innovative.
    The mission is great and easy to get behind.
    Benefits are great and the pay is on par with most other non-profits.
    Good place for young people starting out or starting out in the non-profit world

    Cons

    Communication from the executive department can be improved--I feel like there are constant fires to be put out. Although, the staff manages to deal with it, if the executive team better communicated their goals and expectations that could have been avoided from the get go.
    Little room for advancement for career professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your expectations clearly and in detail.
    Delegate tasks to middle management and hold them responsible for outcomes, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not as it appears.

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    Former Employee - Nursery Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Nursery Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

    Pros

    Great location! Some well-meaning staff/colleagues.

    Cons

    Low salary, impossible to afford living within 30 miles of job site! Lack of respectful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what's happening in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend

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