Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Managment Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Each supervisor is dedicated to creating a unique and productive experience for each intern. The provided housing is key in San Francisco. The GGNPC has a wonderful reputation and I have had the opportunity meet and speak with so many people involved in conservation in the Bay Area. Many of the current employees were once interns somewhere in the parks.

    Cons

    You're still an intern, with no benefits and a small stipend. Is there a point in a year long internship when there is no more training and you are just working like a full-time benefited employee? I'm not honestly sure.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on individual projects.

  2. Ideologic...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A diverse environment with many diverse people. Can be educational and fun. Awesome coworkers. Always short-staffed, so you'll be guaranteed overtime.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and out of touch with the people they're supervising. Their concept of progress is to throw out the first idea that comes to their head without giving any mind to future consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the Facebook and start thinking long-term when making decisions that affect your workers.

  3. Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    different types of customers coming in

    Cons

    employees always being micro-managed and not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    stop micro-managing

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. This Environmental Nonprofit is a great corporation with a mission that is easy to stand behind.

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    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)

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

    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.

  7. Good group of people

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. One of the Best I've ever worked for in the Non-Profit world

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work

  9. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The management is very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    Find out what's happening in the field.

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