NRDC
4.4 of 5 22 reviews
www.nrdc.org New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

NRDC Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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4.4 22 reviews

                             

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Frances G. Bainecke

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    Mission driven work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking at NRDC is very satisfying. Everyone there is committed to the organization's mission. There is a lot of opportunity for professional growth by taking on increasingly challenging work and gaining deeper expertise on the job.

    ConsAs an NGO we don't have the most updated technology so administrative tasks like managing a budget are more time consuming than they should be. Also there are very few opportunities for external training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at ways to streamline processes and update systems so program staff has the tools they need to be as efficient as possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best summer of my life

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe hours were really flexible, the people are amazing, the overall work environment was exactly what I've been looking for.

    ConsYou have to be a very independent worker to succeed here. You have to be able to initiate and execute your own projects without much supervision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great nonprofit to work for

    Program Assistant (Former Employee)

    Pros- entrepreneurial spirit
    - good work/life balance
    - managers can be great mentors

    Cons- limited growth opportunities
    - sometimes decisions get trapped in bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Appreciates contribution of interns/temporary employees and impactful work.

    Student Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMeaningful work, and often you get to see first hands the effect of your work as it is implemented, at least in the projects I was working on.

    ConsSometimes very little direction was given on what was needed for work products. Some freedom is nice, but a little more structure would have been nice to begin with for someone working with a major non-profit for the first time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNice that senior management interacts with students in surrounding schools through on-campus lectures, class projects, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I had a great time doing advocacy research!

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe most compelling reasons to work at NRDC are its collaborative environment, its policy-minded approach, and its track record of success. Even as an intern, I could tell that NRDC seriously valued work-life balance.

    ConsNRDC can sometimes feel like a staid organization: it is only now beginning to embrace the grassroots organizing essential to taking on today's major challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNRDC is a great place to work. Just maintain the great organizational culture, and develop your grassroots campaigns!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Takes good care of interns

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsI loved working at the NRDC office in San Francisco. Everyone was very nice and they take good care of their interns, taking them on bi-weekly educational trips and fun outings. The office is located in a beautiful part of the city, on one of the top floors of a historic building, so I loved the commute to work everyday.

    ConsThe office environment doesn't allow for much interaction with the rest of the employees and programs. Because so many interns come through the company, people seem less willing to connect with interns past the surface level. There is also less opportunity to get a full time position with them, because they are more budget-constrained as a non-profit. However, if you maintain a positive relationship, there may be future possibilities of employment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NRDC is the best workplace around -- enables each and every person to do the Lord's work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPositively uplifting -- protecting our planet and futre generations...!

    ConsIt is subject to the ups and downs of th economy, and too dependent on a few, individual large-donors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to foster greater diversity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, meaningful projects, shortage of upward mobility

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsPeople are the biggest pros. They are some great people (from technical , academic, social, and personal aspects) that you get to work on. You also get to work on some really meaningful projects which give you a good sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

    ConsThe pay is good compared to non-profits, but it's still non-profit pay, so don't expect fat paychecks.
    Not that much upward mobility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful people doing great work for environment

    Intern (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros-Satisfying work
    -Great connections to interesting people in the field
    -People are friendly
    -There were opportunities to work with many different programs

    ConsOffice culture isn't the most outgoing and friendly
    Overall, the experience was great.
    I would have love to stay if the project I was working on was more challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore guidance for interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging work for great cause

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of smart over-achievers.
    Come prepared to work hard without much guidance.

    ConsChallenging workplace
    Fast-paced
    You make your own way here but there are some managers who encourage innovation.
    Great for self-starters, challenging for those who expect to work in structured teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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