Ocean Conservancy

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Ocean Conservancy Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Non-Profit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Support to Senior Vice President in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Executive Support to Senior Vice President in Portland, OR

    I worked at Ocean Conservancy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work doing something of value.
    Great benefits.
    Care about employees.

    Cons

    Slow to take action, and implement change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding and frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ocean Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    My team dynamic is great. Very interesting people who support one another.
    Support personal growth
    Staff are really dedicated and passionate about ocean conservation and willing to listen to stakeholders rather than tell them what to think.

    Cons

    Most of the issues surround management and their lack of abilities.
    In general, teams are very reactionary instead of proactive
    DC Staff have little to no understanding of regional work, yet try to manage regions as if they know it all
    They love titles in this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better train managers. Managers in this organization, the one's I've worked for, are difficult to trust. Essentially, I never know where I stand with what I am doing, good or bad. They like to take credit for the team's work instead of sharing the success with the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Organization with a great mission but not much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    If you're proactive, you can make an impact in the organization.

    Cons

    Office culture isn't community oriented. Individual programs have a team feel, but there's not an overall team feel that bonds the whole organization. I wished this organization had a culture of leading by example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for leadership development and give merit awards based on effort and hard work. Don't call a cost of living increase a merit award.

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  5.  

    Your experience will be determined by your immediate supervisor and the President/CEO at the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good cause, friendly people. It was a rewarding experience overall and my colleagues were great, however my supervisor would take credit for my ideas, never showed up to work on time (if at all), and was quick to blame me for any mistakes or shortcomings on projects.

    Cons

    Lots of playing favorites, unqualified managers, and back-biting. HR is also useless in resolving real conflict between employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take a interest in the growth and development of the employees below the upper management levels.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good NGO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Conservancy

    Pros

    Great mission, good environment, some very good co-workers. Good location downtown.

    Cons

    Organization has had a couple of instances where they grew too fast and had to cut staffing, so new positions may end up on the chopping block, unfortunately. Also the usual silo-ing of information you see in non-profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow slower and smarter, but overall a good organization with good leadership.

    Recommends
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