The Nature Conservancy

  www.nature.org
  www.nature.org

The Nature Conservancy Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
85 Reviews
3.9
85 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark R. Tercek
Mark R. Tercek
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people care; the work-life balance is good; it's a good organization with a sterllng reputation (in 10 reviews)

  • Great company, great benefits, honest work that is for the greater good of people and nature (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Non-profit salary (not good), hard to advance unless someone leaves the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Although the company engourages it the employees need more work life balance (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    LEAF Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LEAF in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - LEAF in Portland, ME

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They allow you to handle your personal life and work very easily. And are also very clear of the tasks you need to complete for them.

    Cons

    The work is tough in nature (no pun intended) and you do have to wake up early. Days are very long so you better be ready for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be open with them and be ready to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed my summer at the Nature Conservancy, but the atmosphere was perhaps too relaxed.

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

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Freedom
    -Good support system
    -Strong mission
    -Good wok life balance
    -Good compensation
    -Friendly staff
    -

    Cons

    -Not enough direction toward deadlines/goals
    -Menial tasks
    -Potential for advancement not specified
    -Some old/out of touch/uninspiring employees
    -Role dilution and blurriness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more formal frameworks for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great mission.

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

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has a great mission, a truly global organization that is seeking the best approaches to ensuring that we conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, Recent shift to approaching as the "benefits to human from nature" rather than "protecting nature for nature's sake". Has a very collaborative approach to working with corporations.

    Cons

    Marketing management team has some serious issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listem to those on the ground and take action when clear trends emerge about management,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Great place to work with great colleagues

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great mission, staff who work here are dedicated to the mission/conservation
    -Offers lots of flexibility about working from home, traveling, and office locations
    -Great colleagues, stimulating environment--I look forward to going to work everyday
    -Competitive salaries for NGO; good benefits
    -Ability to explore different career paths or programs through internal fellowship program
    -Semi-regular opportunities for professional development and/or conferences to learn new and innovative approaches/network

    Cons

    -Overly bureaucratic at times, limited ability to influence up
    -Staff work hard here, in some departments more than others. At least in my experience, its because people are dedicated to the work and want to see it through
    -Management quality varies across teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal II in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Paralegal II in Arlington, VA

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good funding relative to other environmental non-profits, nice benefits, big enough to make a big impact, pretty laid back and open culture, good work-life balance - and of course a nice world-saving-feeling perk.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic at times, some management issues, salaries seem to vary from underpaid to overpaid, sometimes difficult to move up without private sector experience (depending on department/field).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wishing to move ahead saving the world!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Conservation in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Director Conservation in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues dedicated to conservation, smart and willing to share information and mentor. Great exchanges of information and thought, good collaboration, big thinkers with can do attitudes.

    Cons

    Pay can be lousy and not everyone has a chance for promotion. State leadership and priorities vary widely. Organizational bureaucracy can weigh you down!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation structure was once (and should be) more transparent. Collaboration within and outside of TNC should be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Finance

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

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission, office culture in field offices, training

    Cons

    pay, conflicts of interest in certain departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work with nice people for a great cause.

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, amazing cause and changes made, training is good, and very experienced staff. I have enjoyed working with everyone I've encountered over the past 10 years in all areas of the organization not just the one I work in. Everyone who works at TNC is dedicated and passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up within the organization. Recent changes have made it a bit more of an unstable working environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    field technician

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good environment among peers and commitment with the restoration of the nature.

    Cons

    depends of the weather to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great organization!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy

    Pros

    Wonderful mission.
    Great people.
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    None come to mind at present time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

The Nature Conservancy Photos

Work at The Nature Conservancy? Share Your Experiences

The Nature Conservancy

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.