The Nature Conservancy
3.7 of 5 62 reviews
nature.org Arlington, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

The Nature Conservancy Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.7 62 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

The Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark R. Tercek

Mark R. Tercek

(39 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The people care; the work-life balance is good; it's a good organization with a sterllng reputation"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good work environment with talented professionals"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Non-profit salary (not good), hard to advance unless someone leaves the company"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Although the company engourages it the employees need more work life balance"
    in 3 reviews
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Lots of smart, passionate people

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at The Nature Conservancy part-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, dedicated to mission

ConsProjects get caught in red tape

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

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Limited upward mobility and unfocused

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy

ProsThe mission is wonderful and there are many people that really live for it.
Large organization with decent pay for a non-profit.
Flexible hours and great work life balance

ConsThe organization is too top heavy which makes it difficult for employees to move up in the organization and too many egos in the organization.
Does not acknowledge talent or it takes to long to acknowledge it and good employees are already out the door.
Constantly restructuring and reorganizing, which makes it hard to focus on a set a priorities and excel at them.
Great work from home policy, but its not consistent makes it hard to have a create a good team environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee about promoting or empowering current staff before hiring another senior leader on top of them.
While the CEO is promoting interesting things, create a better culture of innovation at all levels of the organization not just science.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy part-time

ProsOrganization does great work and treats staff like family. Very efficient fundraising machine.

ConsCommunication between senior and junior level staff can be disconnected

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior level fundraisers should share more fundraising advice and opportunities to younger staff

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Nature Conservancy part-time for more than 3 years

ProsReally nice passionate people trying to make a difference

ConsWork from home culture doesn't always foster reliability, teamwork or productivity
Because it is a non-profit little room for growth - positions don't always open up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Visionary, Respectable, Motivated Culture

Administrative (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

ProsThe CEO has influenced this company in a very positive way that motivates employees to continue to strive for excellence. Company hires highly educated, focused, experienced professionals and talented graduates that constantly adds to the dynamics of the organization.

ConsCommunication between staff working on same project could be improved. Leadership from COS could be better defined and exhibited. HR could be more involved with employees and concerns/follow-up.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to all levels of employees -- not just those at the top. Need more diversity in many areas of the company.

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

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Fantastic Company!

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy as an intern for less than a year

ProsVoted one of the most ethical companies, TNC really makes an effort to make you a part of their team and give you all the benefits that come with that. Even as an intern!

ConsNo cons to speak of! (so far)

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

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Nice, passionate people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Nature Conservancy as an intern

ProsThe environment is great. People are really friendly and passionate about what they do. The organization is truly global.

ConsWork was a little monotonous, too local/small-picture (then again, I was only an intern). Didn't get to interact as much as I would have liked with other TNC offices in the area/state.

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Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time for more than a year

ProsSeven hours work days. More holidays than federal government. Very generous telecommuting policy. Good for work life balance.

ConsDisturbing work assignments and people with petty attitude/behavior.

Was requested by others including the team lead to change financial data without audit trails. Was yelled at by the team lead because my smile did not look right to him. Woman in the next cube constantly acting mean and angry. HR erroneously entered the wrong departure date for my employment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsMany dedicated field people
Much of work is real and tangible
World's largest enviro organization
Incredible network of volunteers in US

ConsIt's all about power, politics and image at HQ
Senior leaders out of touch with work
Terrible turnover at the top

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people more respectfully

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A decent place to work and contribute to an important mission.

Department Director (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

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

ProsAs a member of the Conservancy's staff you can be proud of the contribution the organization is making to conservation.

ConsThe Conservancy has become large and too compartmentalized and rather bureaucratic.

Advice to Senior ManagementTop management needs to interact through all layers of the organization, lead by example and breakdown the silos!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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