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The Nature Conservancy Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
98 Reviews
3.9
98 Reviews
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The Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark R. Tercek
Mark R. Tercek
59 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy

    Pros

    Mission Driven Environment
    Easy to get to via Metro
    Recently remodeled

    Cons

    Unstable work environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Fun job

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great staff, interesting work

    • 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

    Pros

    Staff community, access to new projects, accessible management

    Cons

    Nothing specific to report, overall a positive experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good cause, diffuse and cloudy execution of mission

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, on the whole.
    Good flexibility for telecommuting

    Cons

    Bureaucratic brains would be more at home in government.
    Wants to be nimble but isn't.
    Cloudy focus as organization struggles through identity crisis
    Organization's carbon footprint due to unnecessary travel must be enormous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop trying so hard to work like a hedge fund.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission. Insipid culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy

    Pros

    Does fantastic work.

    Cons

    Lots of people who have worked there for 20 years and are not in touch with the pace of the world today/

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Officer

    • 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

    Pros

    1. Free lunch for China office
    2. You can work from home if you need

    Cons

    1. The pace is slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Incredibly passionate, qualified, and intelligent co-workers. The work is very satisfying; TNC is a large enough organization to be able to effect it's own change on the environment. Maybe I got lucky with a great boss, but I found TNC have many opportunities for upward mobility.

    Cons

    TNC is transitioning to be a global company. This causes a bit of ambiguity in the evolving structure, such as who is in charge of what. I also find that many senior managers are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more young staff to join the organization by helping out with grad school expenses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love TNC

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone working for TNC is extremely intelligent and it was wonderful to talk to everyone. They also always had someone for me to call if I had questions.

    Cons

    It would be hard for me to ever work for them again and that's unfortunate, but a trade off to a good company. Also, I had benefts as a temp-employee that would not actually work unless I was employed over a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have any advice since I didn't work at TNC long enough.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Amazing Organization

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    • 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

    Excellent benefits, global perspective, very bright and passionate employees.

    Cons

    Communication could be challenged due to the size of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Part time volunteer

    Former Employee - Volunteer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy

    Pros

    The work was gratifying and the people were nice and fun to work alongside. Some projects turned into adventures. I learned a lot about conservation.

    Cons

    Volunteer, so no pay. We occasionally worked in rough conditions (i.e. rain, snow, wind...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure that the work being performed has a high chance of being successful and utilize your donations to the utmost of their potential.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Organization moving in the wrong direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conservation in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Conservation in Arlington, VA

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are above average for an environmental non-profit.

    Cons

    TNC has become a poorly managed organization that lacks real leadership, especially at the local level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn the organization around. Focus on conservation work rather than marketing. Train managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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