Trust for Public Land

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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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3.6 15 reviews

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William B. Rogers

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Intern at New York City Office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsKind enthusiastic people.
    Really get a sense of making a difference in providing safe fun parks in many areas.
    You get to learn more about your community/state/borough.
    Flexible hours.

    ConsJust an internship; no possibility of moving up.

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

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    It is overall a great place to work; much like a nonprofit real estate company that buys land for the public good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsYou work for an organization that good things for the planet
    Friendly work environment
    Educated colleagues

    ConsThe salary, of course, is not competitive with the private sector
    It has a hierarchical staff/flow chart; very corporate for a nonprofit
    Professional growth is incidental, not formal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly a great employer.

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThey really try to treat their employees well.

    ConsIt is a non-profit after all. The budget isnt always what you would want it to be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meaningful work with challenging but rewarding aspects day to day

    Project Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosflexible work options
    great benefits
    reasonable salary for nonprofit

    Conssame challenges faced by most mid-size nonprofit organizations

    Advice to Senior Managementwonderful leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Service Clerk (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosco workers are nice and concerned

    Consmanagement is worst and they discriminate

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement must improve and know they're values

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very supportive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat HR dept., very helpful. Nice, committed staff.

    ConsOrganization has some growing pains, senior management are often too involved in minor details. Communication among the org is always a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micro-management. More clarity on goals.

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

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    As an organization, TPL does amazing things; co-workers are amazing; communication is seriously lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsWork with talented, smart people who are incredibly passionate. There is much flexibility, and co-workers care. The work you'll do will be rewarding.

    ConsInternal communication borders on awful. Ongoing skill development can be tough to make happen. Number of strong egos. Lack of hierarchical and organizational structure that makes sense, and seems to be based on ego.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with staff more frequently and get to know those who are working in your department. Listen and trust expertise from your staff.

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    Amazing experience of working in PR in the nonprofit sector.

    Public Relations Intern (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsWhile I didn't get paid, the experience, the environment, and the staff more than made up for it. They were always helpful, patient, and truly wanted to help me learn.

    ConsAs an intern, I wasn't paid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Passionate and intelligent people devoted to the organization's mission

    Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat PTO benefits - 15 vacation days, 12 sick days
    Great location - Financial District, San Francisco
    Lots of communication across departments, senior management, field offices
    Open door policy - Sr. Management are always readily accessible
    Opportunity to implement change - Don't agree with a current policy or process? Suggest a new idea and brainstorm an implementation strategy
    Accomplishment recognition
    Donor and Mission-centric

    ConsAlmost too laid-back. Unless you're in Finance or another department operating on a strict fiscal-year calendar, deadlines and meetings are easily pushed back. I've worked for other non-profits where meetings and deadlines were way more firm. There is a very lenient attitude towards completion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to enfore more of a top-down management style. Although TPL is a non-profit organization, don't hesitate to inflict consequences for unfinished or delayed work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Trust for Public Land, solid choice

    Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe work environment is very pleasant. Everyone seems passionate about their job. The Trust for Public Land offer employees a very liberal vacation package and is extremely understaning about family needs. The health benefits are solid. The people at thet Trust for Public Land are dedicated to the cause of preserving open space.

    ConsAs with most non-profit the pay level in not up to par with private sector, thought the Trust for Public Land does pay more than comperable non-profits. There seems to be a large personel turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the current employees on staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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