Trust for Public Land

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Trust for Public Land Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
15 Reviews
3.6
15 Reviews
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    Intern at New York City Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trust for Public Land as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind 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.

    Cons

    Just an internship; no possibility of moving up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Trust for Public Land full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mostly a great employer.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Trust for Public Land full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They really try to treat their employees well.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Meaningful work with challenging but rewarding aspects day to day

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    Current Employee - Project Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Trust for Public Land full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work options
    great benefits
    reasonable salary for nonprofit

    Cons

    same challenges faced by most mid-size nonprofit organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wonderful leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - General Service Clerk  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - General Service Clerk in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Trust for Public Land full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    co workers are nice and concerned

    Cons

    management is worst and they discriminate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management must improve and know they're values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very supportive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trust for Public Land full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro-management. More clarity on goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    As an organization, TPL does amazing things; co-workers are amazing; communication is seriously lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trust for Public Land

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Internal 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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    Amazing experience of working in PR in the nonprofit sector.

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Trust for Public Land

    Pros

    While 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.

    Cons

    As an intern, I wasn't paid.

    Recommends
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    Passionate and intelligent people devoted to the organization's mission

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trust for Public Land

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Almost 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
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    Trust for Public Land, solid choice

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Trust for Public Land

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the current employees on staff.

    Recommends

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