Trust for Public Land

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Trust for Public Land Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Innovative and exciting

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    Former Employee - Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This organization puts a new spin on the traditional conservation model, with a robust and well-research climate plan for cities and parks. Co-workers are at the forefront of their industries, people get up excited to do this work.

    Cons

    Cross management chains can make collaboration a bit sticky at times but this is definitely a learning org. Culture of (national) organization varies widely based on which office you're in at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's like working for a cult...

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The conservation of land & parks being built in very underserved neighborhoods

    Cons

    - It's like working for a cult
    - No employee appreciation
    - Philanthropy is pretentious/fake/tacky/two-faced
    - No political intelligence
    - It's a bad spin on land conversation only to turn a dollar
    - lack of cultural understanding
    - completely disconnected from the neighborhoods they serve
    - hostile work environment
    - not family friendly
    - pretentious
    - unhealthy work environment
    - Poorly mannered
    - Athiests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a strong cultural diversity training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, lousy work environment

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great location, casual work attire and great mission. There are some very smart people doing some very smart things for this organization. And really, how you can dislike a mission that is to perserve public places and create parks?

    Cons

    I've never worked in a place with such little camaraderie. Nobody talks to each other. It's as if nobody actually enjoys their work and are under constant pressure to perform. I've never felt more like a number with a set amount of work to get done each day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ten year former employee who's seen it all

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission; some very smart, talented people doing on the ground work.

    Cons

    TPL is a typical nonprofit with budgetary and operational dysfunction. That said, much of the dysfunction has to do with the lack of a competent leadership. Professional growth is difficult and HR is stuck in some 80's vortex where the primary concern is protecting and defending senior leadership. The board is dominated by men and diversity is lacking as a whole. Communication is very poor amongst the organization and there is little to no culture to speak of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    na

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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 (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
  11.  

    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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