World Wildlife Fund
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www.wwf.org Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts

Carter S. Roberts

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92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Never want to leave!

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsEveryone in the building is incredibly friendly and helpful; it's a truly great environment to work in! Everything from the rooftop garden to encouragement to take breaks during the day to watch the World Cup make me never want to leave! Very effective internal communications throughout the organization display the support system throughout the employee network. Also A+++ for the building location.

    ConsOne big challenge with working in a large-scale nonprofit is that things can move somewhat slowly or focus more on strategy and less on action.

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

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    Great place to work with talented and passionate colleagues

    Senior Program Officer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat work/life balance with every other Friday off, friendly co-workers, global network

    ConsAdvancement can be difficult, slow in decision making

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Non-profit to work for, but has the same problems all non-profits have

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome, laid-back atmosphere with smart and friendly co-workers. Great benefits and work schedule. Dedicated to the mission of saving the environment.

    ConsLike all non-profits they struggle with how to justify spending money not on the core mission. Old ways and procedures are hard to change. The 'old guard' staff who may have been effective once, are not let go when their work quality degrades.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe start-up type open workplace could really make WWF shine as a workspace leader among non-profits. Management needs to work harder to give credit for all jobs in the organization, not just the scientists and fundraisers. Don't be afraid to let someone go who no longer does their job effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for learning, but few opportunities to advance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsPeople really walk the walk -- huge volume of hybrid cars in the parking lot, bottled water is frowned on, LEED building, tolerance and understanding is very important.
    Casual dress code
    As long as the work is done, it doesn't matter if you work from home, work a little bit, or just hang out.
    Ample opportunities to travel on company dime
    Peers are willing to help fellow peers (but not really help those below them)
    if you make friends with the support staff, they can help you figure out who the nice and helpful people are, and who the egotistical jerks are.

    ConsExtremely slow pace -- unless they are going through one of the CONSTANT re-organizations, and then they are swift to eliminate
    Senior management -- especially the CEO -- is very "star chamber." Not only are you not allowed to talk to the CEO unless you are a member of the elite, you are not allowed to talk to his assistant, either.
    Board members are coddled and treated like royalty -- during a board meeting, staff was asked not to ride the elevators in case the board members needed them and they didn't want the board members to have to ride with the lowly staff members.
    Not a lot of guidance or training, unless you are one of the few that "matter"

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople who work there are actual people, and don't need to be treated like they don't exist.
    Please try to keep up the organizational chart -- people who are new have no idea who these people are, and there are so many of them!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Times, they are a changin...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSuper dedicated staff, critical mission, the HQ building is amazing and the facilities staff is awesome.

    ConsWWF is on it's way through a season of huge restructuring. Morale is low, and leadership is disconnected. Everyone is unsure whether the radical shifts that were made will work out, and the group of people who got laid off included several rock stars in the field of conservation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just go for the easy wins that won't require a huge investment. If you say you want to shake things up, do even more work with fewer people, and make staff's lives easier while "working differently", put your money where your mouth is.

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    great place to work for

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosgood benefits, fun organization. you feel satisfied as you are working for a good cause to help the wildlife. you get to meet a lot of different people from a lot of different regions ranging from different ethnicities.

    Consthe pay is good but might be a little south side from the private sector. you can always use ur experience in the private sector later if you wish too. you might have to travel frequently

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsEvery Other Friday off. Good vacation and benefits

    ConsVERY clique oriented. Managers have poor management skills and projects take forever to develop. Operates like a government job where the priority is to do what they have always done. There are two groups there, those that have been there forever and those that stay for a year or two and leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward pro-active projects and think "How can we do things better."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, staff is approachable and willing to take on new projects

    ConsLarge organizational structure causes things to slow sometimes

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

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    It was one of the best employment experiences I've ever had!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSeriously flexible with hours and work life balance. The benefits were wonderful and the people were amazing!

    ConsThere were too many levels of management and it was very difficult to connect with the senior staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry in involve the lower staff on a more regular bases.

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

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    Good company, limited upward mobility

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWe have off every other Friday and most management is really laid-back and flexible about time off. I never feel like I have to worry about annual leave because I always have time. People are generally very nice and committed to saving the environment in their private lives as well so the culture is great.

    ConsNot much in terms of upward mobility which has been a criticism of the company for some time, especially people starting out on the lower rungs. Pay isn't great, but maybe that's just for my position. No tuition help but it's still so competitive that you pretty much need a Master's to move up in any way, and that's still not a promise that you'll get a promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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