I worked at Pachamama Alliance as an intern (Less than a year)
The mission is great and easy to get behind: "To empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world." They are making a difference for the environment and for indigenous people in Ecuador
There is little opportunity to move up Being an intern doesn't mean they have any desire to hiring you later Many of the younger people have quit/not the best turnover rate I would guess
Advice to Management
Keeping people just because they have been there for a long time will not help you grow...all employees should be treated equally and compensation shouldn't have such a disparity.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pachamama Alliance (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.
I met with two of the main media producers. These two members had been producing for the organization for several years. They knew the culture of the organization well and they also knew the tone that the founders liked. They already had some ideas in mind for their campaign. We had a meeting specifically about - How would I approach and execute their ideas. They had approximately 10 options, and they asked me to help narrow them down and explain the pros and cons of the different options I resonated with. They were interested in my creative take as well as my understanding of budget and time lines for the project. The interview served as a testing ground for communication skills, team building capabilities and creative resonance. It went well and I got the job.
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