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The Humane Society of the United States Overview

Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
1954
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through ... Read more

Mission: Celebrate animals, confront cruelty.

The Humane Society of the United States Reviews

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    I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States full-time

    Pros

    Proud to work at HSUS and all the amazing work they do. The most effective animal protection group in the world. Experts in most fields to help.

    Cons

    Pay is way below standards. ASPCA pays three times as much. A gets 50/day for petsitting. At HSUS the pet sitting is included in your check so you only get 1/2 of the 25. Too many chefs and not enough cooks - majority of upper management do not understand what job entails or how overworked we are.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the excessive layers of management and hire more staff to help with work. Listen to staff and their ideas/requests. We need another Laura Maloney who understood the job, how decisions affected staff and understood the job her staff was doing.

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The Humane Society of the United States Photos

The Humane Society of the United States photo of: Our Gaithersburg office location.
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The Humane Society of the United States photo of: Working on animal protection issues can be difficult when there are adversaries, but we make sure to celebrate the victories and milestones too.
The Humane Society of the United States photo of: The HSUS Animal Rescue Team sometimes uses the Gaithersburg office as a transfer point for dogs going to placement partners after a case is over.
The Humane Society of the United States photo of: Halloween is taken seriously
The Humane Society of the United States photo of: The HSUS running team participating in the annual Poplar Springs 5k
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The Humane Society of the United States Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at The Humane Society of the United States in November 2016.

    Interview

    After submitting an application through the HSUS website I heard nothing back for about three weeks. I got an email from the HR department asking to set up a phone interview. During the phone interview basic questions were asked including salary, availability, why do want to work there etc. Only lasted 20 minutes. After that, an in person interview was arranged. The interview consisted of three administrators. One was very personable and willing to talk about the organization while the other one was very silent and the last was not paying any attention at all and was on his phone the entire time, clearly not engaged. The entire process from start to finish took about 5 weeks. Overall, communication was terrible. In between every correspondence with the organization, days would pass before they got back to me. The entire process was needlessly long and frustrating.

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The Humane Society of the United States Awards & Accolades

  • AWE EcoLeadership, Alliance for Workplace Excellence, 2015

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