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The Humane Society of the United States Overview

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Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
1954
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$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. Together with our affiliates we provided hands-on care and services to nearly 300,000 animals in 2016 alone, and continue to ... 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This non-profit treats its donor funds with respect, laser focuses on transformational change and rings up weekly victories most charities would be happy with annually. It’s an inspiring place to earn a living.

    Cons

    It’s a fast-paced no-nonsense environment. You need to be there to do the job. If you’re looking for a social life, it’s probably not a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Putting a bit of fun in the day won’t hurt the animals. It will motivate the human ones working for you!

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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.
The Humane Society of the United States photo of: Take a look at our openings and join the team!
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

  • 2017 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE), 2017
  • 2017 AWE EcoLeadership Award, Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE), 2017
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