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Arbor Day Foundation Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Great People, Great Mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web Designer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Web Designer in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arbor Day Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very focused on their mission and the people who support it. Super friendly and open to new ideas or best practices to further the world to become aware of trees as a solution to global issues. They cater in lunches on special occasions and everyone there is always happy, friendly, and willing to help as a friend and coworker. The culture is something they're really focusing on and emphasizing the fact that their people make the difference.

    Cons

    Not that it's a downside, but it's nonprofit pay and benefits could be better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They take employees out like the trash."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Day Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid fairly well, but they squeezed every last drop out of you for it. Facilities were nice.

    Cons

    Out of touch management. Upper level staff in constant meetings while lower level staff pushed to the breaking point. Constant restructuring and turning over of staff. Longtime employees dismissed so new ones could be brought in at lower wages. People afraid to make eye contact after a while. Paranoia is rampant. Didn't realize how bad it was until I worked somewhere afterward where I didn't feel like I was constantly looking over my shoulder. It seems they will do anything for money and their "mission" is secondary to that. Dishonest marketing, mass mailings, shoddy products, and a bologna culture of fake smiles.

    Advice to Management

    Walk deep into the forest and stay there.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lost in the trees"

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    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Day Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good idea for a non-profit, but this company is lost in its own head.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible management by a strange introverted person that values money more than mission.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to grow your organization without trashing your employees and taking them for granted.


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  5. "Fun and fulfilling but occasionally very stressful job."

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    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arbor Day Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and values. ADF cares about its members and employees. Great benefits. Nice work environment. Good people. Opportunities to advance. Fun community interaction opportunities. Solid training in arboriculture provided.

    Cons

    Senior management becoming more "corporate" and losing site of their original plan. Spamming members with mass mailings which result in unhappy phone calls. Excluding lower level employees from events that were formerly foundation-wide. Formerly stable team experiencing high turnover due to above mentioned mass mail spam.


  6. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Intern in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arbor Day Foundation part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, team environment, wonderful wonderful place to work

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  7. "Solid Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Day Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Organization really cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Limited resources can lead to a pretty big work load but that's to be expected in the nonprofit field.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the push for a great employee culture. It's working.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great cause, questionable execution."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arbor Day Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, newer facilities, fun opportunities for "extracurricars" like tree planting.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover due to constant restructuring, horrible "open office" plans that are noisy and difficult to work in, management out of touch with employees.