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Audubon Society Reviews

Updated December 17, 2017
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  • Cruel staff, no respect from upper management at all (in 5 reviews)

  • 91 million non-profit corporation that it is (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong Mission
    Competitive salary for a NGO
    Senior management values employees
    Invested in environment and people

    Cons

    Needs more effective communication. There are lot of state offices so communication can get lost but it slowly improves every year.


  2. "National is ever-changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Great mission; state chapters do great conservation and are stable, dedicated organizations.

    Cons

    At the national level, strategies are not well organized or communicated with leaders in the respective groups. The result is great inefficiency and wasted time; constant change is inevitable. For potential employees, you might find yourself better off with a 2-year position than a 'permanent' position with this organization. Be careful!

    Advice to Management

    Trust the ability of your employees to adapt to the changing strategies of your organization. Enable your employees to succeed...too many people are given duties that do not fit their strengths. Make a real commitment to your employees.

  3. "Over and out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Field staff was generally great.

    Cons

    Senior management not so much.


  4. "If you have a pulse, a passion for life and honestly care for the environment look elsewhere,you won't fit in."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Society part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An aesthetically pleasing building and park. The furniture was comfortable. It was enjoyable showing the beauty of nature to guests and working with all of the sweet volunteers.

    Cons

    Cruel staff, no respect from upper management at all. Horrible pay, poor communication and no teamwork at all. If you actually recycle and care for the environment, don't work here. They only claim to care for the environment when there's a donation attached.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be actual conservationists and environmentalists, don't just claim to be at headquarters and not reinforce in your centers. Treat your employees like human beings.


  5. "TN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, beautiful location, great if you like kids

    Cons

    low pay and short season


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Should be so much beter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Great people on the ground and in the field!

    Cons

    Headquarters staff is disorganized and leads by fear of firing. Top staff are more interested in self promotion and perception than getting work done.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to get new management.


  7. "Summer Camp Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Society part-time

    Pros

    The staff at the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) was very friendly and helpful. This felt like a group of friends that shared a common goal, entertaining and educating elementary school children about nature.

    Cons

    This was a summer position and the "TRAC" met all of my expectations. I really can't complain

    Advice to Management

    You've got a great program. You might want to get some marketing help to spread the word on your camp. It seemed such a shame to have some of the weeks have low enrollment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great network of conservationists across the country. Generally nice work environment and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is totally opaque and give the impression of being terribly disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Rely less on consultants and be more transparent with employees


  9. "No respect for labor laws, employees"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Lower level employees are good to work with
    -the nature of working with birds is great, but this is the default. You can do better
    -good pay

    Cons

    -I was fired illegally for a political tweet, I broke no company policy; I was terminated despite exceptional job performance.
    -Mid and higher level management don't respect employee freedom of speech in general; i.e. they care more about their public image than anything. From day one you're essentially told to keep all of your personal views to yourself
    -They throw employees under the bus

    Advice to Management

    -Instead of firing a great employee for something nothing to do with work, maybe have the courage to stand up for an employee's rights
    -if some partner wants the lowest level of employee at Audubon fired, just lie. At worst, at least have the courage to just say you fired them instead of screwing up a whole field season


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Great company with strong mission and staff that works very well together

    Cons

    Many positions are grant based


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