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Audubon Society Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  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


  2. "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


  3. "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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  5. "accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Great people and beautiful office

    Cons

    Some managers are awfully shady

    Advice to Management

    Be careful what managers you employ


  6. "Inspiring and Hardworking Conservation Organization"

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are awesome and amazing with all kinds of expertise. Great supervisors and multiple projects to keep you energized.

    Cons

    Would be nice to connect to different states and share experiences throughout the organization

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and engaging the employees.


  7. "Great Mission"

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

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    casual, good mission, great office

    Cons

    long hours for a non-profit


  8. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    great mission, smart, talented people, strong leadership, multiple locations and roles, recognized and respected brand in the environmental space

    Cons

    complex and decentralized organization which leads to challenges in some areas. As an environmental NGO, faces the same funding challenges as all others

    Advice to Management

    do more to promote employee morale and connect disperse staff. Celebrate victories more. Take the time to recognize staff contributions,


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    "morale needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Audubon Society (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The field is doing great conservation work

    Cons

    Too many upper management folks. Staff overworked and underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    help current employees to grow and move up the ladder


  10. "Passionate Conservarion Organization"

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

    Pros

    Organization is open to new ideas and expects you to follow through. I was able to create 3 new positions for myself over 10yrs.

    Cons

    It's a non profit. Limited resources and high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding high performing employees to retain talent.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Education & Outreach Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Audubon Society full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, great people, good benefits, great job.

    Cons

    Low end of payscale for skills/experience; top heavy organization


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