Ecological Society of America Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2020

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Ecological Society of America Executive Director Katherine S. McCarter
Katherine S. McCarter
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  1. "Publications Office (Ithaca, NY)"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publications Staff in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ecological Society of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great work environment; easy-going and respectful colleagues, clear direction from management. -Generous benefits; comprehensive insurance, plenty of vacation and sick time, 10% matching contribution to retirement.

    Cons

    -Working remotely is not for everyone. I don't mind the absence of a physical publications office, or working from home, but some may.

  2. "nice people, little mobility"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ecological Society of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    super nice people, important cause

    Cons

    little upward mobility, low pay

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "ESA: Laid ack but Smothering"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Administrative Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecological Society of America for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a small office, where it's easy to get to know all your co-workers. It's a friendly place mostly staffed by people who really care about their work, individual contributions are valued, and some roles and regulations can be flexible.

    Cons

    Because it's such a small office, there is little room for advancement and basically no training except the very piecemeal. Information on old and elaborate systems is heavily siloed and in some cases institutional memory has lost it completely, and some managers either provide very little guidance or micromanage heavily.

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  4. "nice place to work, typical nonprofit with changing priorities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecological Society of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, great mission, but frequently changing priorities - you need to be flexible and focused to do well here. Great benefits. Lots of vacation and sick time. Decent health benefits and good 403(b) contribution.

    Cons

    lots of recent changes - not a bad thing IMO - but you have to have a stomach for it

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bullying part of work environment"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecological Society of America full-time

    Pros

    Hands off approach to work.

    Cons

    Where to start. Senior staff gossip about their staff openly and loudly, for their interns and other staff members. Humiliation and bullying is rampant. Unprofessional, stay away.

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  6. "Office Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecological Society of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team/family attitude

    Cons

    Outdated systems made work more complicated than it needed to be

  7. "Good entry lvl"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ecological Society of America

    Pros

    Great environment great parking and a golf course

    Cons

    Traffic going to work and pay

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  8. "Education and Diversity Intern"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Ecological Society of America

    Pros

    The management is extremely friendly. Always something to do, never bored.

    Cons

    Securing funding and grant writing are a constant

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the faint of heart..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ecological Society of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff can be fun and enjoyable to be with.

    Cons

    Not the best when it comes to salaries...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company for those looking to make a difference"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecological Society of America

    Pros

    -Great work environment -Management is helpful and wants you to thrive -Flexible hours -Wide range of project to work on -Small workforce; everyone knows and is pleasant with everyone else

    Cons

    -Very little room for growth -Salary/compensation is a little lacking, but the upward momentum will hopefully change that for future employees -I haven't been here too long, but I can't honestly think of anything else wrong with the company at this point in time.

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