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Ecological Society of America Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2018

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

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    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.

    Ecological Society of America2018-05-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "ESA: Laid ack but Smothering"

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    Former Employee - 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.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better, more thorough, and more official training. One or two days shadowing an outgoing employee and a few pages of instructions are insufficient preparation for the many tasks ESA employees are expected to perform. Management should better understand their employees' full responsibilities.

    Ecological Society of America2018-07-07
  3. "nice place to work, typical nonprofit with changing priorities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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

    Ecological Society of America2018-03-19
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Bullying part of work environment"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Retire your older staff who worked in an era where intimation and harmful gossip were allowed in the work place.

    Ecological Society of America2017-07-10
  5. "Office Assistant"

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    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

    Ecological Society of America2017-03-11
  6. "Good entry lvl"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

    Ecological Society of America2015-12-30
  7. "Education and Diversity Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    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

    Ecological Society of America2015-06-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the faint of heart..."

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    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...

    Advice to Management

    Don't let go of talented workers...

    Ecological Society of America2014-02-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company for those looking to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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.

    Ecological Society of America2013-05-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work but not much opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and laid back working environment. Nice people. 403(b) is good (10%). Annual leaves starting at 2 weeks to 3 weeks after 5th year. Can carry forward 240 hrs of annual leave.

    Cons

    Salary can be low. Only 2 layers of positions: entry staffs or directors. Directors never quit and there is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Create some mid level position to retain some good staff.

    Ecological Society of America2013-01-11
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