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"Great organization, great people, virtuous mission, high expectations but laid-back atmosphere"

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Current Employee - Manager, Science Division in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Manager, Science Division in Arlington, VA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Conservation International full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Scientific, policy, and corporate sustainability expertise from all over the globe; diversity; passionate staff; flexible work hours and location; competitive salary and benefits

Cons

Large organization means that individual achievements can be lost; strong personalities and competitiveness for funding and work within the organization; entrenched leadership that is somewhat out of touch with the day-to-day

Advice to Management

CI's achievements over its 25 year history have been remarkable, but significant organizational change (new mission, vastly expanded staff and reach) mean that it runs more like a large company than a small NGO, this is going to require adaptation and focus on improving cross-divisional team management to improve efficiency, reduce conflict, and improve staff morale

Other Employee Reviews for Conservation International

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Please don't consider working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Good benefits

    Cons

    Non existent leadership, lack of clarity surrounding the mission, ambiguity surrounding the work and successes. Where is the strategy?

    Advice to Management

    Please show up at the office and see what's really going on. Staff needs and wants leadership, direction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at CI was largely positive--incredibly knowledgeable staff and leadership, and collegial atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conservation International is a dynamic organization with a compelling mission and an open, respectful, globally-minded corporate culture. There's a high level professionalism across all parts of the organization but the culture also recognizes the importance of maintaining a work/life balance. There are many employees who have worked at CI for five or more years.

    Cons

    Even though CI is very good at promoting from within, early career professionals (those 2-5 years out of school) have fewer opportunities for career advancement within the organization. It's not uncommon for employees at those tiers to advance by moving to a different part of the organization. Also, opportunities vary by department because some stay relatively static for years and others do not.

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