Conservation International - Generally supportive work environment with some strong personalities | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Generally supportive work environment with some strong personalities"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conservation International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, supportive management for professional development Interesting, fun, supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Located in Crystal City (Arlington), VA Upper management includes some larger-than-life personalities - which can impact your day to day work

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth in young employees more to reduce turn-over

    Conservation International2013-05-07
  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ad Communications in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conservation International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with like-minded colleagues who care about CI's work makes this a great environment. Leadership is on the newer side and have shown their interest in listening and adapting. Nice Arlington office space. Option to work remotely or have a flexible schedule. A good amount of annual leave and competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Communicating vision isn't always clear. Lack of diversity. I've heard that it's very difficult for coordinators to be promoted.

    Conservation International2020-01-06
  2. "Barely Livable Salary, No Room for Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conservation International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's an amazing, welcoming, and modern work environment. You're also able to work remotely and the benefits, as well as the people, are great.

    Cons

    It is nearly impossible for someone in an entry-level position to be promoted. The salary for coordinators and office administrators is barely liveable yet they have no problem paying for expensive consultants monthly. They expect you to have years of experience in positions that almost no one would take because of the low pay. If you don't have a Master's degree or Ph.D. you won't make any money. It doesn't matter how many years of experience you have as being a manager, if you don't have a traditional education you're completely looked over. As far as development, they offer you Linkedin learning (which is a joke) and the chance to receive project management certificates (which again doesn't matter if you don't have a Master's or Ph.D.).

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    Advice to Management

    Enable those with less traditional educational backgrounds to advance into management positions.

    Conservation International2020-01-11

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