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"CI has lost its way"

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Conservation International full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Flexible work schedule. Green organization. Strong mission in a critical area. Strong IT support.

Cons

Senior management is out-of-touch and showing up for a staff meeting every couple of months is insufficient. High turnover in senior positions with many vacancies lasting for months and even years. Too much time spent in planning and documenting what is allegedly accomplished. Cutting back of field programs. Lack of diversification in funding sources and limited growth in new donors. Promotion of mid-level employees with minimal experience to senior positions affects the organization's ability to achieve its mission. Stagnation of promotions for qualified employees at the levels below Vice President.

Advice to Management

Take a critical look at the organization and stop being cheerleaders about how great everything is. Strengthen your Human Resources and Fundraising functions. Refine your funding model as it is unsustainable.

Other Employee Reviews for Conservation International

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Innovative organization with opportunity to change the world, but positions insecure"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conservation International full-time

    Pros

    Creative, smart, committed, hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Funding is unreliable which makes positions tenuous


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Generally supportive work environment with some strong personalities"

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

    I worked at Conservation International full-time (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

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