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"Great mission, highly effective, but could be better."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

Perhaps the most effective environmental NGO to work at the intersection of environment, markets, and business. Most employees feel like they have an ability to shape the national dialogue on environmental issues and the organization is creative in it's approach.

Cons

There is no clear path for advancement within the organization, so it's up to employees to "figure it out" and make opportunities happen for themselves. Compensation for employees that rise up within the organization does not keep pace with new employees.

Advice to Management

Create a consistent advancement track for employees and improve equity in salary for new and existing employees. Encourage managers to praise employees for a job well done on a more regular basis.

Other Employee Reviews for Environmental Defense

  1. "Great mission, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focus on making real change in the world

    Cons

    Staff is stretched thin which is making people less willing to help each other

    Advice to Management

    Recognize younger staff--they are your future


  2. "Calcified"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Defense full-time

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people passionate about finding solutions to the biggest environmental problems.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, hierarchical, and self congratulatory. Too fixated on upper management, leading to bottlenecks, lost opportunities, lack of efficiency. Too many unnecessary fire drills.

    Advice to Management

    Truly empower mid-management to deploy their skills and judgement, instead of just paying lip service.

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