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

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Felxible Work Culture
    Work from Home
    Competitive Salary
    Casual Attire
    Travel

    Cons

    Lower level employees growing in a position can sometimes be difficult due to funding and restructuring etc.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Defense as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting, passionate staff who are, for the most part, very willing to talk to interns about their work. Overall, was a valuable and challenging (in a good way) internship and I felt that my work was useful.

    Cons

    It is not a particularly diverse organization, but it seems like they are trying to improve. This likely varies quite a bit depending on the office location.

    Advice to Management

    The summer I worked there, it seemed like an intern/ambassador program was half in place. It would have been great if this was really implemented and interns had more a chance to learn more from some of the other young people in the office.

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