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"Work alongside a plethora of genuine, unique people, passionate about a common goal."

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Former Contractor - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sierra Club as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Communal and inviting culture, top notch training, interesting work, relatively good pay when compared to other non-profits. Instant coffee machines pump out quality espressos for those who need a 2pm "pick me up." Biking to work is celebrated and encouraged (and a few of the regional offices have showers/locker rooms)!

Cons

Salary not quite competitive with private sector -- but that is to be expected. Pets often allowed in the office, so maybe not the best environment for allergy sufferers.

Other Employee Reviews for Sierra Club

  1. "Deeply rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff is incredibly committed to the mission of the organization; fun atmosphere. All non-management staff have union representation. The organization is very strategic and effective, and in recent years has done a lot of internal work that is very progressive and focuses on building effective teams, networking and building coalitions with non-traditional allies, etc. I also have a lot of respect for the organizational culture and volunteer-led approach; the grassroots leadership of the organization is nothing short of inspirational.

    Cons

    The staff has a tendency to over-work themselves. The salary scale compared to some comparable organizations seemed on the low side. Sometimes the organization has internal conflicts between different levels of volunteer leadership (i.e. national vs. state/local priorities), which can lead to some interesting challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Greater recognition of success with merit based bonuses and/or raises.


  2. "Great mission, unique environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally appropriate work-life balance and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Compensation, benefits, limited upward mobility, poor retention; working to improve these areas could do the organization well to retain employees.

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