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"Great opportunity for recent college grads"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

The Student Conservation Association offers current students as well as recent college graduates the opportunity to work all over the United States. They gain stipend compensation as well as health insurance. Very interesting and well-known employment opportunities that look great on a resume.

Cons

You do not make a ton of money. The stipend is enough to live on for your time with the Student Conservation Association, but it does not leave much left for savings. And you can only hold the job for 2 years at most.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Student Conservation Association

  1. "Best company to gain experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ray Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ray Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Student Conservation Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -people share the same passions as you
    -various agencies they work with
    -variety of skills learned
    -pays off student dept
    -gain what future employers love to call "experience"
    These jobs are all over the country and they pay for travel, student loans, and housing
    *if you have a car payment you better camp!!

    Cons

    Every once in a great while there was stupid busy work. Have more courses offered that are expensive such as first aid or wilderness responder

    Advice to Management

    Your doing great things! Maybe a slight bump in pay. Add more all over the country!


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    "SCA has a great mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    SCA has a great mission. You will enjoy the final results of your work. Staff are friendly. Internships are great!

    Cons

    Management is very hierarchical. Regions are very isolated. Top down approach. Hard to find consensus. Do not value long term employees. Always looking for next best thing instead of focusing on present. Need to focus more on environmental movement and not live in isolated bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. If it is not broken, don't try to fix it. New is good, but not always necessary.


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