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"Love the organization, state chapters have limited growth ops"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great organization, doing amazing and important work; great benefits (much better than most for profits); lots of time off, including maternity and paternity leave; (mostly) flexible scheduling; (mostly) supportive and encouraging work environment; working with incredibly smart, yet humble, people; focus on diversity; and have a great world view.

Cons

There can be a disconnect between the state chapters and the organization headquarters; communications are sometimes lacking; growth opportunities at the state level are also lacking, especially for low to mid-level professionals (basically due to lack of growth overall) and it can be difficult to break into the employment ops at headquarters; occasional layoffs still happening due to slow return from recession; not a place for people who do not like change--priorities and messaging change often; like most nonprofits, salaries are lower and merit increases and raises can be hard to achieve; should be more of an effort to "walk the green talk"

Advice to Management

Don't overlook the value of mid-level staff, even the most loyal employees will eventually feel under appreciated and lose motivation (especially when travel budgets remain inflated for certain employees and salaries are low for others); executive management at the state chapters should do a better job of aligning themselves with the messaging guidance and other initiatives from headquarters

Other Employee Reviews for The Nature Conservancy

  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working alongside people who love what they do. Flexibility. Rewarding Work.

    Cons

    Not a great salary, but understandable considering it is a non-profit.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great, for a enterprise-sized non-profit."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    By-and-large surrounded by good people doing good things for a good cause. There is occasionally a myopic Type-A leader who runs amock, but the rank-and-file pulls together and focuses on getting things done.

    Cons

    The Conservancy is big (massive) so it takes a while for the gears of the bureaucracy to grind. That said, the benefits of an enterprise (excellent benefits, good work/life balance, diverse array of work projects) far outweigh the drawbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Better internal communications, and be upfront about work programs and objectives. Sometimes being nice does more harm than good.

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