I worked at Environmental Working Group full-time (More than 5 years)
There are a lot of good things to say about Environmental Working group. I worked there for 5 years, and this company is ready to go on the dime, whether it's innovation, research, or cutting-edge press releases. EWG is not afraid to try something new, and tossing all there energies and staff resources to get everyone moving towards an ultimate goal for the greater good.
It's amazing how the teams work so well even through disagreements, compromises are made, and when I was there, successful outcomes always came. I think there is somehting powerful about the way they reward employees as well. If you did somehting great, you were called out by name, and what you did. It's very empowering when you can see your other colleagues get rewarded, or praised, and then also to receive the same treatment for quality work as well.
Lots of transparency, and people there are fairly truthful and sincere. Makes it easy to make friends and support each other. You can tell that people really care, you will for sure make friends at EWG, I loved the international and cultural diversity of EWG.
EWG will for sure keep you busy! They move fast. I mean fast. The nice thing is they are flexible, and never felt micro-managed. My team transitioned through two supervisors, and both were great, and the process was seamless.
Disagreements will happen, lots of smart people, mean lots of ideas. Fortunately working through disagreements is a quick process there, since EWG is very fast paced, so a compromise will be made to keep the ball rolling. Have your facts together for something you want to innovate, to prove the ROI. Sometimes that can be hard since it is a non-profit, and funds are allocated judiciously.
Work load is pretty heavy.
Takes a while to move up, but you eventually will.
Advice to Management
What you have done all these years, continue to keep it up.
I worked at Environmental Working Group as an intern (Less than a year)
Very smart and hardworking staff.
Friendly, relaxed work environment.
People who are passionate about environmental issues in a smart, savy way that doesn't come across as too radical
As an intern, my task became mundane after a while. Most of my learning occurred through attending meetings and talking to various staff members. I wouldn't have minded being thrown other random tasks, but my position was pretty specific.
I have been working at Environmental Working Group as an intern (Less than a year)
EWG is a forward-thinking non-profit, and, though hectic at times, the work/workload is meaningful and gratifying. There is a great inter-office atmosphere, and input, criticism, and critique is expected/encouraged from all level of employee.
Goals/timelines are not always clearly defined, particularly for projects considered to be lower on the scale of EWG priorities. This isn't ideal when the project considered to be low priority is yours. Executive team is difficult to get in touch with, primarily because they are off-campus regularly for meetings, events, etc.
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EWG covers important issues that make a difference in people's lives. My input is heard and taken into consideration. We change directions a lot, but that is one of our greatest strengths.
That same strength can be frustrating when you have put time into a project and then we are told we are moving to another that is more important.
I worked at Environmental Working Group as an intern
-Met lots of people involved in environmental movement
-Got to experience all aspects of working at a DC nonprofit
-Not given a lot of independence as an intern
I worked at Environmental Working Group full-time (Less than a year)
work life balance, on site shower
too much strange upper management drama
I have been working at Environmental Working Group full-time (More than 3 years)
Never a boring moment at EWG. We work on important topics that help the public every day.
Would be nice to focus more\deeper
Advice to Management
Need better project management
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