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Updated July 10, 2018
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IUCN Director General Inger Andersen
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  1. "The organization is only as good as its people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Very flat structure. Senior management is approachable
    - Change process has been very transparent
    - Mission is very strong. Employees truly believe in the mission
    - Hard work leads to success
    - HQ and regions work very closely and cordially as compared to many big international organizations
    - Compensation is fair but there is always room for improvement
    - Flexibility to staff on their work schedules
    - Corporates functions work well with each other

    Cons

    - General benefits (pension and insurances) can be more standardized across all locations

    Advice to Management

    - Could move from old fashioned nature conservation to modern methods. This would need a turnover at the senior management level
    - Improve branding of the organization. Currently seems to be the "best kept secret"


  2. "Junior Professional Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time

    Pros

    Great office! Great team! Great Organization

    Cons

    Low salary, hard to make a living

  3. "IUCN DC office review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time

    Pros

    Strong partnerships and meaningful work with policy level impact, diverse individual interests and action that can enhance cross-sectoral approach

    Cons

    Little effort for large scale on-the-ground implementation toward targeted results, with little M&E for impact; no strength to grievance mechanisms and options for reducing hierarchy and institutionalized leadership team management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience, friendly environment and people, interesting work load making the job dynamic

    Cons

    Working on large policy documents can be very tedious work


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Program Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique experiences, world travel, responsibility over projects.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking, teams can be unorganized, more work than most people can handle.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment, friendly and international staff.

    Cons

    I was not there long enough to notice any


  7. "Operations Manager (Finance and Admin)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jordan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jordan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big International Organization and they have good system

    Cons

    there is no negative with working with nature

    Advice to Management

    looking for country director

  8. "Review of IUCN"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission and objectives, Nice staff

    Cons

    Hierarchial structure, indifference to change and lack of a viable business model, limited career growth path for non programme ppl.

    Advice to Management

    They should focus on resource mobilisation and change the orientaion according to new times


  9. "Do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice to work with
    Offer nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Very poor management skills at all levels


  10. "Mission-driven; coordination often lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven; staff driven by idealism and commitment to organization's values

    Cons

    Complex structures; lack of coordination amongst units and components (global and regional programmes, Members, Commissions)


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