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Updated Jan 17, 2020

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3.4
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IUCN Director General Grethel Aguilar Rojas (no image)
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Pros
  • "Wonderful working environment, friendly and international staff(in 4 reviews)

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Cons
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  • "There is very little scope for promotion/career development and salaries need to be much improved(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "IUCN positively prepares you for every professional challenge"

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

    I worked at IUCN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible environment. Friendly colleagues. Independence. Well reputed. "Do more with less" environment. Decent salary and benefits. Careers are made in IUCN.

    Cons

    Depending on which location you worked your employee experience will be very different. Need some turnover in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Went through a tough management regime but thing looks brighter now. Always remember to treat staff with care, respect and dignity. Try to standardize some of the benefits especially insurances.

    IUCN2019-07-08
  2. "great mission big buraucracy"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Officer 

    I worked at IUCN full-time

    Pros

    spectacular mission that resonates with employees

    Cons

    admin burden is massive and results in huge amount of process at the expense of technical work

    IUCN2019-11-26
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  4. "Dynamic intergovernmental organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing org spread throughout the world. Work with people from everywhere, very diverse.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and a crisis of identity in a changing world

    IUCN2019-06-12
  5. "Project coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time

    Pros

    Nice professional environment, benefits and colleagues

    Cons

    Not a big chance to scale up

    IUCN2018-10-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "The organization is only as good as its people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IUCN full-time for 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

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    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"

    IUCN2017-11-21
  7. "Junior Professional Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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

    IUCN2017-11-14
  8. "IUCN DC office review"

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    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.

    IUCN2017-10-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Recommends

    I worked at IUCN

    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

    IUCN2017-01-03
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Program Officer"

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

    I worked at IUCN full-time for 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.

    IUCN2016-02-25
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Recommends

    I worked at IUCN

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment, friendly and international staff.

    Cons

    I was not there long enough to notice any

    IUCN2015-12-05
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