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Updated September 14, 2017
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Frances G. Bainecke
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Pros
  • Lots of lifelong employees and many women in management because the work-life balance is top notch (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice work environment, friendly people, interesting topics (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is better than many companies, but still non-profit level (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited upward mobility for PAs, who generally move onto some other organization or graduate school after (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Graphic Designer"

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

    I worked at NRDC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    coworker are helpful, nice benefits, non profit great messages

    Cons

    non profit, low salary, high tunrover,


  2. "Most effective environmental non-profit there is!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRDC full-time

    Pros

    Results-oriented, strong advocacy, dedicated staff.

    Cons

    I don't have any to report.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Well Meaning but Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NRDC full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people, feeling involved in a cause

    Cons

    In non-program departments (where I worked) there can be an abundance of unclear work, lack of institutional priorities backing up decisions, and inconsistent work depending heavily on your manager. As you'd expect, it is very political in higher levels creating a difficult sense of what roles matter and why. Job advancement is there for some and entirely absent for others, which leads to a kind of favoritism. There is also a heavy use of consultants and hiring out for everything.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Environmental"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NRDC full-time

    Pros

    Nice people focused on saving the planet and good intentions.

    Cons

    Can focus too much on liberal elitist politics. Can be very hostile to pro business solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Support more field work and pro business projects.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment, no upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice environmentally friendly office, stocked kitchen, interesting guest speakers, treated very well overall.

    Cons

    Downtown office means either paying to park all day or pubic transportation, very quiet, work is tedious, software is way outdated, no way to move up from this position. Company is very classist and snobbish. No dissent is tolerated.


  6. "good luck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRDC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    the way the hiearcy is setup


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRDC full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, very good HR and other departments.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NRDC has an excellent vision, a great staff who are passionate and friendly, and a pleasant work space in New York.

    Cons

    Sometimes, there were issues about not receiving enough feedback on work, and of work groups being siloed off from one another.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing more timely and constructive feedback for employees, and make more time to arrange inter-group conversations and strategizing.


  9. "Employees committed to mission"

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    Current Employee - Advocate II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advocate II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are very committed to the central mission of NRDC, which is to protect and improve the environment. Employees are personable, friendly and caring. Salary and benefits are good, for a non-profit.

    Cons

    Shows some dysfunction of being a large organization, but employees seem well-intended to improve this. People tend to work extremely hard - their passion for the mission of the job works to their own detriment, as this leads to burnout. Also, low level staff have little-to-no opportunities for advancement in-house. This needs to be addressed!

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a better way to fill our administrative needs, and provide a way for Program Assistants to engage in more substantive work - and reward them with internal advancement when they prove their value.


  10. "NRDC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mission with incredibly able and intelligent people.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Create incentives to keep and promote your staff.


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