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Updated Jun 18, 2019

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NRDC CEO Rhea Suh
Rhea Suh
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice work environment, friendly people, interesting topics(in 11 reviews)

  • "Lots of lifelong employees and many women in management because the work-life balance is top notch(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimal opportunities for upward mobility, expectation set by HR that junior employees only stay(in 6 reviews)

  • "non profit, low salary, high tunrover,(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent organization with a mission"

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    Current Employee - Climate Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRDC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most amazing and talented people

    Cons

    Nothing really, it is a great place to work in

    NRDC2019-06-06
  2. "Competitive compensation for a NP, but internally disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRDC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Competitive pay & benefits compared to other nonprofits + Lots of genuinely smart, talented people who care deeply about the mission + Org is making a sincere (if not yet effective) effort to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Cons

    - The org has grown too much and too quickly for the IT, HR, and facilities teams to scale. As a result, offices are very overcrowded, and the HR and IT teams are really unequipped to do their jobs. - The raise/promotion/performance review process is very opaque. Lots of disparate and conflicting info is made available, but managers are still left w/o answers for their employees. (Another case of HR not being equipped...

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    NRDC2019-06-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NRDC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, fun, collaborative, nice, fair

    Cons

    Competitive as times, but overall great.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up a little

    NRDC2019-03-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at NRDC full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      At NRDC you are surrounded by passionate and BRILLIANT people who deeply care about each other and the future of our planet.

      Cons

      The work is 24/7 because everyone cares so deeply.

      NRDC2019-03-08
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      "Great people, dysfunctional operation"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at NRDC full-time

        Pros

        Everyone's passionate about the issues

        Cons

        They're trying to break down the silos, but it hasn't worked very well

        NRDC2019-03-10
      • Helpful (3)

        "Great mission and colleagues"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at NRDC full-time

          Pros

          Mission, smart colleagues, resources to get the job done

          Cons

          Administrative staff are stretched thin

          NRDC2019-02-12
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          "Program Assistant"

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          Former Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at NRDC full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Good benefits Good institutional knowledge in the field Scientists and lawyers are really nice People are smart (and often overqualified) Some are great and have good ideas but are overshadowed by others

          Cons

          Disrespect for many people working in development from other departments and GREAT disrespect for program assistants in this position. PAs are not treated well almost universally in this organization. Their work is often looked down upon. I left on my own accord but in the exit interview I mentioned this and they said that they would "try" to do a training on it. It's almost impossible to move out of a lower tier...

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          Advice to Management

          Treat all levels of employees with the same respect and do something about the diversity trainings

          NRDC2019-02-14
        • Helpful (1)

          "Video Editor"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at NRDC

            Pros

            They have a Great Mission statement

            Cons

            Poor freelance policy and slightly, anti male.

            Advice to Management

            Great middle management...

            NRDC2019-02-21
          • Helpful (1)

            "Communications Intern"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
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            I worked at NRDC

            Pros

            NRDC is very organized. It's a nonprofit but runs a little like corporate, which isn't a bad thing. The work is very organized and I had very specific tasks of drafting action alerts and event invitations. (These were great to save as writing samples for future employers!) I made a lot of great connections at NRDC that I'm sure will help me land me in another work environment that is just as great!

            Cons

            Some days I had grunt work to do-- but that's just a typical internship

            NRDC2018-12-10
          • Helpful (2)

            "It's OK"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at NRDC full-time

            Pros

            Lot's of driven staff that generally believe in what they're doing.

            Cons

            Very little progress on assignments or projects. The organization is obsessed with diversity to the point that if you're a white, cis, heterosexual male, you need not apply here. A ton of bureaucracy and office politics to navigate. HR is a joke, it takes months to hire people that are needed and those in HR are feckless with their role. Countless time wasted creating a bunch of memos that are circulated internally...

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            Advice to Management

            Clean house in HR. Hire from outside the organization. Way too many NRDC lifers who have no idea how people work in the "real world" read: deadlines, being blunt, not having to thought and speech police constantly

            NRDC2018-09-27
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