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Will Shafroth
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great organization and mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Foundation

    Pros

    Great people with lots of expertise and experience dedicated to the mission.

    Cons

    Turnover is high and the relationship to the Park Service and Administrations can be difficult to keep consistency over the years.

  2. "Not a healthy work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The HR department is fantastic - they put on fun holiday events and outings. Organization is growing at a very fast pace, which is good and bad. Supporting our Country's national parks is fantastic!

    Cons

    Very unfriendly employees - nobody talks or even says good morning. Colleagues across the organization get up and leave for the day without as much as a goodbye. Very individualized siloed work. No formal training once in your position - just thrown on your own. Teams are very top heavy - too many directors and not sure of your proper chain of command. Workplace commradery is forced.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees once they've been added to the team - some of my team's new members seem to be thrown into projects with no knowledge or support. Not a fun a work environment. Organization might be growing too quickly, employees don't know team members on other teams. In the last year nearly 10 new individuals have started and my team doesn't know any of them - NPF employees make no effort to meet new people. I dread...

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  3. "Unhappy work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great mission - executive leadership who really cares about our national parks and employees. Great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Very silent and independent work. No inter-team working. Employees are very hostile towards others and very protective of their own individual work. 8 hours working alone.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure middle and lower management has proper training to do their job and they're able to explain and articulate what is needed of their employees.

  4. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Park Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing mission, hard-working colleagues, and partners

    Cons

    No interest in clear paths for staff growth within the organization

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Silent Office"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at National Park Foundation

      Pros

      Good mission, strong upper level management

      Cons

      Toxic work environment, poor communication

    • "An exciting new chapter for the Foundation!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at National Park Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The organization has gone through a lot of positive change and growth over the past 2 years. Many of us here feel that we are working at a place that is on a wonderful upward trajectory. It's exciting to work at an organization that is starting to perform on a whole new level in the industry. The team is very collaborative and collegial, the mission is beloved, and the organization is definitely heading in the right...

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      Cons

      There are some employees who have been at the organization for a while and are part of the "old guard" who aren't quite ready for the change and growth, or the pace with which it is happening. Hopefully they will either get on board and step up, or leave.

    • "Hardest and most rewarding job in my career"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at National Park Foundation full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Getting to work with and in our national parks

      Cons

      Trying to provide support to a government agency

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