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Tom Kiernan
4 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association full-time

    Pros

    Great nonprofit organization mission. Coworkers are passionate about what they do, friendly, respectful. Flexible schedules and teleworking permitted. Decent health benefits. Nice new office space and good location in downtown DC.

    Cons

    Not many downsides of working here, especially if you believe in the mission of protecting the parks! For some, the pay might be lower than what they're used to, but it's typical of non profits.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, great work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

  3. Helpful (4)

    "It depends on the department and program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association full-time

    Pros

    The mission. The people (for the most part).

    Cons

    Leadership at the Sr. Director, and VP level. Pay scale - Most VPs make 6 figures. Most Sr. Coordinators qualify for housing vouchers. Not a good fit for introverts.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent mission. Excellent organizational focus."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Personal growth and on-the-ground learning opportunities. Independence is key here and autonomy is respected. Management is focused on the mission and dedicated to furthering the organization.

    Cons

    I'm sure compensation could be listed here.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great Mission, but feeling Stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great mission, smart, passionate people. Most employees go home between 5-6 every night, and many of us get to travel to national parks as part of our jobs. Good workplace culture, especially among lower-middle levels of staff.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is mediocre. Most VPs have been at NPCA for 10-15 years, and would be hard-pressed to find top-level jobs at other organizations, so they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Which means the up-and-coming staff rise to a certain point, then leave. New CEO comes from corporate environment and has struggled to put his imprint on the organization, as he doesn't seem sure how to contribute. When VPs disagree...

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    Advice to Management

    Shake things up--the same people in the same roles means the same thing year after year. NPCA's name and brand are worth more than you think--stop partnering with organizations that stain our name.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good mission, good team"

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      Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

      I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      People working across the nation at NPCA are passionate, knowledgeable and friendly. The perks of getting out into the parks is a great one. People here work hard and love what they do.

      Cons

      In the field and regional offices the opportunities for moving up the ladder can be limited. However, I have seen people do it especially if they are willing to change regions or move to the DC office.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Once great, but failing to meet current funding needs"

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      Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
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      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at National Parks Conservation Association full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      It was great to be able to work with people who have passion for the mission.

      Cons

      Leadership lacks the ability to gain strength from cross-functional integration. As well, they lack the ability to be proactive regarding funding.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Easy work week; uncomfortably homogeneous office culture."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at National Parks Conservation Association

      Pros

      NPCA offers a thirty five hour work week, decent benefits, and an easy commute. The organization's committement to work life balance is also greatly appreciated.

      Cons

      NPCA is lacking in diversity despite the organization's committement to diversity as a core value. Senior management in some, but not all, divisions seem disorganized and inexperiened.

      Advice to Management

      Management and supervisory training would be useful. as would cultural competency training. The different divisions of NPCA operate in silos; some silos seem fully functional and decent places to work; others seem like dysfunctional messes.

    • "Good experience with NPCA"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
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      I worked at National Parks Conservation Association

      Pros

      Good work life balance, hours are flexible during summer. Nice working environment, entirely new office, which is LEED certified Coworkers are nice

      Cons

      not really, a nice experience in general

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