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National Trust for Historic Preservation Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "My view of the Trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at the Trust for about a year and a half and I love it. It's the best decision that I've made in a while. Everyone is hard working and they encourage excellence, but I don't feel over-burdened. The work/life balance is great and I actually like working with everyone here. I would strongly recommend.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can really think of. I've worked in other places and it was horrid, but the Trust is awesome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Same old"

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

    I worked at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time

    Pros

    Good cause. Smart coworkers. Interesting office.

    Cons

    Bloated, upper management who spend more time thinking about their mission than actually preserving buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Self-cull.


  3. "Ok place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good co-workers, good mission.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership / vision from the executive level on down has led to low morale in some areas. Potential is there though.


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  5. "Have always enjoyed my time at the National Trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Fair salaries. Great benefits, including 3.5 weeks vacation to start. Positive work environment at a great mission oriented organization.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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    "Not a great experience"

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, very good vacation benefits and 35 hour week, occasionally interesting work. Some very motivated and hard working staff.

    Cons

    Senior management is good at bad decision and implementation that affects the rest. Middle management is full of dead wood stuck in the weeds.

    Advice to Management

    Management: listen to staff, they probably know more than you do. Board: hold the CEO accountable for real results.


  7. "Consistently Low Morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great colleagues and very meaningful work.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership with the inability to focus our efforts, stabilize our operations and manage our commitments results in a workforce that is routinely over-burdened, exhausted, demoralized and unsatisfied with work-life balance, operations, systems, and organizational culture. Results in rapid burn-out and a revolving door of staff at all levels. The never-ending pace and response to in the moment fires means that otherwise excited and engaged staff don't have the opportunity to be creative and enthused about the work they're doing in the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over extending the organization. Find ways to moderate our commitments. We can't do everything at once and constantly at a full steam ahead mode. Reward staff commitment. Recognize dedication and hours worked. Stop pushing out long-term staff and encouraging younger staff to jump ship.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great cause + people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Trust for Historic Preservation full-time

    Pros

    The cause is great; passionate employees; fun work. Generous PTO.

    Cons

    High turnover at upper levels makes it a challenge to keep up with org goals. Generally low salaries with little to no room for growth without promotion.

    Advice to Management

    You won't retain talent if you don't invest in your people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loved Working @ the Trust"

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

    Pros

    + Great hours
    + Good Benefits
    + Good colleagues
    + Helpful All Staff Meetings and weekly updates
    + Great location

    I worked at NHTP for two years and loved it. I made many friends working here; learned a lot about DC; had a supervisor I respected and liked. I am honestly so grateful I had a chance to work here.

    Cons

    The pay was low for my experience.


  10. "Great Organzation"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Trust for Historic Preservation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people committed to the mission and work. Management handled a major overhaul of organization well. Good communication and change management. Very good at engaging employees in solutions

    Cons

    typical non-profit issues of scarce resources, but staff was good at making what was available work well.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. "overall a good work experience"

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

    Pros

    Great team of individuals all committed to the cause. Good benefits, for a non profit, since it is relatively large.

    Cons

    If you're working "in the field" expect HQ to be disconnected from you and your work.

    Advice to Management

    Invite input from field offices and historic sites.



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