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National Wildlife Federation Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Nov 20, 2017

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3.3
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National Wildlife Federation President and Chief Executive Officer  Collin O'Mara (no image)
Collin O'Mara
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Makes for a varied work environment that keeps it interesting and fresh(in 7 reviews)

  • "NWF is an organization with a clear vision of its future and it is working hard on figuring out a clear path to get there(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management including the CEO, were inefficient and flawed(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management were sliced and diced under new CEO but many wrong staff were cut(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Field Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at National Wildlife Federation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedication to wildlife and the work being done to protect and preserve our environment is critical. Salary and benefits were good for me.

    Cons

    While there for 6 years, I experienced a lack of connection from the field (regional based office) to the organization's HQ's. Senior management including the CEO, were inefficient and flawed. I understand most of them have been replaced, along with a substantial downsizing of the overall organization from my time there. I think things are better now through these actions.

    National Wildlife Federation2017-11-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Wildlife Federation full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, the atmosphere is collegial and teamwork is encouraged. If you are lucky enough to work on a great team, your experience can be a very positive one.

    Cons

    Exceptional employees are rarely recognized as they should be. Senior management is out of touch with the majority of employees and cuts positions regularly, resulting in excessive workloads without additional compensation.

    National Wildlife Federation2016-05-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Controlled by inexperienced New Management. Not a happy place to work."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Wildlife Federation

    Pros

    Has great potential and dedicated mission orientated staff

    Cons

    No clear vision lacks expertise in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with changing industry

    National Wildlife Federation2014-12-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Pressure cooker in the DC office"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Advocacy Staffer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Wildlife Federation full-time

    Pros

    A good track record of promoting from within, supportive of working remotely and flexible schedules, good pay for a non-profit with above average benefits. Finances seem to be stable which is not insignificant for a non-profit. Turnover has been low. People are passionate about their work generally and are encouraged to empower themselves and take risks.

    Cons

    NWF is spread around the US, and experiences will vary. In DC. I've generally seen junior staff have higher morale, while mid-level staff are under a fair amount of pressure, resulting in overloaded schedules and frequent spats. Artificial crises are frequent. DC office also has small cramped workspaces that can add to HR issues. Senior management has tended to do regular reorganizations and reinvention fads,... rather than chart a course and stick to it.

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    Advice to Management

    Set some long term and realistic goals, over say a 5 year time horizon, and stick to it. Set priorities, because saying everything is a priority is not leadership.

    National Wildlife Federation2012-11-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization doing good work with opportunity to grow professionally."

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    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Wildlife Federation

    Pros

    Ranger Rick! Big organization doing lots of different things across the country, from wonky policy advocacy, to energetic grassroots organizing, to inspiring kid and grown-up magazines, providing opportunities to contribute your skills in varying and innovative ways. Entrepreneurial spirits do well here if they've got the right boss - if you do good work and can sell an idea (particularly to funders), you can have a... lot of freedom to design your program and position. Being a big organization also offers opportunities to move around, do different jobs and grow professionally.

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    Cons

    Senior management often have their heads up in the stratosphere, constantly coming up with the next reorganization or big idea that sucks staff time away from existing good work. The best work happens at the regional and program level, often in spite of what's going on at the upper echelons. Good people management skills are not rewarded, so don't expect a bunch of handholding or assume clarity about your job... performance.

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    National Wildlife Federation2012-04-02
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