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Updated May 20, 2021

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3.8
83%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune
Michael Brune
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "They really make sure you get the most out of your experience and provide a very healthy work/life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "Its fulfilling to work with passionate people, towards worthwhile goals, for an organization with a proven track record of getting things done(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Difficult to advance, non profit salary, constant sense of urgency(in 16 reviews)

  • "As most nonprofits, people seemed overworked, and honestly pretty disorganized(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Challenging work, dedicated people, great support

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Regional Representative in Madison, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sierra Club is full of passionate, mission driven staff and volunteers who care deeply about what they do, and are constantly striving to make the world a better place. When everything comes together, the organization is an absolute powerhouse--able to leverage grassroots organizing, partnerships, policy advocacy and lobbying in support of a big goal. I had the great fortune to be part of an amazing team within the organization, and always felt really well supported and had good growth opportunities.

      Cons

      Like most non-profits, there is always more work to do than hours in the day. You have to be careful to keep a sustainable work-life balance and avoid burnout. Just advocate for yourself--the organization will give you what you need.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good org to work for

      May 20, 2021 - Director in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Now a fully unionized organization for non-managers, full benefits (cover full cost of health insurance), increasingly transparent decision making process

      Cons

      National organization- lots of red tape. Still grappling with equity issues.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great organization, but not great pay

      Apr 28, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission, Great Experience, Fast Paced

      Cons

      Low salary, little room for growth

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balance, questionable leadership.

      Feb 26, 2021 - Digital Advertising 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance and flexibility. Depending on the team, plenty of room for growth and development. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Shaky leadership, salaries can be a lot more competitive and not always a clear path for career advancement.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Benefits

      May 3, 2021 - Client Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People and benefits are great

      Cons

      Pay is not that great

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It's a huge organization and experience will varie greatly

      Mar 9, 2021 - Digital Innovation Campaigner in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Passionate and talented colleagues, work mostly feels impactful, pretty solid day to day, unionized, good pay and benifits for a nonprofit

      Cons

      Management is completely top down. Working at such a large organization creates pretty significant silos. Bigger picture it feels like we're constantly working for internal change and there are never actually any shifts.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Recommend

      Mar 15, 2021 - Organizer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      mission driven, union, outings, location

      Cons

      salary, mobility, cross department collaboration

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great flexibility/work-life balance, leadership questionable

      Mar 29, 2021 - Digital Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance, solid benefits and perks

      Cons

      Need new leadership, isn't clear about the direction SC is headed, need more opportunites for advancement.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing nonprofit

      Feb 10, 2021 - Content 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Valuable opportunities and amazing teams

      Cons

      slow projects and multiple meetings

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great benefits, flexibility

      Jan 3, 2021 - Deputy Press Secretary in Batavia, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great flexibility and benefits a good place to be for the long term

      Cons

      Like many non-profits has a squishy hierarchy and organization structure that can be difficulty to navigate and slows decision-making

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