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The Humane Society of the United States Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2019

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The Humane Society of the United States CEO Kitty Block
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Pros
  • "I loved interning with the HSUS(in 18 reviews)

  • "Pets in the workplace is really nice(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance, Low pay, Old building(in 16 reviews)

  • "If you complain about the working conditions then you just don't care enough about animals(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Most Rewarding Job & Wonderful Co-Workers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The place to work if you want to create positive change for animals Hard work is rewarded and the organization is great about promoting from within Dedicated to work/life balance and always looking for new ways to improve employee well being Both men and women in leadership roles Kind, hardworking co-workers across the globe

    Cons

    Headquarters in Gaithersburg, which isn't the most accessible to DC metroplex, but it is more affordable to live

    The Humane Society of the United States2018-01-22
  2. "A great place to work for those who are passionate about animal welfare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Humane Society of the United States full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, great colleagues, can bring your dog to the office, vegan friendly, mission-driven organization

    Cons

    Workaholic culture, no referral benefits, older office building

    The Humane Society of the United States2019-06-01
  3. "Leaves you feeling accomplished and helpful"

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      Current Employee - Volunteer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Of course, the animals, friendly staff that are always willing to help, seeing animals you know you helped get adopted into a family, saving lives.

      Cons

      You can be on your feet a lot, sometimes the sights can be sad (animals rescued from abuse or neglect), and some days you might feel a little overworked.

      The Humane Society of the United States2019-04-12
    • "Great place"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at The Humane Society of the United States part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice people, great environment

        Cons

        None that I can think of

        The Humane Society of the United States2019-03-10
      • Helpful (1)

        "A great org, getting better and stronger every day"

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        Current Employee - Campaign Specialist 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        HSUS is hands down the most effective animal advocacy organization in the world, impacting countless laws for animals and influencing countless corporations to shift towards more humane policies. The org is well known for it's organized ability to positive create change for animals with excellent donor support to continue its work far into the future.

        Cons

        Internally, the organization struggled to keep up with its quick growth over the years and suffered many inexcusable HR issues as a result -- some that were highly publicized to the detriment of the organization. HSUS has since hired a third party legal group to help overhaul the organizations cultures and values in order to find resolutions to previous problems and to prevent future struggles. A more dedicated and transparent...

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        Advice to Management

        Keep listening and responding well to employee feedback, and continue to make appropriate changes accordingly. Remain transparent and humble. Happier, well cared for staff ensures better, more impactful work on behalf of the animals.

        The Humane Society of the United States2019-03-06
      • "Pros and Cons"

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          Former Employee - Data Analyst 

          I worked at The Humane Society of the United States full-time

          Pros

          Flexible, dogs at work, nice people

          Cons

          Moving up can be hard

          The Humane Society of the United States2019-03-09
        • Helpful (2)

          "HSUS needs to downsize and cut spending so staff can earn a more livable salary."

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          HSUS is the most effective animal advocacy organization in the world. No other group changes as many laws for animals or influences as many corporations to shift into more humane policies. HSUS is well respected, well funded, and well managed.

          Cons

          HSUS says yes to too many animal-related causes and needs to narrow its focus to maximize its impact.

          Advice to Management

          Limit the organization's goals to three main priorities. Eliminate relatively low-impact programs that save fewer animals per dollar.

          The Humane Society of the United States2019-02-23
        • Helpful (9)

          "Needs to get its act together"

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

          I worked at The Humane Society of the United States full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          HSUS is dedicated to a vast array of issues -- it's a privilege to work so many dedicated experts.

          Cons

          There is a lack direction from leadership. Organizational priorities are not conveyed to staff. Bad actors are weighing down progress with impunity and impeding programs from achieving goals. Complaints are made about the same staff, year in and year out, with nothing done about it.

          Advice to Management

          Problematic managers, directors and VPs – known to HR and most of the staff – survive for years at the organization. Do something about it.

          The Humane Society of the United States2019-01-23
        • Helpful (2)

          "remote work is challenging"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            No opinion of CEO

            I worked at The Humane Society of the United States full-time

            Pros

            rewarding work with potential to make an impact in our food system

            Cons

            difficult being a remote employee; organization rocked by scandal when the CEO was forced to resign over sexual misconduct didn't help

            The Humane Society of the United States2018-11-14
          • "Volunteer"

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I worked at The Humane Society of the United States part-time

              Pros

              Loved working with the animals. Very laid back.

              Cons

              Staff was kind of quiet to volunteers. Staff seems to have since changed

              The Humane Society of the United States2018-09-28
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