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The Nature Conservancy Reviews

Updated April 19, 2019
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The Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark R. Tercek
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  • "Working to promote companies I didn't necessarily agree with as an environmentalist, some senior management encouraged very bad work/life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "It is a non-profit, so the salaries cannot always compete with the for profit guys" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, great people, great benefits. I'm proud to work here and am in awe of the level of professionalism and expertise in the organization

    Cons

    Can be too bureaucratic, especially if you are coming from a small NGO

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Feb 1, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to know you are proud to work at TNC and believe in our mission! We appreciate your input and congratulations on your successful... More


  2. "Such a great organization to work for"

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    Current Employee - Climate Change Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Climate Change Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    transparency and strategic direction

    Cons

    it's a big place - lots happening.

  3. "People come for the mission and stay for the people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Philanthropy
    Current Employee - Director of Philanthropy
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    - Tackling the world's most vexing problems, it's humbling and motivating to be part of a team that strives to be better, faster, smarter, more efficient, more creative every day.
    - Amazing colleagues and great culture
    - A+ ethical standards, training, and SOPs
    - Really striving to be more inclusive and diverse
    - Inspiring CEO
    - Dedicated to elevating women at all levels of the organization - but especially at senior levels
    - Competitive salaries and benefits
    - Incredible track record of promoting from within
    - Did I mention our mission rocks?

    Cons

    - With so many passionate and motivated colleagues it can be really hard to discipline yourself to disconnect from work (despite the organization's A+ efforts to foster work-life balance)
    - Working for a decentralized, global organization demands extraordinary
    collaboration and that can be exhausting and feel clunky at times (but ultimately the outcomes are better)


  4. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very accommodating for work/life balance; great culture and environment

    Cons

    so far all good, no cons

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your positive input and are happy to hear you are enjoying your experience at TNC!


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, flexible schedule, supportive team, established processes, global resources, professional development opportunities, powerful mission & results, employee longevity

    Cons

    open office plan that can hinder productivity (but there is often an option to work from home)

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! It is great to hear you are enjoying these benefits and have supportive team members. We not only believe in our mission but we value creating... More


  6. "A welcoming, thoughtful, smart organization"

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    Current Employee - Donor Communications Specialist
    Current Employee - Donor Communications Specialist

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've only worked here for a few weeks but here are my thoughts so far.
    - Passionate, intelligent staff who care deeply about the work
    - An evolving mission and vision for the future
    - Great benefits, team rapport, internal support

    Cons

    - Need to work on diversity in hiring

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 9, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Welcome to TNC! It is great to hear you are enjoying all that we have to offer, such as our benefits and collaborative environment . We have a strong... More


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Urban Conservation Program Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Urban Conservation Program Associate in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is helpful, positive and inspiring. You work for a company that takes care of you and has your best interest in mind. There is always an opportunity to move to different departments/divisions and work on new things with new teams. Always surrounded by passionate people. Benefits are great!

    Cons

    The only con is upward mobility is difficult, but you can make lateral moves if you want a change.

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to know you are enjoying a successful career with TNC. and feel taken care of! We encourage growth and learning with development opportunities and a... More

  8. "Work with the best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked in the national and international non-profit world for 25 years and can say without a doubt that The Nature Conservancy has some of the very brightest minds in the world passionately addressing the key issue of our times - how to regain our connection with the Natural World.

    Cons

    As the world's largest environmental organization it is sometimes difficult to be nimble

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to know you are enjoying your career with The Nature Conservancy! We are truly lucky to have such brilliant and passionate employees... More


  9. "Dream Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager
    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big, well-resourced nonprofit with plenty of advancement and training opportunities.

    Cons

    There can be issues with overworking and burnout.

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We are please to know you enjoyed the Nature Conservancy and took advantage of career development opportunities. We are dedicated to creating a positive and supportive... More


  10. "Great mission and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission mission mission
    People people people
    Business like approach to solving problem
    Teleworking and work life balance

    Cons

    Decentralized Chapter Structure
    Too often building the plane while trying to fly it

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing more than just paying lip service to commitment to diversity and inclusion

    The Nature Conservancy Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.Our HR and Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion departments truly work to ensure diversity and engage differences in recruitment and within our... More