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Updated November 10, 2017
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  • It is a non-profit, so the salaries cannot always compete with the for profit guys (in 12 reviews)

  • location is a issue but i work from home most of the time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "The Nature Conservancy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, practical, mission-driven. Good benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employer. They care about their staff and treat them fairly. It's a great place to learn and develop skills. They are very supportive of training and skill building.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult. Once again it's a great place to work, so folks stick around. There are however opportunities to move laterally and then vertically.

    Advice to Management

    They should continue to study new ways to keep TNC a great place to work. The workforce and its demands are changing. Management needs to be sure that it continually looks at ways to update its appeal beyond salary. Adjustments to meet the changing requirements of new employees would also broaden its appeal from the perspective of diversity.

  3. "Highly Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, great work, great atomosphere. The work highly impactful and done in a cooperative team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Large company and therefore hard to get to know those outside of your department.


  4. "Program Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    An international organization, flexible with innovation

    Cons

    People are constrained by their work


  5. "Good place to work - has some improvements to make"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission, smart people, decent benefits.

    Cons

    All depends on your department - in some it's salary and lack of collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Make it an equal playing field across the board. Stop the preferential treatment to those who have been at the org for a long time.


  6. "Smart, committed, ethical people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great talent, innovative ways to find solutions, teamwork.
    Benefits.
    Clarity in processes.

    Cons

    Continuous shift in strategy and plans.
    High turnover in leadership position in certain areas.
    Too much planning, too little actions.
    Bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Improve planning systems
    Be careful with certain partnerships


  7. "A fantastic place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The Conservancy treats its employees well, is serious about work-life balance, and does meaningful work.

    Cons

    Conservation continues to be a less diverse field than many others, although the Conservancy is committed to changing that.

  8. "Great organization, great people to work with"

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and passionate co-workers, direct involvement with resource management

    Cons

    Constant reorganization can negatively impact staff


  9. "Philanthropy Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Philanthropy Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Philanthropy Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing good work with interesting donors. Overall supportive bosses. Opportunity to travel to preserves and see conservation work. Exposure to many different teams at the worldwide office.

    Cons

    Repetitive data entry. Lack of communication across hierarchy. Lack of career path. Some disparity between out the door fundraisers and support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor your staff on how to get to their next career step.


  10. "Read The Washington Post 6 Page Series on TNC"

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

    I worked at The Nature Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work.

    Close to metro.

    Cons

    Dubious.

    I wonder about the money.

    Advice to Management

    Don't live in a huge house in McLean and pretend you conserve nature.


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