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The Nature Conservancy Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Oct 2019

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4.6
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The Nature Conservancy CEO Sally Jewell (no image)
Sally Jewell
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Awesome work/life balance (35 hour work week)(in 43 reviews)

  • "Large conservation organization working on a lot of initiatives provides ample opportunity to learn and grow(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "People supporting day-to-day operations can feel very far removed from the conservation work on the ground(in 15 reviews)

  • "Still a non-profit, so you have to be patient with the pace of change(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

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

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    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?

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    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)

    The Nature Conservancy2019-04-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is truly a joy to come to work every day, and most days I leave feeling inspired and refreshed. Compensation and benefits are competitive, work-life balance and professional development are invested in and valued, there is an organization-wide commitment to increasing DEI work, the people are great, and the work is critical.

    Cons

    There is still work to be done to make TNC a more diverse work environment, but management is aware and actively working towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

    The Nature Conservancy2019-10-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Passionate people, great work/life balance, meaningful work"

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    Current Employee - Media Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic work/life balance, great pay and benefits that go beyond (but include) the usual, meaningful work, cross-cultural connections, professional development, local and global reach

    Cons

    Somewhat of a large bureaucracy, state chapters can be a little silo'd from the World Office, good work ongoing but still very much to be done in respect to diversity/equity/inclusion.

    The Nature Conservancy2019-10-21
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Prospect Research Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mission and benefits, retirement matched up to 8% of salary, work-life balance, wonderful co-workers. Working very hard on diversity.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet

    Advice to Management

    keep caring for the communities where work is being done and keep working on diversity issues

    The Nature Conservancy2019-10-23
  5. "Good place to work with a worthy cause"

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, worthy mission, dedication of staff, friendly supportive environment, manageable work load, dedication to work/life balance, flexible work remotely policy

    Cons

    High travel load, organization is in transition (but the management is dedicated to make the best of it)

    The Nature Conservancy2019-10-16
  6. "Great mission and work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, passionate colleagues who believe in the work they are doing Awesome work/life balance (35 hour work week) Flexible schedule (opportunities to work from home or remotely occasionally) Nice employer match for 401(k) after one year of service

    Cons

    Company vehicles (often donated) get a lot of use (often hard use and are kept until they no longer run) Some state offices do not have IT staff on site and staff often trouble-shoot IT issues via phone or Skype with remote techs

    The Nature Conservancy2019-10-16
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Meh- Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mission. Work load too heavy for a life.

    Cons

    Benefits are bad compared to other NGOs of similar reputation, go elsewhere if you have a life. Workload too heavy with no work-life balance. 2 weeks vacation to start is way too low and not competitive. I have a family and a life but 2 weeks for several years is abysmal. I am already looking elsewhere which is unfortunate as it costs alot to hire new employees. WWF, PEW, etc. all have much better benefits and... much better work/life balance.

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    Advice to Management

    Start new hires at least 3 weeks vacation, go up to 4 within 2 years. You really should start new hires at 4 weeks. Many NGOs do. We only live once and we are expected to work long hours for several years with a measly amount of vacation! Do not require one year wait for 403b match to kick in. Put pressure on managers to really stick to a 35 hour work week unless an emergency. Many great people don't even apply... to TNC due to the low vacation and miserly 403b match and wait. Allow employees to buy a week of vacation like WWF does. Let people have time with their families!

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    The Nature Conservancy2019-09-09
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mission-driven, always something new, work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper-echelon shakeups lately at the CEO level

    The Nature Conservancy2019-07-30
  9. "Awesome"

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    so far all good, no cons

    The Nature Conservancy2019-04-04
  10. "Great mission and people"

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

    I have been working at The Nature Conservancy full-time for 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 Conservancy2019-03-28
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