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Wildlife Conservation Society Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "The Bronx Zoo is a fun environment where you get to interesting meet people from all over the world" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The pros of the organization is the work that they do, work environment ( cant beat the zoo) and my colleagues" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Its non for profit so the pay is not that great, and the work life balance is non existent during some times of the years" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great mission, difficult politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Amazing feel-good work supporting the conservation of wildlife and wild places.
    Nice, smart people who have mostly been there forever.

    Cons

    Internal politics can be harrowing. In such a small place where everyone knows each other for so long, policies and strategies are rigid and folks can often be rude and unprofessional to each other because it's such a familiar group.


  2. "Children Zoo Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time

    Pros

    I get to work with, help, and care for animals

    Cons

    I have to repeatedly enforce safety rules to the public to ensure the protection of our animals

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional Organization"

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

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Animals are fun to see, some great people.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits below average with a revolving door of staff because of it. Boys Club.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees.


  4. "Okay at times"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hours in the summer and it’s a fun challenging experience. Lots to do and it never gets boring.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism, racially towards employees that are Spanish. You have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition. Upward mobility is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the people that work harder and reward their efforts. People don’t like being used and cast aside for someone that just looks like they work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inept and oblivious management, low-employee morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Nice outdoor gathering spaces around office, strong mission, occasional speakers

    Cons

    Chaotic, low-employee morale, few women/minorities in senior positions, low compensation relative to similar organizations, few opportunities for professional enrichment/advancement, good work is not recognized/rewarded.

    Director-level staff are nearly all white and male, while administrative staff are overwhelmingly female/minorities. Pay discrepancies between these levels are significant.

    The only director who knew how to manage, motivate, and encourage her team recently left. No other directors have any people management training, and it shows.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Programing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, for a good cause

    Cons

    Pay not that great


  7. "Great learning environment with motivated staff."

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn alongside program curators and senior teachers.

    Cons

    Uneven student to teacher ratio.

  8. "Intern for Fundraising Operations Dept"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Low base salary and free wednesdays are chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with lower level employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, rigid bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Great teams; strong, mission driven work with opportunity to meet and collaborate with interesting and intelligent people

    Cons

    Difficult to find opportunities for career advancement. Disorganized and overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Streamline systems, invest more resources in employee satisfaction (flexible work from home schedules, events, etc.)


  10. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Quest Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quest Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience

    Cons

    no complaints at all. was great


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