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World Wildlife Fund Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts
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Pros
  • "great atmosphere, great work-life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "about WWF-India: supportive work environment, congenial culture, great colleagues, unique work on conservation" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible senior management - very hierarchical and bureaucratic" (in 9 reviews)

  • "I have no cons to write, other than I'd like a full-time job rather than a part-time job with the organisation" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best work environment ever!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to break into a full time position.


  2. "Good Job, Bad Pay"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, everyone prioritizes a healthy work/life balance, co-workers are very intelligent and for the most part everyone cares deeply about the work we do.

    Cons

    Unfortunately interns who are doing important work and research that make the organization run are barely paid anything (or are unpaid!) while people higher up make excessively high salaries

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to all full-time employees. Pay interns enough to at least survive in DC.

  3. "Worst internship experience ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    WWF is by the most prestigious environmental conservation organization in the world.

    Cons

    Disrespectful Environment, Bad management and really unrealistic targets after which letters of internship to be supposedly denied.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Best culture I've ever worked in"

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    Current Employee - Works In Marketing and Communications in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Works In Marketing and Communications in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for a long time as a consultant, lots of clients, lots of different companies, lots of personalties, lots of corporate climbing, etc. And eventually turned around one day and decided I wanted a mission I could care about, and a place that was culturally great. Those became my criteria, and WWF has been everything I've wanted. This place is filled with smart and passionate people, and I can go home every night feeling like I'm doing my part to help the world, which overrides much of the daily issues anyone faces in any job. The benefits are outstanding, there is great listening from most quarters of the organization, and the work means something.

    Cons

    It is a large organization, as such, there is bureaucracy, and a big ship moves slower than a small one. However, positive internal change does happen, and I believe the Senior Management Team wants this to be a great place, and works towards making that happen—it is the best organization I've ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    I think you know what issues we face as an organization, both from a mission standpoint, and from a internal everyday going to work standpoint. So find and execute solutions to see movement on the next staff survey!


  5. "consultant"

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

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund part-time

    Pros

    international work; conservation related; valuable work

    Cons

    overtime; work life imbalance; annual leave


  6. "Intern"

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

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. we were off every other Friday.

    Cons

    not so good in career building other than conservation


  7. "Program MGT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, working environment and growth

    Cons

    some same level organizations have better salary

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible breadth of experience, great connections, excellent opportunities for learning through multiple brownbag talks throughout the week. Every other Friday is off. They give the long-term interns a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Siloed (although there seem to be constant efforts to improve this), some staff are rude to interns or entry-level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep your interns on after their limited term contracts end. They contribute a lot to their teams for very little pay, and when they leave the whole organization is losing a highly-trained asset.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "GIS Technician"

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

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Great company, amazing atmosphere, and people are generally passionate about their jobs

    Cons

    Permanent contracts are hard to come by and a lot of people come and go


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    mission, people, benefits and every other Friday off

    Cons

    no upward mobility, weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    take a chance


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