World Wildlife Fund Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts
Carter S. Roberts
101 Ratings
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  • "It appears that is the modus operandi when WWF-International operates in developing countries(in 21 reviews)

  • "People with no science background are conservation directors(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Research Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Network, experience, and coworkers.

    Cons

    Not great for international workers.

  2. "Hate it!!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reputation among some circles Travel for work Interesting projects

    Cons

    If you are willing to be a sheep, say yes to every supervisor, ego bully boss you have... then you are good. Sitting at meetings and looking at ppl how much they are sheep following the leader is nauseating. Do not work here for many reasons but two biggest ones: 1. TOXIC ENVIRONMENT, HUGE ROTATION 2. UNDER US FEDERAL INVESTIGATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OVERSEAS, which is not a surprise after I saw and suffered how they treat their own staff.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Diversity and Inclusivity Severely Lacking"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Associate Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at World Wildlife Fund: - Panda Fridays (You get every other Friday off) - There are many Professional Development opportunities - There are great opportunities to collaborate across departments - Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Some of the worst reasons to work at World Wildlife Fund: - If you are a diverse candidate, I will warn you that WWF is not the best environment for inclusivity or equity. I have seen an experienced, People of Color being gaslit by leadership, scared into not reporting their grievances to HR, criticized and punished for minor mistakes in comparison to their white counterparts, and voices of People of Color completely ignored when it comes to contributing to the wonderful work WWF does. During my time there 4 Women of Color left in less than one year due to the manipulation and covert racism experienced in that space.

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  4. "A good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Good benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Some managers need training on how to be a manager.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Diversity and Inclusion and the Marketing/Membership team"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Associate Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall I think this is a general good, organized, thoughtful place to work at times

    Cons

    I know that for black individuals (especially in the marketing/membership department) they have to work 2x as hard to get 1/2 the credit, acknowledgment, and praise than other races in that space. It can be an incredibly difficult, stressful and borderline abusive place to be as a Black person, especially depending on the manager you have. Be mindful of that before you decide to work in this environment.

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  6. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Best thing is Panda Fridays

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth/promotions

  7. Helpful (4)

    "great workplace and team"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good balance (work-life) every second friday is off no hard deadlines as such

    Cons

    takes time to grow internally salary not the best

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Organization"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative teams made up of people who want to make a real difference in the world. Very wonderful work/life balance.

    Cons

    Honestly very few cons, it's an amazing place to work

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership’s not great"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great mission, location

    Cons

    Terrible bureaucracy, very top-heavy management structure

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great teams with bad mid-level management"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WWF is a huge NGO with reach and influence. There is always a lot to do and people to meet. Everyone is passionate about their work.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the toxic mid-level management, like director and senior director level. Senior management and higher are working as best as they can on a lot of things. But it's really rare that directors get promoted to VP level, which creates a toxicity down the chain. It's very hierarchical in that way. Senior directors can get apathetic, squat in their positions, and not have their team's professional development in mind.

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