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World Wildlife Fund Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Terrible senior management - very hierarchical and bureaucratic (in 7 reviews)

  • Might need to volunteer for a few months unpaid before applying for full-time work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. "Great learning but low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time

    Pros

    Great network of people and a great place to learn

    Cons

    Very low salaries and unclear appraisal policies


  7. "Professional and Hip Non-Profit Overall"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your co-workers will be very intelligent and accomplished, but some can be a bit snobby/hard to know. There are also some great people though! You feel like you're part of a higher cause.

    The lunch brown bags are very interesting and help you know some of the great programs you are supporting. The office is gorgeous, great location in DC, and very neatly decorated with animals etc. Plus it's a green building.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of politics where those who suck up get ahead first. It's pretty difficult to change departments.

    Advice to Management

    The restructuring where people were laid off in 2013 and then just brought back on was very confusing and poorly handled. The process was talked about so much, including buzzwords of transparency, but it didn't seem to happen that way and I"m not sure what has really changed in the end in terms of efficiency.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, Flexible Schedule, and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Hard to climb in career, upper management lacks diversity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund part-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good work-life balance, on-site (modest) gym, every other Friday off

    Cons

    Unclear leadership at top that seemed to follow random whims. So cozy with business that ability to lobby/influence policy that might affect that industry was questionable.


  10. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to climb the ladder for mid-career professionals.


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