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World Wildlife Fund Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts
Carter S. Roberts
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  1. "Program MGT"

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    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, working environment and growth

    Cons

    some same level organizations have better salary

    World Wildlife Fund2017-11-06
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good Job, Bad Pay"

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

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time for 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

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    World Wildlife Fund2018-08-03
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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Great Work Environment, Flexible Schedule, and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Hard to climb in career, upper management lacks diversity.

    World Wildlife Fund2017-04-06
  5. "Researcher"

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

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund

    Pros

    A great work environment with a very smart and capable set of people. Organization stresses work/life balance and Panda Fridays are the best

    Cons

    As an NGO it takes time to get things moving and the work streams can be a bit slow, which can be difficult if you like a high energy environment

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    World Wildlife Fund2016-11-04
  6. "Good work - complex structure"

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     in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work environment and atmosphere. The staff is very dedicated to conservation and tackling large-scale environmental issues. You truly get an international/global perspective.

    Cons

    It can be overly complex to get things done. Some staff members seem "stuck in their ways" and working across the global network can be difficult.

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    World Wildlife Fund2015-11-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, supportive colleagues, but limited growth opportunity."

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

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund for less than a year

    Pros

    WWF-US headquarters in DC creates a healthy work environment, and promotes relationship building and professional development.

    Cons

    The promotion system seems to be tied to years of dedication to the organization (seniority) rather than to individual abilities and experience. Employees who start at the internship level, which typically is post grad school, often wait more than a year to receive a promotion.

    World Wildlife Fund2015-03-04
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Smoke & Mirrors, though there is good!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    WWF has an amazing mission that is supported by a passionate energetic staff. The passion in which teams approach their work contribute to a great work environment. The recently introduced bonus system, like any new system, has it's flaws, but nonetheless it's great to have and boost morale. My direct supervisor is great and encourages growth, learning and welcomes ideas within our team. The benefits and flexible work schedules offered by WWF are pretty great. I think the environment is great for interns and people just starting on their career paths. The organization has the potential to be great both internally as well as externally! They are in the cusp and simply need to breakthrough!

    Cons

    Senior management does not appear to be on the same page; there is lots of mixed messages. Management does not seem to support free thinking while stating that they do. To be a non-profit, there seems to be loads of red tape in order to get anything done. The organization, though a conservation organization, does not seem to invest in internal sustainable initiatives. The organization does not seem to invest in the operations (support) side of the organization which contributes to lower morale. The organizations appears to fear change and growth moving into the 21st century; though some systems are slowing improving. The organization lacks internal resources - both human and technology - that assist staff in adequately performing duties. Promotions and salary increases seem to be linked directly to the years of service you have offered to the organization instead of experience and individual contributions made throughout the performance period.

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    World Wildlife Fund2015-03-06
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund

    Pros

    good company values, office recycling/composting, mentoring, happy work environment, good work-life balance, every other Friday off

    Cons

    mostly unpaid internships, but some are paid; extremely big organization and large US-office, with sometimes poor communication between departments

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    World Wildlife Fund2015-02-09
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wildlife Fund for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and great learning experience(project based internship and experienced supervisors)

    Cons

    cannot think of any as everything is nearly perfect

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    World Wildlife Fund2014-01-13
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great place to work and the people are very friendly. The work environment is very flexible, and there are numerous opportunities to learn a lot about environmental conservation.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company seems very limited.

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    World Wildlife Fund2013-03-14

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