Wildlife Conservation Society

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Challenging, Rewarding Place to Work - if you are willing to make the effort

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bronx, NY (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY (US)

Pros

You are working for an important cause. Having an office inside the beautiful Bronx Zoo certainly doesn't hurt either. The people are great and the work is challenging. If you are willing to work hard to define your role, you can make a significant contribution and expand your range of experiences. A self-motivated individual can make things happen.

The new CEO is already making his presence felt and good things look to be coming out of this. A clearer vision and more precisely defined strategy should give WCS new life.

Cons

Direction has been missing at times. The organization is trying to do so many things that some, inevitably, fall through the cracks. The various parts of the organization don't always communicate as well as they might - a bit of a silo mentality exists, but it is getting better.

It has been somewhat hierarchical and inflexible. Under the new CEO, this looks to change.

Getting to and from the Bronx, via public transit, can be a challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more inclusive. Break down the silo thinking by getting representatives from different departments talking earlier in a project and more frequently, throughout. Be willing to take risks and break new ground.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Field Jobs

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    Former Employee - Field Assistant  in  Prudhoe Bay, AK (US)
    Former Employee - Field Assistant in Prudhoe Bay, AK (US)

    Pros

    Great opportunity and experience! Interesting wildlife experiences too!

    Cons

    Travel. Generally not in the city that you live in, but that is not the purpose of a field job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Demanding environment where you can learn a lot and great mission.

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    Current Employee - Global Resources/Development  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Global Resources/Development in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, beautiful work setting, clear goals, and team work is valued. WCS is one of the most influential conservation organizations globally, which makes it an inspiring place to work. I work in the Global Resources/Fundraising area and, while there have been a lot of changes, the energy level is high and the group is doing amazing work on behalf of the broader organization. Dynamic new CEO is a plus.

    Cons

    Need better communication across the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the increased focus on training and boost recognition of strong performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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