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Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 27, 2017
Environmental Defense Fund is a great non profit to work for. The people are amazing and the work life balance is great. The health benefits are the best around. I'd suggest working here 10 out of 10 times.
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Fund and productive
Research Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 25, 2017
Very smart and hardworking people. The projects that you are taking make you feel you are really change our world, to make it greener, smarter and more sustainable.
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disorganized
Advisor to CFO (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 2, 2017
not a very organized and well managed place. people there are not very friendly, the staff are not well trained.the communication is not well established
Pros
noble mission
Cons
management not compertent
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Flexible and fun workplace with great people and cause
Community Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 22, 2017
EDF is a wonderful place to work with smart and passionate people. I've learned so much from my colleagues and have made lifelong friends. The work itself is challenging and stimulating. The core values - innovation, partnerships, prosperity - come through in the work and in the people.
Pros
people, work, flexibility
Cons
management, Hr
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Ideal job for driven candidates on a mission
manager (Current Employee) –  TexasAugust 9, 2017
Great place to work with driven, inspiring colleagues and a great work/life balance. Management has a genuine interest in helping employees develop and resolve issues.
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excellent training for the NFP environmental arena
environmental Intern (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 17, 2017
Intern on the Research and Development team of the EDF Oceans program. Great collaborative environment with endless learning opportunities. Learned how much need is out there.
Pros
collaborative work
Cons
none
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Great!
Senior Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 25, 2017
Great place to work for! Awesome work culture- travel, work from home, flexible hours plus the people are amazing. Upper management could do a little better job with their support staff but all in all great!
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Great program, Great Network
Climate Corps Fellow (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 1, 2017
Environmental Defense Fund provided excellent training and equipped me with an excellent skill set for my fellowship and for my career moving forward.
Pros
Great Career Development
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Energy Efficiency Process Improvement
Climate Corps Fellow (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 17, 2016
Projects with the Environmental Defense Fund are highly autonomous and require communication analysis across business units. The results are interesting and impactful.
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productive workplace
Intern on the Research and Development team (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 9, 2016
EDF is a great place to contribute to important work and meet very motivated and productive coworkers. It is a great place to surround onesself with great opportunities and extremely motivated, driven, and intelligent coworkers and mentors
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Worthy Environmental NGO.
Development Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 27, 2016
Great mission. Great people. Dedicated.

After working here for a while, you understand that you're playing a part in making an impact.
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Amazing Work Environment with the Brightest People in the Field
Finance Donor Administrator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 25, 2016
EDF has been a great place to work at. Not only are the people there are kind and intelligent, the work/life culture is a bonus. Management is understanding in regards of emergencies to outside interests when taking time off. EDF also promotes constant learning and there is a tuition reimbursement program that employees take advantage.

The only downfall is the room for advancement. You're guaranteed a raise but since no one leaves the company, most end up in the same position for years.
Pros
Vacation Time, Weeklong Work Retreat and the Employess
Cons
No room for growth
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has a very caring culture
Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 24, 2015
caring place to work at, you can learn a lot. compensation is great and the people enjoy the work. staff are very dedicated to the goals of the organization.
Pros
great people
Cons
very demanding
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Wonderful Company
Meeting and Events Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2015
Great company with a wonderful culture. Learned a great deal about events management and attention to detail. Vast training in budget making, event and organization, board meeting and environmental issues.
Pros
freedome, benefits, great location, travel
Cons
long hours, hard work
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Great place to work
Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 15, 2014
Overall I've really enjoyed my time at EDF. Everyone is hardworking and very respectful. On a typical day I will manage calendars for 4 supervisors. I will do research for specific projects given to me. I'll coordinate events for the energy and economics program. The range of duties is pretty wide and requires me to be very flexible.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
My team is spread throughout the country so it can be tough to have personal contact.
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Love my job.
Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington DCMarch 10, 2014
I love being her at EDF. Its a great place to work. The staff is very friendly and always helpful.
Pros
Free Leftovers
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Surrounded by Great People
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 11, 2014
The EDF is an amazing organization. I interned at the EDF on their Climate Corps team this past summer and had a wonderful experience. Management was great, co-workers were brilliant, and, best of all, everyone was so passionate.
Pros
Great work/life balance
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Great organization with a great mission
Clean Energy Policy Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 9, 2013
The mission is great and so is the work life balance. The hardest thing working there is the isolation if you're not in a regional or national office.
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Productive and fun place to work in.
Receptionist/Office Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 6, 2013
Very friendly people, casual dress and environmentally friendly office.
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Interesting place to work if you have the right manager
Clean Energy Policy Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 13, 2013
Overall positive place to work with a great work/life balance. Difficult culture if you're not used to making certain that your employer's name stays in the press.
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