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I love working here but I see no future as there are no advancements. There is high turnover in lower and mid management levels because of this. I would love to stay and continue working here as I love the people, culture, work-life balance and the benefits but I also want to advance my career.
EDF is a wonderful environment to be in. Your allowed to have flexible working hours and dress code is very moderate. I enjoy working for them. It is a wonderful global organization. Great people great company.
Wonderful Calm Environment
Working at EDF is a great experience, with employees working passionately on a shared mission. The senior staff, particularly the CEO are friendly and take time to interact with all employees (time permitting). The work environment is very professional, with good benefits and a superb work-life balance. As is typical with environmental organization, certain long-term employees tend to be bits of snobs, not tolerating junior staff's lack of advanced training or a differing opinion. Additionally, numerous employees introduced outside/non-related positions to work environments. The main problem I experienced, was supervisors lacking in interpersonal skills, and a lack of interest in cultivating employees. Additionally, supervisors clearly chose favorites based upon factors unrelated to work performance.
Excellent work-life balance
I sought employment from EDF as a way to simply better balance my work/home life (with a new baby at home) and found, instead a community of diligent, smart and energetic people all working towards ecological sustainability. With a exciting seat at the table, EDF is at the forefront of environmental policy, science and advocacy.
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I was an intern in San Francisco, would definitely return. Interns contribute meaningfully to projects, and there are lots of young people working at the office. It was great working with such passionate, intelligent people. Living stipend could have been better but funding didn't come from EDF.
Typical work day started at 9:30 and ended at 5:30/6:00. Work scheduled highly contingent on the type of position. While the organization is full of great, highly educated people, good managers were hard to come by. Acess to VPs and directors was difficult and there is a noticeable level of elitism present. Pay is good for an NGO.
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Although from the outside, the Outreach coordinator didn't precisely fit my biologist background, the position was so dynamic and in contact with so many fisheries stakeholders, that I didn´t miss the work that I´ve done in the past in the field as much as I thought I would. And that was the charm of the work. I´d got to work developing content, but also, working with fishermen, scientists, cooks, politicians. which made me understand the industry much better that if I was focused only in one task.
I love this place but I wasn't passionate about the mission. Although they did amazing work for our world it wasn't the line of work that I wanted to prosper in. I was grateful for the opportunity to grow with them during that season in my life.
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.
people, work, flexibility
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.