Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 1, 2018
Didn't like manager. Culture is very much about self-promotion and making sure people hear and know what you're doing. Not much opportunity for advancement for junior staff. Pay is poor, for interns and full-time staff.
Development Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 30, 2017
This is an organization that respects and values its interns. I had a supervisor that was more than just a supervisor but a great mentor. I would recommend this internship to anyone interested in development.
Interesting brown bag lunches, great and smart people, really value interns
GIS and Remote Sensing Research Analyst II (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 16, 2017
Just need to deliver. Work is not where you got, but what you do. Flex working environment. Semi research and think tank organization tackling global issues. Ideal for single young professional often want travel and impact the world beyond your backyard
Productive workplace, great workers and credible leaders.
Researcher & M&E Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 3, 2015
Work life at WRI was busy but less pressure. The people were very friendly and always ready to help which helped to facilitate learning for me. I learned that a conducive working environment such as the one at WRI encourages learning ability and increase productivity. Meeting people at Brown-bags and other events helped me improve my understanding of the cultural norms of this organization. I enjoyed working with my team and fellow interns, but the hardest part of my stay was taking negative feedback from team leader.
Project Management Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 26, 2015
Nice stepping stone but not the place to make a career. I would recommend this organization to someone that is seriously committed to working for a environment/natural resources think tank, otherwise move along, nothing to see here.
Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 4, 2014
WRI employees are dedicate to their research, and it is great to a part of such a knowledgeable group of people. Most of the higher-level management are friendly and approachable. Funding issues can be a problem for interns, but WRI apparently has a fairly strong tract record of hiring interns.