1. Helpful (3)

    "IISD"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Institute for Sustainable Development part-time

    Pros

    Incredible academics, friendly colleagues, and making a real difference in the world of international affairs and sustainable development.

    Cons

    Not much interaction between the different offices, and there is sometimes tension between them.

    International Institute for Sustainable Development Response

    Director of Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. So glad you're having a five-star experience :) We agree about the incredible team who work here and the impact they have in the world. We also agree we wrestle with silos. It's a natural result of having offices spread across the planet with people focused on ambitious objectives in very different fields. We've recently added to our comms team to improve internal communications. Weekly emails and a more robust intranet are helping celebrate the work across our organization. The leadership team is also raising awareness of the different programs's grant proposals, so more of our teams collaborate across offices and time zones. And breaking down silos is -very much- on the leadership team's minds.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Punches above its weight"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Institute for Sustainable Development for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a truly non-ideological organization that promotes research and informed policy making about sustainable development. You will work with great, intelligent, concerned people.

    Cons

    Salaries are quite modest, so you will be tempted to leave.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great exposure"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Institute for Sustainable Development for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of travel with the reporting services. Access to international negotiations on environment and development.

    Cons

    Very short term contracts.

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    International Institute for Sustainable Development Response

    Director of Communications

    Thanks for your feedback - so glad you're enjoying the exposure the job provides. We're brainstorming ways to address your concerns on consultancy. Our consultants enjoy flexibility, independence and tremendous opportunities. At the same time, people who accept consultant work agree they're not permanent staff with some of the related benefits (like a dedicated HR person). We're building some clear, robust communications material that will accompany future contracts, laying out the options consultants have when they find themselves in different situations. We hope they'll be a great resource in the future.

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