Employee Review

  1. 4.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    Great exposure

    Jul 27, 2015 - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  1. 5.0
    Former Contractor, more than 5 years

    Punches above its weight

    Oct 15, 2017 - Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    IISD

    Dec 18, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

    3 people found this review helpful

    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.

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