David Suzuki Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based environmental organization headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto. It is a non-profit organization that is incorporated in both Canada and the United States, and is funded by close to 30,000 donors. The Foundation describes its goal as to:
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at David Suzuki Foundation full-time Cons: Disorganized, lack of proper training and support, unreasonable expectations, feels like you're always being tested and on edge."
Former Employee - Fundraising says"I worked at David Suzuki Foundation full-time for more than a year Cons: Cult-like atmosphere, you have to drink the coolaid or you are not accepted. Management cares about fundraising above everything else. If you don't raise enough dollars, you will be under extreme pressure. The management is condescending and cares only about their own advancement. The executive is paid far more than everyone else. President calls everyone "young lady" because he doesn't remember anyone's names."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at David Suzuki Foundation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Suzuki himself remains a true Canadian hero (and the unsung hero- his wife!), but sadly, current leadership at the foundation that bares his name does not reflect his values or intellect. As mentioned elsewhere, there is a heavy emphasis on raising money and promoting "the brand." (i.e. Suzuki). Many top management roles have been filled by people without any real background in environment or NGO work, no real expertise or networks to draw on, so they lean heavily on Suzuki to fundraise. Meanwhile,the talent and accomplishments of staff are often overlooked and undervalued. Despite nice-sounding HR policies and a 4-day work week, it's actually become a very toxic workplace in recent years, especially since new CEO and HR in 2017-2018. Around 25 people have quit in 2 yrs (/90), and some positions (like CEO Assistant, and Science and Policy Manager) have turned over multiple times. In addition, good people get let go for no apparent reason. Pay scale is heavily skewed towards the top positions, and drops off rather dramatically after that, and everyone is aware of that. People are scared of telling the truth about how they feel and do not trust HR, and it creates a weird vibe of false-happiness."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at David Suzuki Foundation full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Pay inequity between males and females generally. Political, heated atmosphere. Not much room to advance."
Former Employee - Director says"I worked at David Suzuki Foundation full-time Cons: Struggle very much to deliver on their mission and to make hard decisions on how to do so."
Former Employee - Specialist says"I worked at David Suzuki Foundation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: management incompetent and unwilling to listen to staff"