WRI Named Among “Top Workplaces” by Washington Post
June 23, 2014
Ranked in Top 50 for Midsized Companies in DC
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has been named as one of the Washington Post Top Workplaces in 2014. In the Post’s inaugural guide to the best places to work in the Washington, D.C. area, WRI was selected from more than 2,000 nominees. WRI ranks 43rd among midsize companies and organizations, and third among non-profits in the midsize category.
“This recognition is a testament to our remarkable staff who not only work hard, but also understand that it’s the people that make an organization shine,” said Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, WRI. “With the urgent and exciting work we do around the world, WRI attracts top talent who are passionate, dedicated and conscientious. We are committed to research excellence and results on the ground, but we also want to have fun—that’s what makes WRI such a great place to work.”
The rankings are determined solely on employee feedback—including questions on quality of leadership, pay and benefit practices, work-life balance issues and more. The survey, in particular, noted WRI’s popular sabbatical program, which is available to staff after five years of service.
WRI is an action-oriented global research organization that works on six urgent global challenges: food, forest, water, climate, energy and cities & transport. In the last ten years, WRI’s staff and budget have both tripled to more than 450 people and $66 million annually. WRI works with partners in over 50 countries and has offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and the United States.
WRI has also recently been selected as the #1 Environment Think Tank in the world in a survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.
See the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces 2014 full list.