Wednesday, June 25, 2014

World Resources Institute Ranked Among Top Places to Work

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has just been ranked by The Washington Post as one of the "top workplaces" in the Washington, DC area.  Mores specifically, it was ranked 43rd among "mid-size" companies/organizations.  It was the only think tank of the list.

The Post notes that WRI, which does research on climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities, and transporation, has offices in China, Brazil, and India, although more than half of its 500 employees work in Washington, DC.

As for one of the big perks of working for the think tank, the Post notes that employees can take sabbaticals in addition to paid time off.  For those sabbatical seekers, you can look at WRI job openings here.

Here is a WRI press release about the ranking.

Employees were encouraged to nominate their companies as "top workplaces," and the sole requirement was that the organization employs at least 50 people in the greater Washington area.  Here is more about the rankings methodology.

Other think tanks should not fret for not making the list.  After all, you can already nominate your think tank for the upcoming year.

Last month, WRI received a massive gift - $30.5 million - to "galvanize action that will help cities grow smarter and more sustainably in developing countries around the world."  The gift from Stephen M. Ross was the largest-ever single donation to WRI and will be used to establish the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.