United Nations Foundation

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United Nations Foundation Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNF treats its employees well, but campaigns are poorly integrated within the UNF umbrella.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management treats its employees very well with generous benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    If you are working on a specific campaign, you're experience will depend largely on the Executive Director and your team. UNF has a lot of very young people with limited work experience, but lots of enthusiasm. UNF doesn't seem to provide much training for EDs to improve their management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UNF should consider more rigorous evaluation of Executive Directors and provide them with training to improve their skills. Also, management should consider creating more jobs at upper levels to allow people to grow with the Foundation.

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    Good working environment, smart, passionate people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly interesting work, insider access to UN, friendly environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Some mismatch in workloads - some people seem to work extremely hard, while others have very little - and compensation likely doesnt match up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit-based system for advancement. Not playing favorites.

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    It is a dynamic, professional, and productive organization with a good foundation.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the positive aspects include great Benefits, good work life balance, competent staff, and emphasis on innovation and initiative.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be a distant from the staff, lack of clear articulation of professional opportunities and high turnover among staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with staff, provide clarity and transparent guidelines on how to move up in the organization.

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    Awesome internship experience

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They give interns a lot responsibility which is good. It's also a fun place to work and start a caeer. The people are really passionate about the causes they work on

    Cons

    Sometimes the organization gets a little full of itself and the work that it is doing. Internships are also now unpaid which is terrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain interns as full time staff!

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great wholesome organization. Passionate about work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation

    Pros

    great benefits for those who are hired, friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    no benefits for interns, difficult to get hired as an intern

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    Good organization and benefits, too hierarchical

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    UN Foundation treats its employees well, including benefits, flexibility, and work-life balance. It is especially good if the team is strong. Find out who supervisor is since that matters most. Teams vary greatly within the foundation.

    Cons

    It is very hierarchical and one must get used to that. It is very formal for being a non-profit. There are certain people you are likely to never interact with if you are a lower level staff.

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    Good Place, Good People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    lots of turnover, maybe because everyone is younger

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best job in the best organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation

    Pros

    The UN foundation is an amazing place, working daily with these people is indeed a privilege.
    I have worked in a few non-profits and other organizations and these guys do it right. The atmosphere is buzzing with good energy and the results these guys achieve are amazing.

    Cons

    Fast paced, make sure you can keep up!

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    No experience, just like to work with a humanitarian organization like UN.

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    Current Employee - Finance and Administration in Kampala, Orientale (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Current Employee - Finance and Administration in Kampala, Orientale (Democratic Republic of Congo)

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    To help the helpless

    To be exposed to the international work environment.

    To add on to my social networks.

    To face international challenges.

    Cons

    Limited WORLD WIDE coverage.

    They insist on international languages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to as many countries as possible because almost all countries in the world have problems.

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    Working here is nothing short of a pleasure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time

    Pros

    It's an amazing work environment filled with passionate and supportive people. I consider myself very lucky to get to work in a place that provides so much to their employees.

    Cons

    This foundation is very busy changing the world for the better and so the office is constantly busy and is incredibly fast paced. While I enjoy this aspect of it, I'm sure other people may not be able to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're great!

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