United Nations Foundation

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United Nations Foundation Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
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  1. 1 person 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.

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    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 experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    everyone in the office is very nice, learned a lot. Good internship opportunity.

    Cons

    Felt very removed from the causes we were helping.

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    Have slightly more structured internship programs.

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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.

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

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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!

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    Retain interns as full time staff!

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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation

    Pros

    - Great people with a passion for what they do
    - Lots of different aspects of organization (girls empowerment, work with United Nations, global health etc.)

    Cons

    - More interaction with senior management and between different teams

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great, deep, modern, but losing focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    progressive, wide ranging, creative, care about people.

    Cons

    losing its vision? not enough management (talent untapped, politics)

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    manage. focus. core.

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    overall Great place to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    breadth of issues. Comprehensive approach. Experts, powers of influence. Forward and progressive.

    Cons

    Getting too big. unfocused, less innovative. losing touch with core mission.

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    focus, manage, proactive growth, true to roots

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    Stable work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Somewhat minimal opportunities for advancement within departments

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    None

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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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