United Nations Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
258 Reviews
3.7
258 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I've found that the time can generally be worked into a good work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Highly educated people from all around the world working together for a good cause (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • For some times, you need to be patient with staying away from family and with menimum living conditions at the feilds (in 3 reviews)

  • At times, the decision making process is delayed due to long chain of command (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience in this summer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations as an intern

    Pros

    International organization, work-life balance, public administration

    Cons

    too comfortable to young people

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working with the United Nation Mission in Liberia give you a lot of opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  Monrovia (Liberia)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Monrovia (Liberia)

    I worked at United Nations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the could be: for Opportunity, working with different kind of people which has to do with diversity.

    Cons

    Currently, there is no downsides going on for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will like to advice management about diversity, diversity should be their first priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I am very satisfied

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    Former Employee - Broadcast Engineer  in  Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
    Former Employee - Broadcast Engineer in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

    I worked at United Nations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of enjoyment working with whole world people.

    Cons

    Life is difficult where the mission is there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing from my side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very enlightening experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at United Nations as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The chance of working at the most international environment, with some very bright people. A very good place for networking. Access to loads of information, databases, etc. Great place to show initiative. People delegate responsabilities and you can actually make (small, but nevertheless) decisions on your own, even at low ranks.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Not always dynamic and very dependable on the way the head of department / unit deals with questions and propose activities. Some fixed, staff people sometimes are stuck in the same position for years, which tends to originate some rivalries within the departments. In the offices one not always feel it is workin for the UN, trying to make a contribution for this world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some procedures should be simplified, the UN spirit should be more spread amongst desk-workers at offices. Careers opportunities, hiring, and prospects could be improved, in accordance with practices from other international organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Media and communication

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    Current Employee - Programmer Officer  in  Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Programmer Officer in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I have been working at United Nations full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    love to work for the people of Bangladesh

    Cons

    not utilizing full allocation for the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    timely implementation of the projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place for work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time here very much

    Cons

    Many people do not seem to actually care about their work.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great International atomosphere to work in

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Khartoum (Sudan)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Khartoum (Sudan)

    I worked at United Nations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get respected no matter what your position is , there is so many oppertunities open for you later on

    Cons

    You really have to be great at dealing with multi nationalities and ppl from all sorts of cultures ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome!!!

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    Former Employee - Deputy Commander  in  Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Former Employee - Deputy Commander in Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo)

    I worked at United Nations as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Service to Humanity is a great reason to serve in UN.

    Cons

    being away from family is the only bad point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the personnel having served in UN on your panel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I am working in United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in DRC.

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    Current Employee - Military
    Current Employee - Military

    I have been working at United Nations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    United Nations is a nice place to work with people of all the corners of the world. Here I can meet people of different language and culture. This gives me an opportunity to enrich my knowledge.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get an opportunity to serve in United Nations as a permanent staff. The rest are all good sides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    6 years of management of UNMIS building and maintenance

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    Former Employee - Facilities Management Assistant  in  Khartoum (Sudan)
    Former Employee - Facilities Management Assistant in Khartoum (Sudan)

    I worked at United Nations for more than 5 years

    Pros

    it a place where I get professional experience and respect cultural diversity of all

    Cons

    i have to respect culture of all but mine is not respected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management is always not right

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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