United Nations

www.un.org
Profile Unclaimed

United Nations Reviews

317 Reviews
3.8
317 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
171 Ratings
  • 2 people found this helpful  

    Very nice people to work with but a ton of red tape.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly Qualified, Classy, and Nice Co-Workers and Management. They really care for the welfare of humanity. They have a Real respect for diversity. As a person of color, I have never been treated with so much dignity in New York.

    Cons

    They do have a lot of red tape. The bureaucracy can demoralize you very easily. Need approvals from several departments for some projects. Two tiered system of workers - Employees who get all the benefits besides great pay and Contractors who get no benefits and sometimes work for very little money out of desperation. Contractors sometimes have to wait up to 45 days for their last paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will be nice if the red tape is cut. Hiring contract workers with no benefits and low wages should be discouraged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

United Nations Interviews

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

80%
15%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

64%
18%
9%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at United Nations in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via an online portal. You have to fill in your resume, answer a set of questions (do you have experience with learning management systems, etc.), submit your cover letter and give 3 references). I doubt if they call your references because they are quit busy and want to hire people quick and fast.

    Interview Questions
    • What similarities are between law and human resources, what do you expect to learn from your internship, what do you expect to do during your internship.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

United Nations Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add an award

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Website www.un.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Though it shares some traits with hippies, the United Nations is much more than a peace and love cultural movement. Comprising 193 member countries (nearly every country in the world), the UN works toward maintaining international peace and security and finding solutions for global economic and humanitarian problems. It conducts its mission through six main bodies: General Assembly (main deliberative body), Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice (settles legal disputes between states), Secretariat (day-to-day operations), Security Council (manages... More

Work at United Nations? Share Your Experiences

United Nations

 
Click to Rate
or