AIESEC International
4.4 of 5 145 reviews
www.aiesec.org Rotterdam, Netherlands 16 to 50 Employees

AIESEC International Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "International network (you can meet ppl from around the world, mainly undergraduates)"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Also provides a multicultural and team work experience"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "time consuming, no accreditation at University"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Consumes a lot of time, and energy - yet worth it"
    in 6 reviews
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    life-long value experience; loved to work there; great people; wish to go back if I had the chance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmotivated team culture
    a lot of learning points
    a passionate group working towards giving social benefits to the word

    Consa little bit disorganized
    cannot think of
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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience for students, fun atmosphere

    ConsLots of work, turnover can be high

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Environment

    Trainee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery awesome group of people, kind, welcoming. Provides an opportunity to network and meet amazing people from all around the world, while providing an opportunity to others to do great things.

    ConsPay isn't all that great, but aside from that the place is pretty amazing to work with. Feel good work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay awesome

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    True learning experience

    Volunteer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsFamily-like atmosphere, a chance to be exposed to different business functions of an organization, self-initiative assignments that give you the freedom to contribute as much efforts as you want, lots of recognition and support from other members

    ConsGood internship opportunities are competitive to get, cross-functional communication are sometimes ineffective, different teams don't have a lot of chance to interact, assignments are sometimes unclear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining for new management teams, training for new members to know about the organization's processes, more skill-training and career-related opportunities,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An unforgettable experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best part of Aiesec is that you can work with people from all over the world and with different background and different cultures.

    ConsSometimes it might be too overwhelming.

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    Life-changing

    Organizing Committee President for Career Days 2012 (Former Employee)
    Vienna, VA

    Pros- international network
    - skills development
    - putting theory from the university into practice
    - travelling
    -learning
    - getting to know people from all over the world
    - developing yourself

    Cons- hard to keep the balance between private life, university life and AIESEC life
    - big workload
    - time-consuming
    - volunteering, so it is not payed

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding experience and best place to learn new things

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou have occassion to test yourself and to manage your first team. You will be conected with whole world if you want to and find a perfect places to start your work or voluntary service.

    ConsVery time-consuming. You will be pushed to your limits and especially at the begginig you may seem that you are in some kind of sect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life-changing experience, grateful for this opportunity, global overview of a large organisation at a fairly young age

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros- Work with a very smart, switched-on, ambitious, global team
    - Challenging projects, an absolute stretch experience - steep learning curve!
    - An understanding of global strategy and operations
    - Diversity of work - portfolio specific, general responsibilities, cross-funcitonal teams
    - Organising some of the largest global conferences, both from content and logistics perspectives
    - Amazing travel opportunities throughout the year

    Cons- The work is so intense and challenging, yet so amazing, that it takes a while to establish work-life balance (imagine managing work across so many time zones)
    - While it's an amazing launch pad for future career opportunities, there's often a struggle to move on and find something else that's as rewarding… and also knowing how to really "package" your AIESEC experience .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible, challenging, life changing experience!

    Director of Corporate Business Development (Former Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsI found the experience to be challenging, enlightening, and full of personal and professional growth opportunities. The culture of the team is e highly entrepreneurial, global, challenging, fantastic network exposure, amazing team experience and constant reflection on how you can grow individually and as part of the group.

    ConsAs most teams in the AIESEC network, there are typical cons. But knowing these are part of the reality when you sign up is helpful since I believe that the pros fully outweigh the cons: Intense work hours, low salary/budget, and limited time positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider using reserve funding for expanded sales and delivery team efforts. Consider moving office to a more central location for the PR/positioning of the global HQ.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A challenging but rewarding environment!

    Vice President Public Relations (Current Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsYou are surrounded by brilliant people
    Ownership over projects
    Tons of travel opportunities
    Activities that develop your self awareness, practical skills, and team capabilities
    Access to a great network
    Highly intensive team experience

    ConsSometimes too bureaucratic and slow for an organisation that needs to move fast
    Need to start using its grassroots movements a bit more to not reinvent the wheel

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in the employees if possible - I know it is a non-profit, but it would improve employee life more!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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