AIESEC United States

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AIESEC United States Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
61 Reviews
4.3
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learning about different cultures (in 3 reviews)

  • Great network of people around the world (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This org takes a lot of time, and often people's education takes a hit (in 4 reviews)

  • Low retention rate; high turnover (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    AIESEC

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    Current Employee - Team Leader OGX
    Current Employee - Team Leader OGX

    I have been working at AIESEC United States full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AIESEC is an amazing platform that provides young people full professional work experience while still emphasizes that anyone can achieve personal growth and leadership goals via teamwork, mentorship, and positive contribution to the organization. All around the world, AIESECers are challenged to become not only better leaders but also more globally minded, culturally aware individuals who come together to work on something much greater than their own personal success, and that’s very special.

    Cons

    Without a doubt, the single biggest challenge facing working for AIESEC is the fact that no one outside of AIESEC seems to know what AIESEC is. Some may know that we exist, but they most likely have no idea what we do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A life-changing leadership development experience, there is so much one can do, learn and see if willing to pursue it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIESEC United States full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can obtain almost any skill if you are willing to learn it, no matter your academic background. You finish your experience with a better understanding of your values, your strengths and weaknesses, and who you are as a person. In no other organization, can people this young and this fresh out of college obtain real executive management experience. Very global environment, members get to meet and work with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    There can be very demanding work hours, especially during peak operational time and conferences. AIESEC is run by students and recent graduates, so at times a level of flexibility and adaptability is required when working with colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Life changing and professionally rewarding

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AIESEC United States full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are making a direct impact on the world in a positive way. It's hard to see the impact you are trying to accomplish at many global outreach organizations.

    Cons

    The leadership hierarchies are very political and charged - but this has gotten better since 2009 with the leadership changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more concrete organizational structure for the National Support Body and make sure that those in it are actually relative experts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at AIESEC United States full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a lot of freedom and responsibility for a young age.

    Cons

    You won't get a top salary and your speed of learning will be highly reliant on your self-initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more intense external training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good organization, but hard to get things done.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIESEC United States part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are very fun, you have the opportunity for paid internships abroad, and you can put in as much or as little time as you want... what you get back just depends on that.

    Cons

    Everything seemed very bureaucratic. There were lots of seemingly unnecessary processes to learn and everything took much longer than it should have, only partly because of the people I was working with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great platform to expand leadership experiences

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    Current Employee - ICX Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - ICX Team Leader in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AIESEC United States part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everybody is super friendly, and they treat everybody with respect. They have excellent training program and they make us feel welcome. They stand by a great cause and they create an excellent atmosphere to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Because everybody are volunteers, there are many people who don't work as hard and it bring everybody down. Sometimes the management is not the best, and they have alot of improvements before they become a really good company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great for leadership development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outgoing Exchange Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Outgoing Exchange Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AIESEC United States part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic skills are gained as a college student and there are opportunities to go abroad easily.

    Cons

    I'm a college student volunteer. The work is very demanding but you get what you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand TtT!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Life-changing, challenging experience of global politics and domestic strategy

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    Former Employee - Country Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Country Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at AIESEC United States full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intense intercultural experience
    Contributing something tangible to society
    Chance to travel in the US and abroad
    You're in charge
    Truly democratic organization

    Cons

    Lots of pressure!
    Indifferent support from Board of Directors -- governance risks
    You have to move on afterward and the alumni network is not the most helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partner with other big NGOs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've never met so many individuals who want to change the world as much as I do.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AIESEC United States part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people, the conferences, the professional experience!

    Cons

    Downsides? I guess that you don't get paid...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We pick them so...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    You get out of it exactly what you put into it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIESEC United States

    Pros

    There is TONS of opportunities for working on any types of projects you'd like. You can physically see the results and it's for a great cause that's in high demand.

    Cons

    It's volunteer, but that's a given. It also requires self motivation since it's not paid in any way, but you can see some pretty amazing results if you do have that self motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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