Action Against Hunger USA
2.8 of 5 4 reviews
www.aahuk.org New York, NY

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Updated Mar 18, 2014

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New York, NY

I worked at Action Against Hunger USA as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery professional and highly organized international development organization. Smaller than the biggest names (UN et al, IRC, Red Cross, Oxfam, MSF, etc.) but very respectable. Little doubt to commitment or ability to make real impact within their very narrow mission focus. Management is very good. Clear commitment to professional development for the duration of the internship, always finding time to share information and mentor. Office is simple, adequate... aka NGO. Conference call tech doesn't always work. Business casual every day. A good place to work.

ConsAs an intern, the biggest hope is to be hired. A challenge at ACF-USA, as the office already completed a major expansion a couple years ago so there won't be an influx of hires. Also, as with most major international NGOs, the most interesting jobs are for PhD or other highly experienced candidates. Also witnessed other interns passed over for positions given less qualified candidates. Not easy to climb the ladder on the program side.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Filed work is better than working at NY Head Quarters

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Action Against Hunger USA full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat international culture, very hard working and dedicated staff. Some people have been working with the organization for many years. It has a very good reputation in Europe and in the Humanitarian field. It gives chances to people that other they will not get in other places.

ConsThe organization has grown too fast in a very short time and it was not ready for it. It seems a bit lost and unprepared.
There is a very unhealthy working environment, people are drained and not motivated. Need for improvement in management, long working stressful days and very poor recognition of employees. Very high turn over for such small organization. No employee support from HR or Management. It is a non for profit but certain things are managed corporate, very corporate.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of what it is going on in your organization. A good manager is always alert and knows what is going on at all times. Follow your own Principles: be honest and transparent always, care about people- your employees are people too-, be fair equally, create positive and healthy working habits, and recognize your employees. Mostly, hire the right people for the right job. Strategic planning is very important and something missing in certain areas of ACF USA.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Only if you really want to go to the field and you don't have expectations.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Action Against Hunger USA full-time

ProsOnly good for Field work: Good technical learning school if you get to go on mission.

ConsThey don't seem to really care for their staff whether it is in the field where the conditions are pretty bad, management is very poor, and many times they are unprepared to professionally handle the situations in the field. Or in the office, where staff is also overworked, drained, and underappreciated.

Overall, very poor management and organization. The organization management needs better planning, to create strategy, vision, and a sense of community. It is not a positive and healthy work environment. Weak HR. Poor pay and very demanding place to work.
ACF USA might be presented as a NGO but it surely runs as a real corporation (not, that there is nothing wrong with a corporation, if you are one, of course).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting position

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I have been working at Action Against Hunger USA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsACF is a school for humanitarian workers

Consa lot of turnovers, field conditions are basic

Advice to Senior Managementi received good suppport from managers in HQ, go ahead

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

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