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Very supportive for young professionals

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Deputy Director  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC

I have been working at ACDI/VOCA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great opportunities for travel and experience if you demonstrate competency. On the technical side a strong group of senior staff with established reputations in the field and a depth and diversity of projects in the portfolio. Internal management systems could be better, but are still ahead of other organizations in the field that I have worked for.

Cons

Very conservative management which is risk and change averse. This can lead to slow adaptation to the changing field of international development. Experiences from practice area to practice area can vary widely in terms of satisfaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversify portfolio of donors.

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Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment, hires good people, hard to move up"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACDI/VOCA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - knowledgeable people dedicated to their work
    - great network of development professionals
    - flexible work hours
    - good benefits
    - believe in their work

    Cons

    - hard to move up
    - segmentation can lead to less opportunity
    - no real mentorship

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, lots of opportunities to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Director  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at ACDI/VOCA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, and the culture is very positive, with an emphasis on collegiality and personal growth. You will learn the ins and outs of USAID project implementation and most likely have the opportunity to travel. The management structure is fairly transparent, giving employees the chance to express concerns. Lots of professional development opportunities for self-starters.

    Cons

    Like many companies in international development, there is a heavy emphasis on winning new business with USAID and other donors (not necessarily a negative, depends on your perspective). Sometimes support staff contributions are undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but try and integrate support staff into core business activities to motivate and inspire them.

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    Positive Outlook
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