Action Against Hunger USA

www.aahuk.org
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Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

Pros

Very 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.

Cons

As 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.

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    High turn over!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Action Against Hunger USA

    Pros

    Great staff and very dedicated

    Cons

    Management: Working hours, salary.
    They treat employees worse than...they have no respect for their staff. this is not a very transparent place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Filed work is better than working at NY Head Quarters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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