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Best organisation in terms of teamwork, ethics and taking care of staff.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amnesty International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

If you believe in human rights and want to use your skills for good, this is the best NGO to work for.

Cons

Promotions are few and far between and long term contracts are limited.

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  1. Fantastic staff, extremely poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    Mission of the organization is amazing, amazing enough to keep even poorly treated staff involved for years after they leave the organization in a staff role; fantastic staff; general feeling of community / family with fellow staff

    Cons

    Staff are often promoted to management without any managerial skills; sexual harassment and harassment in general is common, and overlooked, even when reported; labor violations are rampant; even constructive criticism is viewed as "treasonous."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote / hire managers based both on background knowledge AND managerial skills, or provide training if one is lacking; don't just say you believe in work life balance - change priorities to actively promote it; LISTEN to constructive criticism - your staff know more than you think they do, and can offer good solutions to the challenges you face.

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  2. Met so many talented, passionate people. This is THE human rights organisation you should strive to join.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amnesty International part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Met so many talented, passionate people. Exposure to various types of works ranging from administration to research and community organising.

    Cons

    Amnesty is like a huge campaign machine. Sometimes you get bogged down with the tasks, processes, and nitty-gritty details that make you overlook the bigger picture.

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    More structure, more clarity, more direction, more focus on certain campaigns instead of having too many campaigns at the same time.

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