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great learning experience, lots of work

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

I worked at Chemonics International full-time (more than an year)

Pros

lots of growth potential, many opportunities to learn.

Cons

associates are worked extremely hard for little pay

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Work long hard hours for little pay to support Executive Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Chemonics International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outside of Senior Management, you work with some of the most dedicated, hard working people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Chemonics is poorly run proposal machine oiled with the blood of the Associates. You will be expected to work 10 hours a day plus Saturdays for no extra pay or time off. Industry-wise, Chemonics has some of the worst pay and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After Executive Management paid itself off last year under the "Employee Ownership" buyout, Chemonics decided that the only way to keep paying Executives their high salary along with the sweet benefits they gave themselves in the buyout, was to greatly reduce the number of junior staff working in the DC office and to reduce the already meager benefits. This means the employee that use to belong to a team of four now belong in a team of two. And while the remaining employees are now doing twice the work, they are getting less benefits and with no hope of a salary increase anytime in the next few years. Everyone sees the writing on the wall and is trying to get out. Currently, Chemonics' main competitors are hiring and offering much better salary and benefits. Management needs to realize that everyone that can leave Chemonics is leaving Chemonics. If they don't change their ways, Chemonics will not be around much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for learning the ins and outs of contracting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Chemonics International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to learn and experience a lot of different facets of project management and contracting quickly.
    Great colleagues, everyone is smart and motivated.

    Cons

    Recent staff downsizing and cuts in benefits.
    Very competitive and fewer opportunities to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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