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Great place to start your career; a lot of opportunities to try new things

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Chemonics International full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Chemonics is a great place if you're starting out in International Development because you can work at one company but have a ton of different jobs/job opportunities--project management, business development, field based work; you can easily move between geographic regions and departments, and from the home office to field office. There are a lot of resources and opportunities available to staff to help build capacity, and in fact Chemonics just created a new department to focus solely on building technical capacity of the company which will open up even more opportunities for staff.

Cons

It's extremely fast paced and the standards can be high; work/life balance is difficult to obtain; Senior management, while moving in the right direction under the new CEO, is still a little bit out of touch with staff. Promotions are extremely competitive, so a some people leave because they do not see opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Management

Continue the new trend of engaging employees in decision making, and, overall, recognize that your biggest asset is your staff--protect their interests, build their capacity.

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    Opportunities for motivated people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemonics International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and hard working colleagues.

    Cons

    Competitive environment. Sometimes can seem cliquish and favoritism is prominent.


  2. Great place to cut your teeth in international development contracting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemonics International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible professional development opportunities, extensive training, frequent international travel once established in company, ongoing investments in management systems.

    Cons

    Long hours, low compensation compared to private sector contracting/consulting, D.C. based work can be heavily administrative, management believes in ongoing change and innovation which is great but can be burdensome/challenging to implement.


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