Development Alternatives

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Very tough place to work

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

I have been working at Development Alternatives full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Very focused on audits, regulations, following policy
- Good reputation in the field
- Fairly good benefits

Cons

- Stark division between "project management" and "technical" staff, meaning unless you have at least 10 years of experience, you will be stuck doing endless administrative minutiae, with no chance to show or even develop your other skills
- Very difficult for junior/PM staff to get ANY interesting work, leading to endemic low morale among this group
- Very by-the-book, hierarchical, micromanaging
- Opportunities for advancement/recognition basically limited to who you know (i.e., if someone influential takes an interest in you)--otherwise, very difficult to showcase or even develop your technical skills
- Tone-deaf, out-of-touch senior management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk more with all levels of the company, find ways to develop jr-to-mid-range staff so they stay at the company and maintain invaluable institutional knowledge. Care more about developing in-house talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

38 Other Employee Reviews for Development Alternatives (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to work, learn and advance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Development Alternatives

    Pros

    Great Enviornment
    Highest Ethical Standards
    Great people
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    nothing in particular It is a really good place to work

    Recommends
  2.  

    Coordinateur du développement du nouveau business. New Business Development Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinateur de données cliniques confirmé
    Former Employee - Coordinateur de données cliniques confirmé

    I worked at Development Alternatives full-time (more than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Des gens passionnés, qui ont une portée global influente. DAI combine à la fois la détermination commercial d'atteindre les objectifs et l'engagement du développement à créer un monde plus vivable.

    Passionate people, with a global reach of influence. DAI combines both the business determination to meet objectives with the development commitment to shaping a more livable world.

    Cons

    Ils ne se sont pas assez déployé en Europe et se battent pour s'adapter aux nouveaux marchés et clients.Ils sont globalement victimes de la politique qui dicte les conditions nécessaires de l'aide étrangère de leurs clients clé.

    In Europe they have spread themselves too thin and struggle to adapt to new markets and clients. Globally they are victim to the every changing politics that dictate the foreign aide requirements of their key clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    L'entreprise pourrait être internement gérée avec beaucoup plus d'efficacité.

    Internally the company could be managed much more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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