FAO of the UN

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Great place if you appreciate work/life balance and don't expect career advancement or stimulating work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rome (Italy)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)

Pros

1. Benefits
2. Location
3. Tenureship after 6 years

Cons

1. Just about everything else

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CHANGE NOW

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult to get respect unless your are permanent staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSA
    Current Employee - PSA

    Pros

    Gaining experience in the UN; The nature of the work/ mission of the Organization is interesting subject matter

    Cons

    Some people are more interested in coffee breaks than working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the "little people" who are doing the majority of the research/ work

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FAO local admin jobs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Administrator - Level III  in  Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Local Administrator - Level III in Rome (Italy)

    Pros

    great benefits, especially for people with families. Rome itself is a beautiful city, but very expensive to live there. I enjoyed working with a mix of people and nationalities.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero acceptance of part timers. Despite claims to the contrary, the two working languages at FAO are Italian and English - English is used by the professional classes, Italian by the admin levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people based on skill, not nationality, not whether you know their family.... etc. Experiment more with new technologies like email, blogs and wikis.

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