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"Global" mandate but still Marina del Rey centric

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsFlexible: dress code, hours, telework.
ICANN closes down for X-mas thru New years.
Travel (if you are viewed as useful, which is tricky)
Smart colleagues
Cool industry- always something going on in the "space"

ConsUnreasonable workload
Community can be borderline abusive with staff
Being a non-regulated industry, some business units, such as Compliance, can seem like they are drinking from a fire hydrant, given the volume of complaints versus the resources (and collaboration within ICANN) to address problems.
Perceived lack of independence of ICANN w/r/t its need to serve the global internet community, not its contracted parties.
Old timers, or legacy employees, are the circle of trust which can be difficult to penetrate.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo as you preach: make ICANN less MdR-centric. Also, ICANN will never be the "Internet nation state", no matter how much leadership tries to sell that weird idea to the UN.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential with the right leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at ICANN


    Pros: Smart colleagues and great benefits. The work is interesting… Cons: A lot of smart capable people working in silo's with a lack of communication between departments. Upper management is out of touch… Advice to Senior Management: Need to take a serious look at who is in management… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great benefits, not so great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at ICANN


    Pros: Exceptional health, dental and vision. Great retirement savings match. Global… Cons: Work life balance is difficult with all the travel and late night or early morning conference calls. Constant criticism from global Internet… Advice to Senior Management: Walk the talk when it comes to looking after employees, and stop rewarding… More
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