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Former Employee – worked at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Pros – The mission is very laudable. Many of the junior staff are very energetic and motivated, which can make IAVI an exciting place to work.
Also, with field offices all over the world, there are plenty of opportunities for travel. The fact that the primary mission is to work with developing countries is also a plus. Also, there are few global health nonprofits in New York, so if you're looking for nonprofit global health in the NYC area, this is one of the few places to work.
Finally, the compensation is not bad for the nonprofit sector; pay is relatively average for a nonprofit, but definitely not on the lowest end.
Cons – The management is totally dysfunctional and employee morale is incredibly low. The leadership team is totally unresponsive to the needs of staff, and there are very few opportunities for professional development.
While compensation is not bad for a nonprofit, there is a huge range of pay across departments. Additionally, employees in the same department with the same titles and identical responsibilities may be paid quite differently. Additionally, senior management will rigorously enforce all rules for junior staff, while flouting the same rules for themselves.
The senior management has been entrenched since the company was founded ten years ago with only 4 people. Although the company has grown to over 100 staff, they are still running it like a club or fraternity.
Advice to Senior Management – Senior Management should be fired and replaced with new individuals with fresh ideas. For a company that prides itself on "innovation" management is very dogmatic.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2009-04-07 13:55 PDT
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