International Committee of the Red Cross

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Great Job fun not the best pay and not many hours

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Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Chapin, SC
Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Chapin, SC

I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross

Pros

fun different everyday and lots of freedom and not a ton of red tape

Cons

not a ton of money

Advice to ManagementAdvice

they are great

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    a great humanitarian organization but currently poor management

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    Current Employee - Field and Headquarter Middle Manager  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Field and Headquarter Middle Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    clear mandate, based on international law - large experience in dealing with armed conflicts, security risks and emergency response - wide spectrum of fields of expertise
    motivated people and lot of serious, efficient and committed people - great co-workers

    Cons

    current management does not allow plurality of opinion - is putting in place policies used for public communication, which do not respond to operational needs and constrains - management very much self-centered, seeking individual acknowledgment/success - is loosing sensitivity to current crisis
    as a result loss of very experienced people - loss of motivation and commitment among staff in the field and at headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less individualistic - be more inclusive - recognize operational competences.
    Stop make empty promises regarding HR management.

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    Great humanitarian field experience

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    Current Employee - Delegate In Various Field Postings
    Current Employee - Delegate In Various Field Postings

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very strong humanitarian organization with great principles and values. professional and structured. great field experience.

    Cons

    Main negative aspect is that work with ICRC makes work/life balance difficult - strain on family life. ICRC also has notoriously bad attitude of human resources people towards staff, both expatriate and national (even after years with the organization)

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