International Medical Corps

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International Medical Misery

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

Pros-Still some very good field operators out there working hard to make a difference

Cons-Senior Managers at HQ overseeing field programs and operations are extremely paranoid, under qualified and overpaid, They take a 'dumb down' approach to management to protect their own jobs-- meaning that they hire under qualified staff to make sure they do not lose theirs. Unfortunately this takes its toll on some very good field staff who have to pick up HQ slack and basically do everything for them. Very top down approach.
-Horrible working environment at HQ offices--no team feel, no team building exercises, no management meetings, no briefings on global programs, no momentum, no leadership.

-If you wish to progress and move up in the Organization based on merit, you better look elsewhere.

-There are no salary scales at IMC and they like it that way. There is a huge variation in salaries across the board. Be prepared to be undercut and undervalued throughout your tenure there.If you stay too long you will use your sense of self-worth--don't do it!
-HR policies are dubious at best-- they exist only to protect the Organization's interests and those who form part of the inner circle and not the employee.

-HR inner policies point towards hiring of third country nationals for field assignments over US Citizens regardless of if they are qualified to perform the job or not because it reduces the legal liability on the Organization. Very sad to see how an Organization funded mostly by USG/ US tax payer dollars does not give Americans an equal shot at jobs.

Advice to Senior Management-Let go and bring in some qualified people with fresh ideas. Recycling the same programs time and again will soon have you hitting a brick wall.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, but really disorganized

    Program Officer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at International Medical Corps full-time for less than a year

    Pros: - Nice colleagues with interesting professional experience - Good pay (expatriates) - Interesting work overall I think there is a huge potential… Cons: - No training, not much room for growth - Weak management with the tendency to micro-manage - Awkward flow of responsibility and communication between HQ and field Communication… Advice to Senior Management: Invest more in your staff at all levels and let… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Believed in work being done in the field, but HQ leadership difficult to work for.

    Manager (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Great cause. Great volunteers and field staff. Important… Cons: Leadership at HQ is volatile, secretive and power hungry. Advice to Senior Management: Resign. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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