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Wonderful Place to Work - It's Magical!

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Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The clients, the colleagues, the positive work atmosphere. There is nothing better than the IRC Youth Program in New York City. Everyone is super driven, ready to take on the extra task, take the extra step to make sure that everything is the absolute best for all chidlren at the agency. It's inspiring to work with such individuals and of course above all : the clients! The families, the kids are so inspiring and a pure joy to work with.

Cons

Sometimes there could be some disorganization from the administrative side and a lack of calirty of job duties. While it is great to do everything for these kids, it could also be nice for the Youth Program to provide more clarity in terms of job requirements.

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  1. IRC Baltimore is a wonderful non-profit where learning and communication is encouraged.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The IRC staff are themselves a very diverse bunch who speak many languages. Nearly everyone has extensive travel experience and is passionate about what they do. Their approach can sometimes be to throw you into the fire but everyone is supportive and the place is run quite efficiently. Most people seem pretty happy.

    Cons

    The IRC is not a huge non-profit so corporation with supervisor and a few people around the office might not be optional. Working for this non-profit implies exercising empathy and having understanding of what it means to be a refugee. The resources are there but one does have to work hard to see the results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the soccer team and the cultural sharing events. These are what make it such an interesting place to work and grow.


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    No respect for US Programs by NY Office

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    Great mission, interesting clients, passionate staff

    Cons

    Organization too centralized for my liking / US programs not valued nearly as much as International programs is PR

    Advice to Management

    This will probably never happen, but I honestly think that IRC should completely divorce USP and IP, and essentially give 'franchise rights' to regional offices across the U.S. Local ED's need more autonomy to do their jobs effectively. New York's heavy-handed leadership distracts more than it helps. Also, expand your community of practice program to include other agencies, otherwise it just looks like (and usually is) navel-gazing.


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