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Poorly organized

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Researcher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Researcher in New York, NY

I have been working at Macro International

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The people that you work with are great.

Cons

No Leadership from upper management - promotion decisions are arbitrary and expectations are never communicated. Emphasis on growth over quality of the work, no recognitions for extra employee effort. Random huge tasks dropped on you last minute as the boss sails out the door with
a "I don't care how it gets done just get it done" makes for a depressing and stressful work environment.

Advice to Management

Lead -we cannot read minds and shouldn't be judged on criteria you can't or won't communicate.
Don't hold your employees to standards you won't maintain yourself.

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  1. Critique of Macro International's Support for Employees

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Macro International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was great when the core company was small. Great support by original company's president, good opportunities to advance one's knowledge.

    Cons

    With each buyout as company became larger and larger, the corporate environment became more and more impersonal, until its buyout by Macro International couple years before layoff.

    You're kept in the dark most of the time when it comes to contract bids which may result in loss of your job if bids don't go through.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, give them good resources for advancing their skills. If layoffs must happen, don't just offer positions that are a step down but also offer real, meaningful assistance if equivalent positions cannot be found.

  2. Nice people, good company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Macro International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people. Interesting projects - especially for those interested in health sciences, research, evaluation, and global health projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too politically correct. Salaries top out at a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out ways to pay employees more.

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