The Asia Foundation

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Experience varies depending on department

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at The Asia Foundation

Pros

-Great work and mission
-Friendly, smart, dedicated coworkers
-Interesting events and opportunities come up often

Cons

-Travel assignments routinely delegated to the same people, though the skill sets required are not unique to them. This leaves some people travel-weary while others don't benefit from the professional development opportunity
-Bad managers/directors reign unchecked (ego issues, micromanagement, rudeness, cattiness - M and F, no regard for junior staff development)
-Stuffy environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some people are extremely stressed and overworked while others are desperate for more responsibilities and opportunities. Professional development doesn't just = promotion so learn to allocate work more efficiently/equitably to keep everyone happy.

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    Great growth experience for young professionals in other fields

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at The Asia Foundation

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment, exposure to a wide variety of stakeholders and issues, good remuneration (on par with consulting firms). Overall a good learning experience.

    Cons

    Desperate need for more staff, especially if the office is to achieve the broad coverage it aspires to achieve. Also, brand recognition could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a good plan in place, but the staffing constraints could really derail everything... if I were to offer any "feedback" or "advice" it would be to try to get creative and/or aggressive in overcoming the staffing deficit.

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    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, a decent sized organization so more organized than small non-profits, well-known in the international development world, mostly really great colleagues, travel.

    Cons

    Low salary, senior management is out of touch, office politics, company "favorites", not a lot of professional development opportunities for junior staff, lack of transparency, really quiet office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the work of your employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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