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excellent

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Former Employee - Airport Electrical Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Former Employee - Airport Electrical Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

I worked at United Nations full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

better career prospects and decent salary

Cons

I have nothing to state against UN system

Advice to Management

representation from asia region is less

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Too much nepotism and bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Rome (Italy)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rome (Italy)

    I worked at United Nations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work for the poor and it is a diplomacy, high-level, work that has an impact on millions of people. You also get to work with some of the greatest experts in the field of development, and can learn a lot. worked in a rare field and was lucky to get some of the very cool consultancies, got published all over the UN and web. This of course felt great. I am thankful for this experience, but would not be thrilled to go back.

    Cons

    The percent of inefficiency is too high. Too many people working there couldn't care less, and neutralize the work of the very commited, hard working ones. It is very nepotistic and political, and only 10% of people who get it, got via regular hiring channels. Jobs there are rather 'inherited', or political (for the very high level). The quality rarely gets awarded or promoted. If you are over fifty and given up on your ideals, this is a good place to work. Otherwise, you may find yourself in the situations when you'll feel the guilt for getting paid from the development money, and not feeling it really helps.

    Advice to Management

    No advice of mine will be taken, so I won't bother.


  2. Technical Advisory, Junior Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Junior Consultant, Technical Advisory in Rome (Italy)
    Former Contractor - Junior Consultant, Technical Advisory in Rome (Italy)

    I worked at United Nations as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people from all over the world are colleagues

    Cons

    As a junior consultant, it is very very difficult to get contracts lasting for >8 months. THis makes living abroad and planning very difficult to pursue work here.

    Advice to Management

    Offer opportunities to work on assignments remotely at field offices for brief periods, to attain better understanding of the work behind reporting and gain firsthand audience feedback.


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