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great medium size NGO

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Winrock International

Pros

outstanding flexibility with every other friday off, 4 weeks vacation after 2 years, small company that has excellent reputation and has been growing, low turnover, mostly friendly staff committed to helping others

Cons

being medium size limits career potential, silos between some groups

Advice to ManagementAdvice

open door policy is good idea but spend more time keeping your employees informed

Recommends
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    Unpleasant work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winrock International

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Here is what you need to know: Winrock is funded by the Rockefeller Institution (hence the "rock" in the name.) The mission of the non-for-profit is not in line with its practices. An inordinate amount of money is spent on expensive restaurant outings (in excess of what is appropriate for a business meeting) and amenities for the office employees. Winrock receives government grants, only to squander the money on irrelevant mail distribution of its various pamphlets and publications. Also, the work environment and culture leaves much to be desired. It is downright appalling to walk into a conference or break room and overhear colleagues gossiping about or denigrating coworkers. And for an "international" organization, it might be prudent to haul the headquarters out of the American South, where the "good ol' boy" mentality runs the game.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good place, can be better

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    Former Employee - Program Associate
    Former Employee - Program Associate

    I worked at Winrock International

    Pros

    Great people to work with, strong in-house technical expertise. Great benefits package. Junior employees are given many responsibilities and can learn a lot in limited time.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work and little appreciation for the effort. Proposal work is what is valued for promotions, not implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To support institutionally the mentoring of employees.

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