IAEA Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. A comfortable place if you're lucky

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAEA full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment Lots of vacation time Lots of perks - tax-free income, commissary access, cheap bar at work! Frequent opportunities to interact with senior officials from Member States

    Cons

    Often disorganized and painfully bureaucratic Management is often lacking Little to no opportunities for career advancement Office politics can be challenging to navigate


  2. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAEA

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

    Pros

    It was a great international experience, with lovely international and intelligent people. It was an eye-opening experience, which I recommend.

    Cons

    There are no negative aspects in working for the IAEA and I would recommend this experience to anyone.


  3. a short review

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at IAEA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High salary, relaxed int. work environment, no pressure at work like in the economic sector or else

    Cons

    Rotation policy, extremely bureaucratic, no promotions - also depending on "your-buddies-in-charge", salary definitely not based on performance, skills or knowledge


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  5. Consultant

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vienna (Austria)

    I have been working at IAEA as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    International working environment; chance to work on pressing international issues (security, development)

    Cons

    Highly hierarchical, bureaucratic and conservative work culture. Safeguards issues tend to dominate the agenda of the organisation at the expense of other departments.

    Advice to Management

    More balanced focus of senior management on all of IAEA mandates (I.e. not just proliferation issues). Clearer organisational vision.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A short review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at IAEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice office, satisfying work & lots of it, nice colleagues, tasty variety of international food in the cafeteria & restaurant, fast computers, printers & photocopiers, spontaneous office parties, fantastic public transportation and facilities, lots of clubs to join.

    Cons

    marginalisation of women and also bullying. Abysmal career prospects; the Agency typically recruits outsiders, so longer-serving staff may only rarely avail themselves of opportuities for promotion. Problematic managers receive protection and are retained/promoted. HR lacks empathy.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is both ethically and morally acceptable/necessary.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good payment ... Only

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna (Austria)

    I have been working at IAEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good payment compared to the IT salary range in Austria

    Cons

    Rotation policy (employee cannot stay more than 7 years). Very bureaucratic. No promotions Salary is not based on performance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful place to work, but it's an old man's game.

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at IAEA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks; tax-free income; commissary access for staff; great international staff

    Cons

    No job security (hired for 3 months at a time, in some cases); not a great place to start your career.

    Advice to Management

    More security and longer contracts!


  9. The scientists and technical experts of the IAEA help member countries apply technology for peaceful purposes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, science, pay, benefits, Vienna.

    Cons

    limited contracts, stovepiping, politics, bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Sunset old programs, be less remote.


  10. Conference Clerk

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    Former Contractor - Conference Clerk in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Contractor - Conference Clerk in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at IAEA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    international environment nice colleagues its good for your cv

    Cons

    salary pretty low for long conferences you might stay in for a very long time (as in 2am) you get blamed if anything goes wrong

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  11. Enriching

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAEA (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    International environment with individuals from more than 130 countries in the world. Lots of flexibility in the leave arrangement, very critical to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy as with many international organizations. For non-German speakers the city takes some getting used to. Fortunately the work language is English.



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