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Updated Jul 3, 2014

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    Consultant experience at ILO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible and collaborative work environment

    Consinfrstructure of org is based on short term contracts

     

    Positive, but sometimes slow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with people from all over the world on development issues.

    ConsLarge organization. Departments sometimes have little contact between them.

     

    Internship experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood exposure to development community in Washington DC

    ConsCan only intern for up to 6 months

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    The only programmer.

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsWell appreciated by users. Geneva is a fabulous place.

    ConsNobody has any clue what I do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire programmers. The economists need them. The IT staff are not programmers.

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    good to learn about how the UN system functions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosas its a UN org, it is very international in all terms, so I got to be exposed in a very international work environment, and of course it is the ideal place to set your foot in the international development if it is of your interest

    Conssimilar to any other international orgs, it has its very slow and bureaucratic function mechanism and often the its response to the rising needs is behind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic experience with very flexible people

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting Projects with the ambition to make the world better.

    ConsSlow and intransparent processes, seems a little disorganised from the outside

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quality of work varies with supervisor

    Trainee (Former Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsGood work/life balance, international environment, living stipend provided which is almost unheard of in the UN system

    ConsQuality of internship really depends on who your manager is. Little prospect of obtaining staff/consulting posts. Practice of hiring people that really should be consultants as interns as a cost-cutting measure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide real options for career progression to your trainees! Most individuals who intern have several years of work experience and post-graduate education. Given that this is an organization that is in the midst of renewal it makes sense to invest in retaining young talent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good conditions for permanent stuff "only"

    Manager (Former Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    Prosgood salary, infrastructure, location (Geneva), and free parking.

    ConsNo career advancement.
    if you have a temporary contract, you will have no social security, health or retirement coverages

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics and more efficiency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Finance Officer (Former Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsLong-term vision, challenging but achievable goals, no pressure, great respect among colleagues, even if procedures are heavy, there is always a way to sell a project to management who will always encourage initiatives.

    ConsLittle contact with peers from private sector, which makes you sometimes forget the real world imperatives and challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more time in team motivation and communicate organization's goals, otherwise every thing is great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, difficult to stay on

    Junior Technical Officer (Current Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsExposure to many cool projects, lots of great learning opportunities, fun working environment

    ConsExtremely difficult to stay on as junior staff due to HR policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvocate for junior staff to be less expensive for the department than senior staff (this is only logical, but not the case sadly)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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