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Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
28 Reviews

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  1.  

    Accounts Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love it in there! One of the best companies i've been part of.

    Cons

    No bonus, all are under contract

  2.  

    Does great work with pretty good salaries, but no job security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work in interesting places, get a range of interesting roles, work with great people

    Cons

    When a project ends, your employment is terminated. It's very hard to start accruing benefits into a pension plan, many people are hired on renewing 9 month contracts so they never qualify for the benefits of a full employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider working on strategies to mitigate employee turnover. Loosing al the employees of a project after it ends is very costly to a company in the long-run because your talent goes to the competition, and you have to hire and train new people again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Disagreed with business practices

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to meet interesting people in the department

    Cons

    Hot working environment in the summer. Little access to people outside of department. Many at HQ took lots of time off during summer time so I was underutilized while I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reach out to donor countries for every individual project, that gives countries too much leeway in how the operations are run. In many cases this is bad for the migrant.

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    Good Career prospects

    Current Employee - Program Officer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Officer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Career growth and affiliated to the United Nations. Moving from one Mission to another is a real possibility.

    Cons

    The organization depending on the country office can be resistance to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide staff with more capacity building opportunities.

  6.  

    Entrepreneurial spirit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Room for growth and initiative - especially in the field. More dynamic than most other UN agencies.
    Young colleagues, good spirit and dynamism

    Cons

    Very poor HR management and funding varies depending on donors, not only poor job stability but also difficult to retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your HR system and invest more in growing the potential of your current employees

    Recommends
  7.  

    Challenging, multicultural experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Architect  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - International Architect in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow, good benefits and multicultural environment

    Cons

    field work in very challenging places

    Recommends
  8.  

    only for those who can please the boss (IOM Indonesia)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary, good place for international staff working with tourist visa

    Cons

    no future, no award,
    take care ilegal migrant by ilegal worker (IOM Indonesia)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A chance to make a difference with an international organization that focusses on services to migrants, refugees, etc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cultural Orientation Trainer/Manager
    Former Employee - Cultural Orientation Trainer/Manager

    Pros

    IOM provides a competitive salary with opportunities for humanitarian work. Opportunities in multiple fields for professionals with a high level of dedication to helping others.

    Cons

    Project-driven approach means that when the project is over, so may your job very well be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IOM would do well to have a full-time unit looking out for the interests of employees, both local and international, losing their positions due to end of projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    "heaven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    balanced work life , leadership and family oriented company, good compensation

    Cons

    competition were tough. contractual basis ; depending on your performance if your contract will be renewed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Very professional

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Humanitarian work is always appreciated.

    Cons

    It was a short contract job so cant say much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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