IOM Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IOM

    Pros

    Best months of my life.

    Cons

    Small pantry, slow employee advancement


  2. Great Company very rewarding work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IOM

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very Rewarding working with clients and Good salary

    Cons

    Senior Management were very clicky, didn't give staff the opportunity to move up unless you were part of the 'incrowd'


  3. I worked as an intern for IOM for a few months. I had some really great opportunities and learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at IOM

    Pros

    I think IOM does a lot of good and has opportunities to work in countries that are closed to other western international organizations.

    Cons

    It's very difficult to break into a permanent position with IOM because their work is project based. If you happen to be lucky enough to get put on a funded project, then there's room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I would have liked if my supervisors could have at least provided some contacts for future networking after finishing my internship. I didn't get much help from them after I left.


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  5. Accounts Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IOM

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No bonus, all are under contract


  6. Good Career prospects

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

    I have been working at IOM full-time (Less than a year)

    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 Management

    Provide staff with more capacity building opportunities.


  7. Entrepreneurial spirit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  8. Dailing with poeple

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    Current Employee - PA/CM in Baqūbah al Jadīdah (Iraq)
    Current Employee - PA/CM in Baqūbah al Jadīdah (Iraq)

    I have been working at IOM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At the lessons learn at north of our country with staff and the essay work in the city and county

    Cons

    Dailing with poor people at them home in the community and help them to get the income and increase the number of income

    Advice to Management

    Work from home


  9. AVRR Project Coordinator

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    Former Employee - AVRR Project Focal Point in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Former Employee - AVRR Project Focal Point in Belgrade (Serbia)

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

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

    Pros

    - international environment - reputation of the organization - benefits - good salary

    Cons

    - not easy to get higher graded position in the mission - flexible working hours (lots of overtime) - lack of good HR

    Advice to Management

    Don't put incompetent people at higher management positions. They kill the morale, motivation and productivity of the personnel of the entire departments of the organization


  10. Programme Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I have been working at IOM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - international environment - benefits - reputation of the organization - dynamic environment

    Cons

    - salary between temporary international staff and national staff (in field offices) almost the same - not easy to get higher graded position in the mission - flexible working hours (lots of overtime)

    Advice to Management

    - encourage positive criticism - encourage individual interests and motivations - put skills before social relationships


  11. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I have been working at IOM

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It offers good salaries and freedom

    Cons

    Lack of organization and late payment



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