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Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
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  1.  

    IUCN - a great organization to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I worked at IUCN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work; international organization but deeply rooted in local ethics; tolerance and equity; a family like environment

    Cons

    Outdated approach towards business development and operations; personalised management of regional and country programmes; inability to adapt with the changing environment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    IUCN is the largest environmental network and reach is far beyond expectation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Sustainable Transport in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Manager, Sustainable Transport in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I worked at IUCN

    Pros

    IUCN is a very huge network and is recognized globally as a very credible organization. It is extremely good learning platform and provides immense exposure to young and mid-carrier professionals

    Cons

    It is being very badly managed due to self-centered senior managers and also those having vested interests. Due to limited structure, the organization has now growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management, get ride of selfish managers and strategically focus on market trends

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (hosted by IUCN)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Gland (Switzerland)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Gland (Switzerland)

    I worked at IUCN as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great external and government partners, some talented staff and terrific, motivated assistants who worked with the regional teams. My boss was also a mentor, and full of knowledge and history. Great salaries. Great benefits.

    Cons

    New upper management insisting that everything ever done was done poorly and had to be changed right now. Lack of understanding about basic technology. Poor communication skills and some shouting on people in hallways. Poor strategy and planning - lots of meetings for the sake of meetings but little follow up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening skills are needed. Strategic planning skills. Being humble and not arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice ambience - top experts

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientific in Gland (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Scientific in Gland (Switzerland)

    I worked at IUCN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The headquarter is relatively small and the environment is very friendly mostly among IUCN staff but also hosted organisations such as Ramsar.
    The level of expertise is very high and there is nothing better than work with a good team.

    Cons

    There are not many career opportunities inside IUCN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cross departments interaction.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Mixed feelings.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IUCN

    Pros

    Great cause to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Its a good NGO to work with, am working with them about seven years now

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Moshi (Tanzania)
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Moshi (Tanzania)

    I have been working at IUCN as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are better on good governance,most of the decisions made by the top management are shared to all staff worldwide

    Cons

    Some of the seniors are misunderstanding they responsibility ie they dont know what really supposed to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest to have indoor training within the organisation so that all the staff to have a clear visions to their day to day responsibility within the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    extremely good organization where one can contribute to full of his/her potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I have been working at IUCN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family like environment
    Working for a casue - environmental sustainability
    Linkages to global experience and exposure
    Sense of accomplishment
    An opportunity to create harmony and balance between nature and human

    Cons

    Not a good paymaster, non-competitive to job market
    Individualisation of functions due to historical reasons
    Declining interest of bilateral and multilateral donors towards environment sector

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great when I started, sucked when I left!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at IUCN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    On the programme side, many informal opportunities available to learn and grow.

    Cons

    No career path left, staff who disagree with management are told they are not indispensible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interest in the organizations growth is required. Major overhaul required in terms of transparency and communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I have been working at IUCN full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and international exposure

    Cons

    Long working hours with less time for family and social activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please raise our compensation to match more closely with market trend and hire only professionally qualified people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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