International Trade Centre

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International Trade Centre Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at International Trade Centre as a contractor

    Pros

    You work in an international and very friendly work environment. Open door policy. Co-workers are highly driven by the quest to achieve something good. Very inspiring place to work for.

    Cons

    Opportunities to develop your skills are rather limited. You need to bring a fully developed skill-set with you when joining the organization. Sometimes it is bureaucratic and projects move slower than possible due to administrative requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the different levels of administrative procedure a project has to act according to, in order to speed up the implementation. Improve the integration of different sections to avoid duplications of efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Senior advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Adviser  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Adviser in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at International Trade Centre full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and work in diverse countries with diverse cultures. Variety of projects and opportunity to see impact on the companies you work with

    Cons

    Slow and bureaucratic procedures make work painful. Lack of managerial capacity of senior managers. Lots of politics and cover your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making SMEs more competitive requires being competitive and innovative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Bureacratic but interesting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Trade Centre

    Pros

    Lots of travel, meeting interesting people from all corners of the world, working on development

    Cons

    Inefficient, slow, lots of office politics and a negative work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to build bridges between staff and senior management

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Was bad, crap management has made it impossible

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

    I worked at International Trade Centre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful mandate, fascinating work to be done, incredible exposure to global issues.
    Lots of wonderful work to be done

    Cons

    Crap management, horrible organizational climate, awful funding situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and allow new blood, who know how to manage, come in and rescue the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Learning with responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at International Trade Centre

    Pros

    learn, good overview on how a smaller UN organization works

    Cons

    It is very Bureaucratic and little employment opportunity after interning

    Recommends

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