IntraHealth International

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IntraHealth International Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A mission-driven, well meaning organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntraHealth International full-time

    Pros

    Most people at IntraHealth seem to really believe in its mission. The organization respects work-life balance, and is making a strong effort to develop the leadership potential in people at all levels. I felt I could discuss issues of concern with anyone, all the way up to the CEO.

    Cons

    The cons aren't so much with IntraHealth itself as with working in for an NGO in general. Most NGOs live and die by the project cycle. That can make for a bumpy career ride.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    organizer, trainer, conducted supportive supervision in the mother support group sites

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntraHealth International full-time

    Pros

    The organization (Intra Health ) is mainly focused on the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV ,focused on the positive mothers, babies and family focused care in both community and health facility levels.

    Cons

    stake holders challenges during implementation.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Welcoming organization with interesting projects

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntraHealth International

    Pros

    Passionate employees who manage to maintain a work-life balance.

    Cons

    During my time there I did not experience any "cons" worth noting

    Approves of CEO
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    Don't be fooled by the "mission" - it's politics as usual.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntraHealth International full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package is exeptional - a 6% employer contribution and up to 4% match of your contribution too. There are usually a variety of opportunities to get involved in work that excites you, even if it isn't technically in your job description. The people are generally a very nice group, and the IT team is amazing - competent and friendly.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get a promotion or raise (it can take over a year to get the raise your manager approves), and the policies and procedures are easily overwritten by personal agendas. Most of the jobs are essentially dead-ends, and if you want to build your career, you will have to leave the organization. Turnover and low morale is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set fair policies and enforce them equally and equitably across the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Small, successful organization striving to get to the next stage of growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Well-regarded by partners, donors and clients.
    Stable leadership since leaving UNC.
    Very broadly networked in the international health space.
    Some good processes.

    Cons

    Stable leadership has held back the organization.
    Risk aversion.
    Slow pace of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a team - show courage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mission driven NGO learning to be a business.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IntraHealth International full-time

    Pros

    Like many USG funded NGOs, this company has a history as a small, mission driven organization and a big vision for the future. In a rapidly changing environment, IntraHealth is striving to "grown-up" to become a global leader and learning that hard choices and bold action is part of the package. Recent years have yielded good progress and they are poised for a vibrant future in tough times. A few points on working here:
    - Inspirational CEO
    - Mission and field programs
    - Opportunities to contribute
    - Opportunities to shine
    - Opportunities to create something

    Cons

    Still in transition, in need of more management emphasis, career paths and difficult choices for human capital investments. NC HQ is a bit removed from the DC development scene.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can be a mission-driven NGO serving communities AND a smart, high impact business. Look hard at your teams and push for change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Nonprofit with great intentions and drive but sometimes lacks adequate organizational support to "get there"

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    Former Employee - Program Officer  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at IntraHealth International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, fulfilling purpose, some staff are incredible to work with, strong and client/employee-centered IT dept.

    Cons

    Some staff are miserable to work with; a little too much political influence trickles down from primary funder; too much lip service with regards to suggested improvements from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where you mouth is concerning employee career development; make significantly greater attempts to acquire funding from NON-governmental agencies, specifically large corporate donors; continue to improve corporate policies and the HR processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at IntraHealth International

    Pros

    Great respect for life/work balance, friendly people, and a really tangible commitment to making a difference in the lives of people in the countries in which IH works.

    Cons

    The organization has a lot of very senior people and a lot of junior ones - very few in the middle. It is very difficult to advance your career past the specialist/officer level. Competency in senior management varies widely, which directly affects whether you will be able to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a good deal of "dead wood" at IH, and everyone knows it. At the same time, the organization continues to lose a lot of great talent because there's just no where for them to go. IH should create viable paths for career advancement that don't involve leaving the organization.

    Recommends
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    Strong mission based organization, caring people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntraHealth International full-time

    Pros

    Mission, caring atmosphere, really try to listen to staff

    Cons

    Can become too caught up in listening to every stakeholder - can create inertia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen but take action when needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Front Office Assistant

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    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant  in  Nairobi West (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant in Nairobi West (Kenya)

    I worked at IntraHealth International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Having worked for various organizations in various departments, with which I gained a lot of experience in the day to day business as a Front Office Administrator, my ambition is to work more independently, and offer support to higher levels of responsibility and discretion.

    Cons

    The project ended before I could achieve my goals of growing to higher levels of responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice Mabagement was very positive in mentoring its employees to become better persons proffesionally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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