OPIC Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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  1. Supportive work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at OPIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot say enough about OPIC - great work environment, team, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of entry level opportunities.


  2. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at OPIC (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a good amount of responsibility as an intern on a variety of different projects and roles, management is respectful of interns

    Cons

    Unpaid internship is not the greatest, and the work was either very busy or less busy at times

    Advice to Management

    The organization could expose interns more more deals outside their core area, but keep a main focus with the department. Would be nice to have more direct paths to full employment or interface with senior managers.


  3. Excellent internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at OPIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    got a lot of office/internation development experience interning at OPIC

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid and there were no available entry level jobs after the internship

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor was wonderful and i learned a lot from her, only problem was that the internship was unpaid but that was beyond her control.


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  5. US Government's Development Finance Institution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intersection between the best of the public and private sector; great, meaningful work; extremely hard-working and intelligent people

    Cons

    Organization understaffed; needs additional resources


  6. Small boutique government finance development agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I have been working at OPIC for 2 years and find lots of opportunities to do different work within the agency. Good employees, good people. It's small so it is easier to fix problems quickly. The work is meaningful and interesting: mobilize investment from private sectors while promoting development in emerging market.

    Cons

    Small funding compared with the workload. Lots of regulations to close a deal. Lots paperwork requirement slow down the operation.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to find more ways to reward high performers. Employees evaluation can be more meaningful if performance is linked to compensation.


  7. I had a great experience at OPIC

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at OPIC part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great learning experience Got to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Internship was not paid, although we did a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns please, they do a lot.


  8. People have been great.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at OPIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in messages from management.

    Advice to Management

    Better (more focused) direction and overall governance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good place to intern and to spend last 10 years prior retirement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPIC

    Pros

    OPIC provides good opportunities for networking. I encourage everyone to attend brown-bag lunches and similar events. There you can learn relevant up-to-date industry information and get to know people from department you don't directly interact with. They also invite people from partner organizations like IFC to exchange latest news and achievements. Supervisors are usually supportive of your needs if you vocalize your interests and request more assignments. OPIC is one the best state agencies to work at and retire from.

    Cons

    The pace of working was too relaxed for me. A lot of my senior (both in terms of positions and age) were very behind technological progress. And I'm talking about simple things like basic knowledge of Excel and ability to print the way you want. Sometimes I had a feeling that people working there were bored with their work, but didn't want to make a little effort to make it more fun.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if it's possible in a bureaucratized government agency, but I'd suggest to increase the ratio of younger people among employees.


  10. Great place for a legal internship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Affairs Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Affairs Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at OPIC

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to be involved with actual, substantial legal work, rather than just normal intern make-busy work. I was treated as a team member and my work was respected. Very friendly environment, highly supportive, highly collaborative. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    Very little. It is a government agency so the pay is significantly lower than in a big law firm, but the experience was worth much more.


  11. Captial Markets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at OPIC

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about project finance, Director of capital markets is nice.

    Cons

    Often boring, office work/administrative, unpaid internship

    Advice to Management

    Ok internship if paid in summer



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