ORBIS International

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ORBIS International Reviews

Updated May 24, 2014
Updated May 24, 2014
4 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    Meaningful work that goes beyond a paid job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at ORBIS International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong and open-minded management team
    Good organization cultures
    Nice colleagues
    No matter what function you work in, you get the chance to make contribution to the meaningful campaigns/ activities that correspond to the core missions of the organzation

    Cons

    Not for those who want to make big pay cheque or pursue a fast career track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to articulate the meaningful mission to employees and drive staff engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great mission-poor management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ORBIS International

    Pros

    Global staff that are very dedicated

    Cons

    Horrendous management, decision making takes forever, many pockets of poor/ ill equipped leadership, poor talent retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on talent retention and training of management. Too many people in roles that they are ill equipped for.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential to become a world-changing organization

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

    I have been working at ORBIS International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ORBIS has the important and noble mission of eradicating preventable blindness in the world. The salaries for US-based staff are competitive for the nonprofit world.

    Cons

    Expectations for the organization and individuals are not very high, so not a lot of potential for pushing yourself to become awesome at what you do. The organization is still trying to figure out what its priorities are, and has been in this situation for a few years now, which has led to stalled growth and an attitude of "wait and see" for way too long. With the right leadership at the very top, and some serious implementation of changes this could become a strong organization that creates real, lasting change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a Board that has the expertise to support the work that ORBIS is meant to do. Set the bar high for the organization and its employees and expect us all to clear it. Provide the necessary training for your staff to become rock stars in what they do. Create a working culture that is dynamic, creative, fun and innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    ORBIS Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Intern  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at ORBIS International as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues and Managers are all willing to share their own experiences, gained some understanding of event planning and market analysis. All proceedings go to charity, so it was quite a meaningful way to spend the summer.

    Cons

    Have to make cold calls sometimes, and tedious work such as unpacking envelopes. Workspace is crowded, no fixed cubicle for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good opportunity in general! Would be even better fi we can join in more fieldwork.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

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