Open Society Foundations

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Open Society Foundations Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Great platform to grow and expand

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Open Society Foundations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good compensation for senior level staff
    - good work being done
    - great colleagues

    Cons

    - hard work/life balance
    - expectations sometimes unmanageable
    - need more professional development
    - no clear growth structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Human Resources

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Open Society Foundations

    Pros

    Free lunch, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people, mediocre management, little professional growth

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    Former Employee - Program Officer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at Open Society Foundations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employs some of the smartest, interesting and passionate people that I have ever met. Works globally on some of the most challenging social and economic development issues. Strong focus on human rights and justice.

    Cons

    Management mediocre at best. Compensation lower than at comparable organizations like Gates and Ford. Organization has been undergoing substantial and prolonged change under new senior management, staff morale has suffered from sub-par communication and missed engagement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better professional growth opportunities and revise policies that make international hires challenging (i.e. benefits only accessible for US accounts, small relocation reimbursements, limited ability to move internationally between offices). And yes, organizational change is always stressful but it needs to be better managed and communicated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Open Society Foundations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind, smart, hard-working people. Excellent, careful, contextual work.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to move up within the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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