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Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
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  1.  

    Good place to begin a career

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    Current Employee - Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits
    - Opportunity for travel
    - Opportunity to work directly with key actors in the region

    Cons

    - Little room for promotions or upward mobility
    - Organization is losing influence in the region
    - Organizational capacity for raising funds is dwindling

    Recommends
  2.  

    Prejudice around, sex discrimination, no equity job for woman and man

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Travel around the world, no control in perdiems, no control in experience and professional logistic, no control on international professional and purchasing bids.

    Cons

    waste money of the external ONG from Europe, too many bosses around, people walking and travel do nothing, too many double work, too much burocracy in HR, too many people with no experience only university and many degrees, no space for change of positions or move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change positions and move every 4 months, avoid travels, use internet, avoid meetings around the world with no results, control on bids, use inspector office, use control work no time on employees, change boss every one or two years, use age and time for control the management officers, check results with money.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful work / life balance

    Cons

    Not much advancement, however the atmosphere is enjoyable and he people wonderful to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to encourage growth in your employees to ensure they stagy longer than a couple of years.

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  5.  

    Great experience in the nation's capital

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You get to work with talented and passionate people from all over the world.
    OAS' location allows you to go to talks, workshops, and presentations all over DC.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy.
    Some interns get to do meaningful work, while others do not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to start in DC

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities
    lots of work to do, you have many responsibilities
    great place for professional growth

    Cons

    unpaid and unrewarded for the tons of work sometimes you have
    contract structure
    lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    financial incentive or stipend for interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Best experiene for an internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern At Department of Sustainable Development  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern At Department of Sustainable Development in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You can meet the young and most inteligent people from all the Americas wanting to work in an international organization.

    Cons

    Bureocracy. Best people just can't stay for a permanent position because there's no money for enough people in a department. Each department has to find its own resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for the young and new ideas instead of the old ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Org, Frustrating Logistics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Amazing and diverse people, great core values and mission.

    Cons

    Lack of funding, typical frustrations concerning international organizations and paperwork, etc

    Recommends
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    Great Organization the experience acquired here are priceless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    is a Diplomatic and International organization and you get to know people from all over the world as a professional this is very fulfilling an

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and Contract and Re classification is very old style and very talented people are leaving because of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-design the system to classified people and reward good and talented employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to start a career in international affairs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC

    Pros

    It is a good way to get into the development/international affairs world. Really diverse environment. They pay relatively well. If you work in a good area and have a good boss, its a great place to get your career going. You can have the opportunity to travel extensively and have significant responsibility at a young age.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organization, which makes implementing impactful projects difficult. You also have to deal with a lot of internal politics. Major financial crisis so all projects need to look for specific funding elsewhere. Too many bureaucrats that have been there for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A human resources restructuring is imminent to provide more "staff" opportunities for young people and alleviate financial stress.

  11.  

    Exploitation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You get to be in an "important" organization in the Americas

    Cons

    They hire a lot of interns for free labor and the majority are "consultants" so they don't have to give them any benefits or "staff" status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a stipend to interns that come from all over Latin America.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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