Relief International

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Relief International Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
25 Reviews
3.9
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growing, tons of potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Relief International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    RI spent 2013 and early 2014 doing some soul searching, with a very inclusive process soliciting information from all staff worldwide, which culminated in both the strategic plan and an excellent new CEO. They were always open to innovative ideas, they trust their employees and they hire good people. Their SMT is excellent and there is a concerted, whole organization supported push for program quality and learning.

    Cons

    Because of the competitive landscape of humanitarian response - funding is difficult. RI has to work twice as hard to win opportunities for funding to provide essential humanitarian services around the world. They need an infusion of cash from a private donor to start funding emergency response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good momentum that the new CEO brings, I hope you can raise enough money to smooth out your program cycles and to support business development. I wish RI all the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fantastic Environment for Professional Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Relief International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraging, friendly, and helpful. Open door policy, someone always available to answer questions. Long history of hiring and promoting from within; many of the higher ups started as either interns or volunteers. Great organizational culture and mission makes the work fulfilling. New CEO brought on board this year, I see only a brighter future for RI.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for US based staff to travel to field offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    fulfilling place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Relief International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All the people are dedicated, and work hard towards the same missions of the organization. I have been working with the organization for over 4yrs and have seen its ups and downs. With new management in place, there is a bright future for the employees at Relief International. Everyone always willing to hear new ideas and implement new changes for the better of employees.

    Cons

    more exposure to field offices for staff based in LA and DC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarding and enjoyable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer

    I worked at Relief International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Major improvements lately. I continue to hear good news. RI has Improved on work/life balance. My colleagues were dedicated and passionate about the mission.

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork. A lot of support is needed for staff at entry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your entry level staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very humbling and fulfilling to work for an organization with a great mission!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Relief International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization has a wonderful mission. It is nice to know and see what contributions they are making all over the world.
    Very nice colleagues that are kind and team oriented
    Good worklife balance.
    Management does not micromanage/ no bureaucracy
    Creativity and innovation are encouraged

    Cons

    Wish people at HQ travelled to the field to see what the projects are like in the field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the new CEO in charge, things are heading in the right direction. Mgt keeps staff involved along the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly staff, open communication, and rewarding experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Relief International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, and awesome staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not much to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great intern learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Relief International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Supervisor was always willing to answer any questions and give me more work if I requested it. Also, extremely flexible in letting me choose my own hours.

    Cons

    For the few months I was at RI there seemed to be extremely high turnover. There was a party just about every week for someone who was leaving.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work right now

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    younger employees are dedicated and get experience

    Cons

    younger employees are not taken advantage of in terms of skills and they are pushed into departments out of their expertise without incentives or promise of upward growth.. in fact there is no path for upward growth and it often is looked down upon when asked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to what your employees are saying and work on your own management styles - this is what is holding the organization back

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and good programs but that's the only positive about the organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Relief International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people apart from senior management are really great

    Cons

    pay, environment, lack of professionalism, overworking, unhealthy treatment of people, bad HR policies and management, horrible senior management even after Farshad's exit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retention, show results, stop keeping secrets. Stop micro-managing and nitpicking on tiny details and look at the overall picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Relief International as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to intern, a lot of hands-on experience. Wonderful people.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship and not many job opportunities due to lack of funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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