TechnoServe Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Amazing Organization to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechnoServe

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

    Pros

    Really smart, driven colleagues. Great mission. Amazing projects and partners.

    Cons

    Tough to get into the organization.

  2. Difficult, but was very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    The people who work there, and the people TechnoServe helps are amazing. I loved the vision, mission, and values. Also, great benefts.

    Cons

    The culture is to work long and hard hours, but most entry and midlevels positions don't receive high enough compensation. Of course, this is often the case in non-profts.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful if upper management tried to be more in touch with their subordinates.

  3. TechnoServe does have the best solution for poverty

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    Former Employee - Director of Major Gifts in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Director of Major Gifts in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at TechnoServe full-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's the right model to make a lasting difference in the developing world

    Cons

    Government funding impacts how/where they work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at TechnoServe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission - TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries. echnoServe founded by Connecticut businessman Ed Bullard. After volunteering at a hospital in Ghana, Bullard was inspired to start an organization helping hardworking rural people harness the power of private enterprise to lift themselves out of poverty. Climbing out of poverty in the developing world takes more than hard work; it takes economic opportunities. Entrepreneurs create these opportunities by identifying and capitalizing on good business ideas. TechnoServe helps them turn their visions into reality.

    Cons

    Tough to move up in organization without advanced degree from top 10 school.

    Advice to Management

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  6. Senior Accountant

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

    I have been working at TechnoServe

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

    Pros

    High dedicated staffs are there

    Cons

    As far as know I didn't observe the downside of working at TNS

    Advice to Management

    some time the annual performance review procedures are not in the right way

  7. no experience

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    Current Employee - Supplier of Products in Mwanza (Tanzania)
    Current Employee - Supplier of Products in Mwanza (Tanzania)

    I have been working at TechnoServe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i like the company due to its products and services.
    also it is where my dream of working were
    i am capable of this job

    Cons

    challenges depend though no challenge that can not be solved and not job without challenge
     i am for challenges in order to be competent more since challenges make one extend thinking and discover something new

    Advice to Management

    its better if they will be able to employ people like me judging capability practically not theoreticaly

  8. TechnoServe is a great employer, made of caring people, and provides an intellectual challenge to all its employees

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Consultant in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Consultant in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at TechnoServe

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

    Pros

    - The other employees, intelligent and caring, the best mix.
    - The mission and values of the organization, which it upholds in every project.
    - Many opportunities to travel.
    - Provides exciting intellectual challenges.
    - From what I have seen, very quick career advancement.

    Cons

    - Life/work balance is that of a consulting job – long hours, very little free time.
    - Compensation, instead, is very far from that of a consulting job – but that is arguably what an organization aimed at alleviating poverty should provide.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire less expats and more locals for project management positions.

  9. Excellent peers, inspiring work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Program Manager in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
    Current Employee - Regional Program Manager in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

    I have been working at TechnoServe full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Motivated, passionate peers and private sector professionalism

    Cons

    Disconnect between HQ and field offices

  10. Recruitment how it should be

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    Current Employee - Country Director in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Country Director in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)

    I have been working at TechnoServe full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very professional. Efficient. Transparent. Honest. Clear about who and what they want and what they expect in terms of performance and how you will be supported in your new role.

    Cons

    Nothing visible. Industry reputation is also very strong. Well-respected company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

  11. TNS

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    Former Employee - Business Advisor in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Business Advisor in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at TechnoServe full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative atmosphere, flexible working hours and meaningful work with real impact to communities.

    Cons

    Field based assignments mean you work close to the clients or farmers in remote areas which can be challenging if you have a family.
    Shorter project funded by donors means that you don't see the full impact of some pro

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support most junior staff to grow up the ranks

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