UNDP
3.8 of 5 78 reviews
www.undp.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

UNDP Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.8 78 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

Helen Clark

(18 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Interesting work, good work life balance, decent pay and benefits for the public sector"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Good working environment, maintain gender balance, human rights protected"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Limited full-time regular staff position"
    in 4 reviews
  • "upper management dwelling on endless bureaucracy when actions need to be taken more quicly"
    in 16 reviews
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Great name recognition to put on resume

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UNDP as a contractor

ProsDiverse environment, Good culture, good name recognition especially if you want to land on other jobs. I used this as a platform to build my experience to land on jobs at big names.

Conscompensation, it is a non-profit after all. Limited full-time regular staff position. Usually be a consultant for 2-3 years to get a full time staff position.

Advice to Senior Managementtry do not downsize again. It is almost like a circle. Every couple of years, UNDP downsize. UN downsize.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hands on experience on data mining; online community development.

Knowledge Management Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at UNDP full-time for less than a year

ProsDynamic team; specialized skill training; knowledge sharing opportunities

ConsThe team you work with directly define the experiences, not the organization; I was lucky to work with a very productive one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Highly professional work environment

Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at UNDP as a contractor for more than a year

ProsInternational organization, interacted with colleagues from different countries with diverse skill sets and academic background, well programmed, global public awareness

ConsSlow to change or implementation, internal politics, inefficient but changing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UNDP

Prosmulticultural environment; nice coworkers; great and planned work plan

Constoo much reports and people are extremely busy

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UNDP part-time for less than a year

Prosworking time is flexible; independent work

Consnot many long-term staff job openings

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work !!!

Finance (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at UNDP as a contractor for less than a year

ProsOverall there are very nice and smart people there that care about UNDP's mission.

ConsThe hiring process for a FT position takes long.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bureaucratic but meaningful.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou're doing something good (most of the time).

ConsLack of leadership on some teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fulfilling, occasionally frustrating.

Change Management Specialist (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at UNDP as a contractor for less than a year

ProsDoing something meaningful. Working with very intelligent people.

ConsSignificant bureaucracy. Some managerial decisions seem to be made for career and political reasons rather than fully focused on the larger goals of UNDP.

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak departmental silos. Flatten hierarchies. Encourage experimentation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UNDP as an intern

Prospeople are friendly, very good work-life balance

Consthe job in headquarter is less interesting than country office

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Finance Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at UNDP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat multicultural environment. Crossfunctional teams and good life work balance. Interesting people to work with.

ConsVery bureaucratic work environement and it is hard to implement changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport employees at all levels on their career progression. Increase training of the staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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