UNDP

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UNDP Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.8 92 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

Helen Clark

(25 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, maintain gender balance, human rights protected(in 8 reviews)

  • people are friendly, very good work-life balance(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • After internship it's a small possibility to get a full time or a part time job(in 4 reviews)

  • Quite high level of internal bureacracy(in 4 reviews)

92 Employee Reviews
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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosoffice culture, flexible, time-off, employees, fun

    Consworkload is less, no prior training

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    UNDP: Interesting work, great people

    Technical Advisor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou are typically given a lot of responsibility and the work is interesting, without a doubt. Probably one of the most diverse work environments that you will ever encounter and some nice benefits such as six-weeks holiday per year and some other allowances for families.

    ConsIt's a huge bureaucracy and many managers are promoted up based on their technical backgrounds and not their management skills. There is always work -- too much of it -- so you need to be careful to create your work-life balance limits. Promotion can be slow -- there aren't always good opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn about international development policy

    International Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Very mylticultural workforce
    - Great place to learn about international development

    Cons- Can be burocratic (but also something to expect because of the size of the organization)
    - Difficult to move from a consultancy position to a staff position

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

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    Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, collegial environment. Not hierarchical. Challenging for a young graduate. Lenient working conditions.

    ConsLow salary and benefits starting out. Slow pace at times due to bureaucratic and organizational limitations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am a UNDP Lifer.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood Benefits, fair pay at nonmanagerial levels, diverse culture

    ConsBureaucracy, slow pace and limited opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great name recognition to put on resume

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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

    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

    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

     

    Great learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosmulticultural environment; nice coworkers; great and planned work plan

    Constoo much reports and people are extremely busy

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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