United Nations Foundation
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www.unfoundation.org Washington, DC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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Kathy Calvin

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An AMAZING place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe UN Foundation has really engaging colleagues who manage to do incredible, meaningful work while still leading interesting lives outside of the office. Office culture is also great - lots of fun and very supportive. This makes working at the UN Foundation a total pleasure.

    ConsNot much comes to mind - my experience was overwhelmingly positive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities for interns to continue working for UNF in consultancies or full-time entry level positions.

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

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    It is a dynamic, professional, and productive organization with a good foundation.

    Associate Director, Operations (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSome of the positive aspects include great Benefits, good work life balance, competent staff, and emphasis on innovation and initiative.

    ConsManagement can sometimes be a distant from the staff, lack of clear articulation of professional opportunities and high turnover among staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage with staff, provide clarity and transparent guidelines on how to move up in the organization.

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

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    Awesome internship experience

    Public Affairs Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThey give interns a lot responsibility which is good. It's also a fun place to work and start a caeer. The people are really passionate about the causes they work on

    ConsSometimes the organization gets a little full of itself and the work that it is doing. Internships are also now unpaid which is terrible!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain interns as full time staff!

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Great people with a passion for what they do
    - Lots of different aspects of organization (girls empowerment, work with United Nations, global health etc.)

    Cons- More interaction with senior management and between different teams

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

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    great, deep, modern, but losing focus

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosprogressive, wide ranging, creative, care about people.

    Conslosing its vision? not enough management (talent untapped, politics)

    Advice to Senior Managementmanage. focus. core.

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

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    overall Great place to learn and grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbreadth of issues. Comprehensive approach. Experts, powers of influence. Forward and progressive.

    ConsGetting too big. unfocused, less innovative. losing touch with core mission.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus, manage, proactive growth, true to roots

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

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    Great wholesome organization. Passionate about work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat benefits for those who are hired, friendly and helpful staff

    Consno benefits for interns, difficult to get hired as an intern

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    Stable work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance, pay and benefits

    ConsSomewhat minimal opportunities for advancement within departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization, highly bureaucratic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat work and cultural ethic

    ConsVery bureaucratic, if you're expecting an NGO, this is not the enviornment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK interview

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood pay, a lot of holidays, good pension fund, low stress, normal working hours. People who work at the UN are really helpful and relaxed.

    ConsThere are no clear career paths. It seems that all depends on personal connections and how you place yourself among colleagues. There are not so much training and investment in the newly employed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in your subordinates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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