United Nations Foundation

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United Nations Foundation Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
23 Reviews

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  1.  

    An AMAZING place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Not much comes to mind - my experience was overwhelmingly positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great wholesome organization. Passionate about work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no benefits for interns, difficult to get hired as an intern

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    Great people doing great work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The open workplace facilitated employees getting to know one another. Everyone was always making sure that I was getting the work I expected and willing to train me in new tasks. Received very helpful career advice

    Cons

    Superiors were great, fellow interns took themselves a little too seriously and were very unprofessional.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to intern, depending on the department

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    UN Foundation has a lot going for it in terms of the intern experiece:
    Many opportunities to make substantive contributions.
    Variety of projects
    Company/Intern Bonding and Service Projects
    Good connections, friendly and supportive colleagues.
    PAID!

    Cons

    Very top-down structure, especially in decision making. Employee vs. Executive vision occasionally seemed to clash.
    Corporate atmosphere, especially for a non-profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a more watchful eye on organizational culture.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great organization

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good holidays, people are nice.

    Cons

    A little bit bureaucratic but as an organization with 200-300 employees, it's unavoidalbe

  7.  

    Working here is nothing short of a pleasure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's an amazing work environment filled with passionate and supportive people. I consider myself very lucky to get to work in a place that provides so much to their employees.

    Cons

    This foundation is very busy changing the world for the better and so the office is constantly busy and is incredibly fast paced. While I enjoy this aspect of it, I'm sure other people may not be able to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best job in the best organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The UN foundation is an amazing place, working daily with these people is indeed a privilege.
    I have worked in a few non-profits and other organizations and these guys do it right. The atmosphere is buzzing with good energy and the results these guys achieve are amazing.

    Cons

    Fast paced, make sure you can keep up!

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesome internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    They 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

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain interns as full time staff!

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    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Great company

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great, deep, modern, but losing focus

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

    Pros

    progressive, wide ranging, creative, care about people.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage. focus. core.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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