United Nations Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
258 Reviews
3.7
258 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I've found that the time can generally be worked into a good work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Highly educated people from all around the world working together for a good cause (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • For some times, you need to be patient with staying away from family and with menimum living conditions at the feilds (in 3 reviews)

  • At times, the decision making process is delayed due to long chain of command (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is a life changing experience

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    Current Employee - Department of Public Information  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Department of Public Information in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    working with people from all over the world. The people are very nice.

    Cons

    non-paid internship, but still worth it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    UN, a friendly and equal comapny

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, trying to help you when you don't understand something. the work is a lot though, but you get off on time, and the job is very rewarding, you got to see a lot of famous politician and people.

    Cons

    very hard to get in. unpaid interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you should pay interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very Satisfying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern

    Pros

    - Exposure to different events occurring around the world
    - Understand how national interests play a part in the bargaining and negotiating period of policy implementation
    - Get to hear and meet notable people from around the world

    Cons

    - Implementation and change is slow as it is a multi-lateral corporation

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  5.  

    Great place to broaden the horizon and improve communication skills

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    Former Employee - Economic Affairs  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Economic Affairs in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    My supervisor has always been listening, caring and efficient. It was a great pleasure to have been here to follow the guidelines to finish the tasks while having sufficient freedom to develop and implement your ideas.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the organization, sometimes the work flow could be slow. But overall it still keeps its efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    When red tape gets in the way of good deeds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    it's all been said before...great if you can get

    Cons

    the red tape and diplomatic hoops to navigate can quickly drain you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not great internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

    A good way to chill in NY enjoy the summer and do the tourist in this big city. You won't learn much from this internship though.

    Cons

    A good way to chill in NY enjoy the summer and do the tourist in this big city. You won't learn much from this internship though.

  8.  

    A bureaucratic 'old lady' which you would be attracted by its great name but then find yourself nowhere within the syste

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to witness a lot of important stuff done, make friends with other interns, and manage to survive in bureaucracy

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment, internship completely irrelevant to future employment, free labor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Internship experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very international experience, relaxed working style, interesting work responsibilities

    Cons

    Almost impossible to stay after the internship, very bureaucratic

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern

    Pros

    Multi culture environment, people speak different languages

    Cons

    cannot stay longer as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should pay for intern!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was great to work there. Actually, from UN, you can learn a lot about international economic and political issues.

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    Former Employee - Economic Affairs Officer
    Former Employee - Economic Affairs Officer

    I worked at United Nations as an intern

    Pros

    1. a good environment to broaden your horizon.
    2. colleagues are quite friendly, and willing to teach you with their own time.
    3. you won't get lots of chance to work overtime. lol~

    Cons

    1. I was doing a no-paid internship. no compensation, no benefits.
    2. It's hard to get in as a junior officer. According to their policy, you can enter UN by either taking NEC exam, or applying to YPP. In order words, collect more work experience then apply, you will get a better chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is some compensation for intern, it will be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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