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United Nations Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
291 Reviews
3.8
291 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 18 reviews)

  • Highly educated people from all around the world working together for a good cause (in 13 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)

  • Travel and long hours worth of work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an interesting experience!

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    Former Employee - Digital Diplomacy in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Diplomacy in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You meet with very influential people and you are centered around all of the political action in the world.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can often ruin projects that you are working on. People will want to hold back and wait for approval which often stops the momentum of a project and ends it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make the world a better place. Continue to push for change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enlightening

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opens up your perspective on issues around the globe

    Cons

    The salary is bare minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the general prices of your cafeteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    just dont go here when you're young

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations

    Pros

    good work and life balance, looks good on resume if you apply for other jobs

    Cons

    its extremely difficult to move up in the system, people who are working with are lazy and stupid
    low efficiency!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    UN Intern

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

    I worked at United Nations as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being at the UN, multicultural environment, great working relations with colleagues, great work-iife balance and great benefits

    Cons

    No career guidance, no compensation for interns, bureaucratic, most work done by General Services staff, consultants or interns and many are not happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ruined by bureaucracy

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

    I worked at United Nations full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    High impact projects, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Incompetent staff tenured for life, lack of fresh talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the dinosaurs and do a better job of bringing in new talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Editorial assistant

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to variety of documents; interesting in that aspect.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move upwards. This position exists only in a few departments.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Internship Ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Administartion in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Public Administartion in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great International Exposure
    Ability to work on tangible international issues
    'Great Bar-Delegates Lounge'

    Cons

    Interns don't get paid
    Have to work within bureaucracy
    Sometimes the pace can get annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay interns

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations

    Pros

    Very international culture, looks great on resume.

    Cons

    Tough to enact big change in such a huge organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    About the Internship

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got to meet lots of great people and make good connections

    Cons

    Its zero percent change of getting employed after the internship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Mission, Awful Environment

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    Current Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits of the job are nonpareil in the USA, and the overall mission of the organization is of utmost importance.

    Cons

    The organization can often be best summed up as "the best bureaucracy that the third world can afford to pay for."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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