United Nations Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An extremely exciting work environment in the midst of international affairs and. Never a boring day if you are self-sufficient and request tasks that relate to your skills and interests.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are reluctant to give interns much responsibility so in order to get much out of your internship one needs to be proactive in asking for tasks and taking on general UN volunteering possibilities at the Head Quarters.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the interns to a greater degree in everyday work. Have a conversation at the beginning of the internship telling the intern what is to be expected of him/her and projects that one can become involved in.


  2. Consulting with the UN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Development Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - International Development Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good for short term, interim contracts for substantive, relevant work in international development. If you have a clear expertise, opportunities are easier to come by versus if you are a generalist in international development.

    Cons

    There are some management issues and this is not unique to one agency. I've worked for several different agencies and all seem to have similar issues in management and leadership.


  3. Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, strong comprehensive ability to cultural difference

    Cons

    Slow work pace and lack of efficient working framework


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working experience, staff from a diverse cultural background, you learn a lot of practical skills on the job.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship usually for 6 months, could be quite hard to cope in such an expensive city like New York.


  6. gis specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work for peace and humanitarian interests. 6 weeks vacation

    Cons

    some bizarre rules and regs


  7. I used to transtate Japanese to Korean in Japanese church.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Language Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Language Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I can speak Japanese,Korean and English. I really want to use my language talents.

    Cons

    Nothing about disadvantages to work at United Nations.

    Advice to Management

    They should do more activities to tell people about United Nations because many people do not know about this wonderful job.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great salary and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Good work/life balance (if you can are good at setting priorities). Following are Pros if you're looking for a comfortable job and have little ambition: Very hard to get fired. Performance has no impact on pay, job security and career advancement. Most of your mistakes and goof-ups will go unnoticed.

    Cons

    poor talent management and performance management systems. an organization still languishing in the glory days from the past, seemingly oblivious of future challenges and clueless about its relevance in present times.

    Advice to Management

    train yourselves to be better managers. think hard about how you spend member states' money. work very hard to identify, retain and develop people who deliver results and can keep the organization relevant to current global needs.


  9. Depends which office and which country

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of travel, exciting meetings, opportunities to meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Stress, stress, stress. And low pay if consultant with no benefits.


  10. multimedia intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

    It was a great experience, I've learn a lot. Hands-on expedience, and most updated news/ global issues in the world

    Cons

    the internship is unpaid. There is a 6 months break in between internships and jobs.

    Advice to Management

    giving interns transportation compensation is possible.


  11. Printer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Printer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Printer in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked in the Printing and distribution field for more than twenty four years. I have dealt with clients, colleagues and vendors, providing services within the allotted time frame recommended. The organization’s goal is not only the best reason but our main focus in carrying out our daily assignments. As one of the main focal points we try our best to maintain our standard of productivity.

    Cons

    I have not experience any down-side while working at the United Nation. We try to overcome whatever difficulties that arise.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the high level of standards that exist.



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