United Nations

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United Nations Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.8 246 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

(136 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Nice people, meaningful work

    Statistics Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHigh level people, and also very hardworking and nice people. Exposure to different cultures. This job is for people who are more technical based. They have Good work-life balance. Work is very meaningful, you'll have a lot of motivation to do the work. For interns, a lot of activities for connecting interns going on.

    ConsA little bureacratic, the management in the office is not very efficient. No compensation for internship, this sucks especially when interning in new york.

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

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    Intern United Nations

    Full-time Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI feel everyday is meaningful.

    ConsPlease notice that serving as an intern is unpaid.

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

    1 person found this helpful  

    Trade offs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe international experience alone made this job worth the headache and stress of the bureaucracy. I worked with people from all over the world and had the experience to travel to multiple developing countries as part of my assignment.

    ConsBureaucracy! The UN is a slow moving machine. Be prepared to experience a lot of frustration in this modern day spoils system

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    UNited Nations SAP HCM, Benefits and Entitlements Training Development

    SAP Traiining Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots oof very nice people working there, Friendly and helpful

    ConsThey seem to be way behind the curve with to date trainig development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the full capability of the authoring tool you provide

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is prestigious but boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosglobal work place, high diversity

    ConsBureaucracy, hierarchy, employees not utilized to full potential

    Advice to Senior Managementmake better use of your interns!

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    Great place for intern

    Public Information Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDiversity. Every is passionate and welcoming

    ConsUnpaid and kind of tedious work for everyday.

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

    1 person found this helpful  

    review of technical writer job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit was a great exposure to people from all over the world

    Consterrible manager and department head

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter checks and balances of managers and department heards

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    Good internship experience, terrifying long-term career option

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly educated people from all around the world working together for a good cause.

    ConsBureaucracy is absurd, and organizational dynamics are slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some management consultants in the office and integrate teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern at the UN

    Intern At Office of Legal Affairs (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Exposure to the organization, meet some cool people.

    Cons- Very bureaucratic, very hierarchical, no transparency, no mentorship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGuide Interns

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    A great experience

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery interesting work, great people, great life/work balance

    ConsInterns do not get paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNYC is expensive...please help with transportation or lunch cost at least.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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