United Nations

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United Nations Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
292 Reviews
3.8
292 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trade offs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNited Nations SAP HCM, Benefits and Entitlements Training Development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Traiining Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SAP Traiining Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots oof very nice people working there, Friendly and helpful

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the full capability of the authoring tool you provide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is prestigious but boring

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

    global work place, high diversity

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, hierarchy, employees not utilized to full potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make better use of your interns!

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  5.  

    Good internship experience, terrifying long-term career option

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is absurd, and organizational dynamics are slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management consultants in the office and integrate teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for intern

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity. Every is passionate and welcoming

    Cons

    Unpaid and kind of tedious work for everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Interns do not get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NYC is expensive...please help with transportation or lunch cost at least.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    peaceful, not challenged

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

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

    Pros

    you can experience diversity here, cause people are from all around the world. Many global events and some are open to public so you get chance to be a member of it.

    Cons

    if you pursue challenging thing and want to make a breakthrough , UN is not the best choice. My supervisor was very busy when I did intern there and it`s not easy to meet him... Its hard to say that you can learn something from there

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    review of technical writer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

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

    Cons

    terrible manager and department head

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better checks and balances of managers and department heards

  10.  

    Intern at the UN

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern At Office of Legal Affairs in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern At Office of Legal Affairs in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to the organization, meet some cool people.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guide Interns

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for Professionals

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

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to many different cultures, great pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Tax situation for US staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to suggestions from all staff, no matter what level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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