Women for Women International

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Women for Women International Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience! Very humble and hard working women.

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    Former Employee - Sponsorship Coordinator Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sponsorship Coordinator Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Women for Women International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very understanding company and individuals. Teamwork to the CORE!!!

    Cons

    no cons really about WfWI

  2.  

    Great cause!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International

    Pros

    They have a good company culture

    Cons

    It is hard to get funding

  3.  

    Guilty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Women for Women International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The mission of the organization on paper sounds impressive.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the fantastic mission statement doesn’t translate to measureable changes in the life of the people it serve. The training of older Afghan, Congolese and Rwandan women on the legal system and beauty care will hardly impact the grim reality on the ground.
    Keep in mind less than 20% is actually going toward program if you remove the senior executives and mid- level managers seating in DC assigned to program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of bread making a skill that can easily be acquired by anyone in those countries try the following approach:
    1. Fund primary and secondary education
    2. Provide scholarships
    3. Fund health projects
    With over $40 million per year the organization can fund college tuition of hundreds of women at $900 per year for each. That will translate to generation improvement of life and really change those societies for the better. I have had the opportunity to work in the field and we were not improving the life of most participant. It certainly feels good on the surface but the reality is a bit different. If the organization focus on funding education and health by using the existing providers it could certainly reduce it staff and executive footprint by 60%. Increase the M&E and Coordination Capacity and reduce offices and staff.

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  5.  

    Receptionist

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Women for Women International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, predictable working hours, low stress

    Cons

    No possibility to grow in position, management encourages diva mentality from senior staff

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Wonderful experience and supportive environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International part-time

    Pros

    Encouraging work environment, great global access and learning experiences.

    Cons

    Sometimes somewhat disorganized across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, good management team.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Inspiring experience in general

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International

    Pros

    Cause marketing & Bottom-up approach in the field;
    Doing something truly meaningful and you can feel the fulfillment of your work;
    Groups of enthusiastic and interesting people to work with; Some senior managers are amazing;

    Cons

    Transition period after the change of CEO; Felt distant or lost in discussions with the management team; Limited opportunities for professional growth

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Busy, serious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International (less than an year)

    Pros

    Manager was great at managing tasks, staying on deadline

    Cons

    Didn't see the big picture of the organization, felt distant from keeping in the loop about programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with short daily meetings and using a white board, invest more time in team building and creating a learning experience about the organization

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Awesome Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Women for Women International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission that really leads to change in thousands of women's lives. The work you do feels as though it is actually contributing and empowering women. The staff is extremely friendly and caring. It is the best management situation I have experienced thus far. Very flexible schedule that allows one to balance work and home life well.

    Cons

    The headquarters in D.C. should have more connection to the offices overseas, more interaction with the women we serve would be beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities for lower level staff to get involved, promoted, or play a larger role in the overall mission of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    My intern experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great organisational values and commitment to provide service for others.

    Cons

    There is no set intern program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your interns for more than just stuffing the envelopes.

    Recommends
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    Inspiring charity that is developing to improve its working experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Women for Women International full-time

    Pros

    - The mission and the work of the charity is inspiring
    - International opportunities
    - Community atmosphere
    - Interesting colleagues

    Cons

    - Not much room for progression
    - As with many charities limited financial and human resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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