World Federation of United Nations Associations

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World Federation of United Nations Associations Reviews

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  1.  

    Great internship and great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at World Federation of United Nations Associations as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Access to all the UN events / office inside the UN headquarter
    - High learning environment
    - Stunning offices
    - Very good supervisor

    Cons

    Small office principally driven by the interns. Lack of responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More feedback would have been more appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with colleagues but small office so shared roles in management and implementation

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

    I have been working at World Federation of United Nations Associations

    Pros

    - Access to UN meetings
    - Ability to be innovative and proactive, own projects
    - Great camaraderie
    - Management honest about expectations and office/program needs

    Cons

    Due to lack of funding, often have to manage up and seek feedback as operations manager unavailable. If funding was secured, potential to hire senior staff and expand.

    Organization's mandate is extensive so don't expect a single-issue org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one or two projects in program areas, less interns, invest in senior and experienced personnel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for your karma, bad for your blood pressure

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

    I worked at World Federation of United Nations Associations

    Pros

    Because you want to help save the world, because you are into international relations and American relevance in the UN sphere. Because you believe the MDGs need more attention, that landmines are an issue that can be eradicated in this lifetime, because you believe the UN is worth fighting for.

    Cons

    The senior leadership is very senior. They tend to be very mature and out of touch with the latest best practices for nonprofit organizations. The people who make up the office are wonderful, but there is often a massive disconnect between the senior management and the younger, more forward-thinking staff. Turnover is high, and your career future isn't always certain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people you hired do their jobs, and when they recommend changes that bring the organization into the 21st century, trust their judgement.

    Doesn't Recommend

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