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I have been working at The Asia Foundation full-time (More than a year)
Colleagues are intelligent, interesting, proactive, hard-working, and personable. Staff diversity is excellent: race, ethnicity, gender, and age. Performance is recognized publicly. Civility prevails, even in times of stress and change. For a 60-year-old organization, the Foundation doesn't rest on its laurels; there is active strategic self-examination necessary for staying current and relevant in a changing landscape.
As with every good place to work, there is change: people move on, shift positions, units reorganize, budgets get cut. It's hard and the Foundation isn't immune. My observation, however, is that such changes are made thoughtfully and kindly here.
Advice to Management
More access to career-boosting trainings for all staff. Not everyone will take advantage of them, but for some, it will contribute to retention. (In all fairness, trainings are available to those who push for them, and plans are afoot to share training results across the Foundation.) Continue to appreciate and nourish staff in tangible ways.
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Asia Foundation (San Francisco, CA) in October 2009.
initial contact and application process was very smooth, with an hr generalist to assist the process. applied online, got a call for an initial interview with some lower level associates, with your usual nonprofit interview questions. everyone was very professional. got called for a 2nd interview, with a couple mid level managers, 1 on 1 with 3 directors. Response from the 2nd interview took a while to get back, and eventually not offered the position. I contacted one of the directors, who had given me her business card (and had told me to contact her if I had any questions during the entire process). I contacted via phone and email, to which I got no response. Very unprofessional. A simple question of why I wasn't the one chosen for the position, which many orgs have offered me in great detail.