I have been working at AMIDEAST full-time (More than a year)
Good addition on your CV
No training Not a good salary they don't develop their employees skills.
Advice to Management
Although it is an NGO, but that does not mean being very cheap on the organization staff salary plans.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at AMIDEAST (Washington, DC) in October 2015.
I applied online and interviewed with the company twice. My first interview involved first interviewing with the Human Resources manager followed by the director that I would report too. The HR manager took around 10-15 minutes with me and the director spoke with me for two hours. The interview with the director was more of a friendly chat with questions about my experience and information about the position thrown in. She was fantastic and I really felt like I could work for her. At the end of the interview, she told me that I was the only person interviewed for the position and that she'd really like to hire me but the company required her to interview more people. Weeks went by and I received a call followed by an email from a recruiter at the company inviting me in for an interview. This is when things became interesting. The recruiter seemed to have no knowledge of my previous interview and I had to let him know that I interviewed a few weeks prior and had completed the application and assorted other paperwork previously. When I interviewed with the recruiter, he informed me that the HR manager quit and he'd only been on the job two weeks. He really didn't have the best interviewing skills and I almost felt like I was coaching him. In addition, he tried to flirt with me which was uncomfortable and made me wonder if he would be an issue if I accepted the position. I also had a second cursory interview with the director of the department. After both interviews, the recruiter and director both indicated that I was the top candidate and that I would here from them early the next week. That was on a Friday morning. A week and a half went by with nothing and, during that time, I had two interviews with another company and received at job offer. As AMIDEAST was my first choice and asked me to stay in touch, I reached out to them on Wednesday to let them know what was going on and see if they had any updates on their end. I never heard any sort of response until two weeks later (after accepting the other job) when the recruiter sent me a form email stating that they went with another candidate and would keep my resume on file. The entire process was a colossal waste of time and the HR department seems to be extremely unorganized. I mean, I had to resubmit my application and other paperwork because it was misplaced by the first HR manager I interviewed with. In addition, I've since learned that they have extremely high turnover.
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