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Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year


At AMIDEAST we pride ourselves in being a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mission: Building cross-cultural understanding
Expanding educational opportunities
Preparing individuals for jobs in the global economy
Strengthening institutions and communities
Empowering women and youth


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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at AMIDEAST full-time (Less than a year)


    Very stable organization, excellent people and excellent benefits


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    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    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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