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Geneva (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1971
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in New York, NY
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    I worked at Médecins Sans Frontières full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly committed staff, incredible organizational vision, very rewarding work, great non-financial benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is not good, sometimes poor organizational vision and management, must work away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Improve organizational vision and management.

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Médecins Sans Frontières photo of: MSF Team on World Aids Day
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Médecins Sans Frontières Interviews

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    Major Gifts Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Médecins Sans Frontières (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The HR team is very pleasant, though like all companies a bit slow to respond throughout the process. The interviews were set up as calls and were scheduled within a week or so of the initial outreach. The panel interview was rushed and not as engaging as I thought it would be. Questions related to the skill sets of the job weren't even touched upon. It was easy to see that they most likely only held interviews with additional candidates outside of the organization to quell any suggestions of nepotism.

    The recommendation for anyone applying with MSF is that they seem to rarely hire any candidates outside their organization. This is one of several instances known to me where this has been the case. While it is admirable that they invest in their employees, it is disheartening to candidates that align well and are fit for the roles but aren't given an opportunity because of a desire to hire from within.

    I still highly respect this organization and many of its employees. However, this story seems to be similar to many others, including others I have spoken with that have experienced this same process.

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