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Mercy Corps Overview

Portland, OR
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. We understand that communities are the best agents of their own change and local markets are the best engines of long-term recovery. In more than 40 countries, we partner to put ... Read more

Mission: Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

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    I have been working at Mercy Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful mission, impactful organization, interesting work, incredible people, never boring, great benefits

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic, top-down decision-making, can be secretive, managers play favorites

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Mercy Corps Interviews

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    Talent Acquisition Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mercy Corps (Portland, OR) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through LinkedIn and heard back from a Recruiter within a few days via email. We scheduled a phone call and had about an hour long conversation.

    From my years of recruiting experience, the first call is a casual introduction and high level introduction to the technical background, but also involves digging for career motivators, core values and the soft skills that would make a great team fit...

    This call was pretty unimpressive in that the recruiter spent about 80% of the time talking about her and the restructuring of the team (red flag!), with 20% dedicated to a pretty shallow conversation about myself with no thought provoking questions.

    After our call, there was absolutely no follow up. Just radio silence. Any good recruiter knows that closure is one of the biggest pain points for candidates in the application process, especially passive candidates. It's disrespectful, unprofessional and most importantly in this case, provided confirmation that regardless of the mission and vision of Mercy Corps, this is not a Talent Acquisition Team I'd want to work with.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your global travel experience.   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • ALEPPO: IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT OUR TEAM: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXB5

    Aleppo: Important update about our team

    You've seen the news coming out of Aleppo this past month - of terrible violence, families fleeing and a tenuous cease-fire. And you may know that Mercy Corps has one of the largest aid operations inside Syria. In fact, we were one of the only organizations on the ground in East Aleppo during the final weeks of conflict.

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Mercy Corps Awards & Accolades

  • Sustainability at Work Gold Certification in 2014, The City of Portland, Oregon, 2014

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