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AMIDEAST Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf
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Pros
  • Having worked there has opened doors to other jobs in international education since it is a rather well-known org (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no benefits, management (in 4 reviews)

  • Wages were low and stagnant and management was not open to giving raises; because of this, staff turnover (especially for lower-level jobs) is high; (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great work with youth"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at AMIDEAST part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amideast has great programs to support youth personally, academically, and professionally.

    Cons

    Salaries didn’t often change, and the atmosphere was somewhat informal.


  2. "Solid first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMIDEAST full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and location. Great way to get started in an international NGO.

    Cons

    Low pay and cold office culture.

  3. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get hands on experience and learn a lot about the region and business, grants, international education, etc

    Cons

    It's quiet. Not a lot of cross department communication.


  4. "Payroll Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMIDEAST full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional , interesting working environment.

    Cons

    Management needs to settle in, too much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates with respect.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No where to go!"

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    Former Employee - Training
    Former Employee - Training
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMIDEAST part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are nice. You do enjoy the fun of the job

    Cons

    The pay is below what it should be in comparison to the work we do! Sometimes it is confusing if AMIDEAST is actually a "non-profit". Their English language programs in the MENA region is a money making machine!!

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your mission and stop exploiting employees. Employees are genuinely invested in your mission!


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amideast is a nice place to work at; It has offices all over the world and you feel like your work has a tangible impact on people's lives

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company


  7. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at AMIDEAST full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, awesome mission, good first job opportunity

    Cons

    very few advancement opportunities and salary raises

  8. "Finance Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMIDEAST full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn and take charge of programs and projects.

    Cons

    Pay (yearly bonus instead of salary increase) and lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and better opportunities for growth.


  9. "Could Be Good But Isn't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMIDEAST full-time

    Pros

    * Interesting part of the world.
    * staff are generally pleasant.

    Cons

    * No upward mobility.
    * Few rewards of any kind.
    * Hard to get things done because of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    * Understand staff need to feel like they can do their jobs and that they can be rewarded in some way for this.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best compensation plan"

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    Current Employee - Exchanges/Testing Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Exchanges/Testing Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good addition on your CV

    Cons

    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.


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