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AMREF Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff is amazing and really gives you a lot of opportunity to learn new skills and build your resume while making a difference.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are rarely openings to step into a paid position because they try to keep their overhead as low as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving interns the chance to prove themselves with increased responsibilities. I got to try out so many new things and the experience was really empowering.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Good, Bad, and Ugly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AMREF full-time

    Pros

    Most of the departments might be good to work in
    They pay well

    Cons

    Horrible working culture
    Some lazy employees who come to work to sit and gossip
    Some departments do not appreciate people who come to gain experience
    Some departments want robots when they say jump they ask how high

    Advice to Management

    Actually, fire everyone and start afresh
    Change the work culture
    Employee performance reviews should be more thorough
    A lot goes on under your noses, take time to make things work as they should


  3. "Horrible Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMREF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An organisation that set out to do great work. The pay is better than most Kenyan NGOs. If you are looking for a place where you can go retire in peace without too much stress - this is the place.

    Cons

    Everyone is here for the money. It is a place where old people go to retire. Incompetence and unprofessionalism is very common. People like to talk a lot and do very little. The organisation has no distinct culture. Their onboarding process is horrible. The Amref brand is either dead or dying.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everybody (me included) and start afresh.


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  5. "Marketing Exec"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AMREF full-time

    Pros

    Observe international standards of employemnt terms

    Cons

    short renewable contracts .This should be extended

    Advice to Management

    Hire more locals


  6. "program officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great team spirit, great packages at work place

    Cons

    great space to work in as people are friendly

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "research intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good learning environment and networkig

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done


  8. "Country M&E Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AMREF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff professional growth opportunities

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities, Compensation and benefits limited

    Advice to Management

    Enhance organisational learning


  9. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work within communities in Africa and make a difference in their lives. The experience also changes you

    Cons

    The company should offer the same health access to employees as it does to the communities

    Advice to Management

    Increase paternity time off and establish a breastfeeding room for employees


  10. "Great cause, bad workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Some staff are wonderful
    - The cause is great and the genuine grassroots approach is rare and forward thinking

    Cons

    - very unprofessional workplace
    - volatile and changeable culture and team
    - very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    - listen to staff, don't be afraid of challenging the status quo
    - look after your staff better


  11. "Project Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Employer
    Good medical cover

    Cons

    Contractual Basis Employment
    Good Paypackage at senior levels

    Advice to Management

    Give better terms and conditions


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