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American Friends Service Committee Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Everything's great!"

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    Former Intern - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee as an intern

    Pros

    Everything's great: coworkers, meetings, curriculum content, agenda, events, and transportation is covered.

    Cons

    If you aren't an activist, or don't pretend to be, you have nothing to do here.


  2. "One of the Most Supportive Companies"

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    Current Intern - Communications Research in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Communications Research in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Friends Service Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive Staff and Management
    Excellent Work Culture
    Inclusive Attitudes
    Team Atmosphere
    Employee Appreciation and Recognition

    Cons

    Small Company
    Few Open Positions
    Quaker Process can be Slow

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee as an intern

    Pros

    Community was wonderful -- real sense of cause.

    Cons

    Sometimes lacking in organization.


  4. "Fellowship"

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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 American Friends Service Committee full-time

    Pros

    Great schedule, lots of flexibility. Great place to network and meet with people.

    Cons

    If you don't have a good supervisor, you may not like your position. Much more mature crowd. Not many opportunities for growth within company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, competing priorities"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are dedicated to doing good work in the world and improving the workplace. Committed, passionate, fun coworkers. Good about encouraging folks to take comp days if working late or on weekends. Good support for managers to continue personal growth and education. Vacation and benefits seem generous.

    Cons

    The organization's mission leaves lots of room for a diversity of projects. That's great, but it often results in projects that could be more focused.

    Advice to Management

    Doing fewer things better, with more urgency might be more effective. Generally, keep up the good work!


  6. "Social Work Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee as an intern

    Pros

    The environment is positive and aligns with social work principles. They allow for growth and creativity. Coworkers have a multitude of experience and are passionate for the work they do.

    Cons

    Funding is very limited and caseloads are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor staff more closely....check-in and take action regarding problems.


  7. "It was cool"

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    Former Intern - Youth Peace and Justice in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Youth Peace and Justice in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Community Outreach
    Social Activism
    Meeting older activist
    It is a hands on job
    Making valuable connections for others.
    You make more than minimum wage.
    Travel

    Cons

    I have no cons.
    If you are lazy, complacent, don't like people, and want to stay in the office all day this job isn't for you.

  8. "Can live my values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Friends Service Committee (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm not a Quaker, but working at AFSC lets me live my values.
    I get to work for social justice and peace without having to make political compromises.
    I'm connected to people around the world who are doing inspiring work against grave injustices.
    Work with amazing colleagues.
    Good compensation/benefits for a nonprofit

    Cons

    Not a lot of social time
    All the jobs are big jobs, with lots and lots to do
    A lot of people work all the time

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions clearer


  9. "Unprepared"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Norman, OK
    Former Intern - Intern in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All I can think of is, experience

    Cons

    They hired interns and were not prepared for them. We knew the littlest and that was very frowned upon even though they were the ones who were suppose to keep us updated. Given no sense of direction. More importantly, they are not innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees or we lose interest and then you have a bad reputation. That's just bad business


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of bureaucracy but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Friends Service Committee part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of freedom in my particular program to try new things as long as you could get the funding for it! I found it worked well for those with an independent spirit.

    Cons

    There was a lot of paperwork and hurdles to jump through in order to make key decisions, especially with the leadership's focus on consensus as a strategy for decision-making. I admire the value but keep that in mind if you want to get things done quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Value the younger generation and new ideas.