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Amnesty International Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Got up close insight into how human rights advocacy occurs" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Great collaborative work environment" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "The imperative of fundraising means that chapters may be run by those who have a better understanding of fundraising than of human rights principles" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Theres a high turnover rate and not enough training" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working for a great cause

    Cons

    I really liked everything about Amnesty


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I have been working at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    - Brand recognition
    - Opens doors

    Cons

    - Toxic work culture built on fear
    - Ineffective at creating lasting change
    - Rampant bullying and harassment
    - Senior leadership will push out staff members that questions structures & high rate of turnover

  3. "great cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    this is an amazing cause

    Cons

    being out canvassing in streets


  4. "Organizer"

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

    I worked at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    The mission and your coworkers

    Cons

    Salary and benefits high turnover


  5. "Canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    It was a fun and fast paced job if you like talking to people

    Cons

    There is a quota to be met, and the methods of recruiting people are highly unethical


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lied about the commitment"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, ethically focused company, and paid-training.

    Cons

    Weird hours, complicated interface for clocking in, and physically/emotionally taxing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to potential candidates, especially students saying that they can work part time. Also reevaluate the sexual harassment training videos as they were treated like a joke in my training and less than a week later I was harassed and almost followed home by a coworker under the pretense that he was "helping"me. All he did to help was constantly say what a great wife I would be and my body, I made it very clear I was both not interested in his gender, him, and I was uncomfortable.


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    "Canvasser"

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Canvasser in New York, NY

    I worked at Amnesty International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay in time. Peaceful environment.

    Cons

    When they interviewed people for a canvasser position they didn't say truth about requirements to this position.

    Advice to Management

    To say the truth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amnesty International full-time

    Pros

    A friendly and inclusive environment that works on important issues

    Cons

    Overwork, under-resourced for what it's attempting to do, senior management is largely not very good, feels like it's focused only on brand

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced managers


  9. "Fast Paced"

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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and teams, flexibility

    Cons

    Highly competitive, tight deadlines, but this is the reality of the industry. Could be better managed although I believe there are current steps taken to mitigate this.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay; I would say the experience really opened doors for me."

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amnesty International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was okay; I would say the experience really opened doors for me.

    Cons

    Um, there is office politics and the work may not be influential like you'd expect.