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- "Great people to work with" (in 49 reviews)
- "great opportunities to grow and learn." (in 31 reviews)
- "Friendly, professional, lot of opportunity available, great people" (in 29 reviews)
- "Ability to travel and development of good project management skills." (in 28 reviews)
- "Good training and flexibility to move across teams." (in 26 reviews)
- "No work life balance and hard to do everything asked" (in 52 reviews)
- "Low Pay and a lot of overtime that is uncompensated" (in 35 reviews)
- "Salary is low with no significant bonuses" (in 28 reviews)
- "You can have some bad managers that make your experience crappy." (in 21 reviews)
- "You can work hard and long hours but that alone doesn't give you a chance to be promoted." (in 17 reviews)
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- 2.0May 4, 2020AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Lots of opportunities (although often you are too busy to take advantage of them)
They hire highly qualified people for low level positions and do not make much effort to enhance their skills or encourage them to stay, many people leave after a year5
- 4.0Jul 11, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
Lots of opportunity to travelLots of opportunity to travelLots of opportunity to travel or perform short term assignments outside of one's main job description. Opportunity to move around and gain lots of different skill sets. Company training program. Travel opportunities.
For some, it can be hard to move up and receive salary compensation for the work and level at which you really are.1
- 2.0Mar 19, 2015Senior ManagerFormer EmployeeNairobi
Working at Chemonics was an eye opener. Worked with many interesting staff well qualified and experienced. It was a challenging job, with lots of potential to grow Chemonics brand in Africa. Good learning opportunities with the level of challenge and with lots of dedicated investment of self.
A very highly competitive company and staff made it difficult to isolate oneself to achieve the true value of ones capability. Infighting, excessive gossip, favouritism of some staff over others based on non-work related issues such as background tended to make the place uncomfortable for people of colour. If you have potential or are highly ambitious or intelligent and want to make a positive difference, someone at Chemonics will ensure you don't. And it could be your boss. Poor pay, benefits and work conditions made it a rather unfavourable place to work compared to other companies.4
- 1.0Sep 22, 2023Program ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Some nice people. A lot of resources
Please please please believe the bad reviews. Everyone who works here hates it. Compensation is very low. No real development work. No work life balance. There are a lot of growth and travel opportunities though.11
- 5.0May 18, 2010DirectorCurrent Employee
Of the 6 competitor companies I have worked for or know well Chemonics is the stand out leader. Chemonics recognizes that its employees are its most important resource. A very nice benefit package, the most generous I have seen. It provides solid internal training and a $3000 annual external training/education stipend. There is a clear career path and lots of opportunities to take advantage of lateral moves to new department and promotions. The company has a culture of mutual support and friendliness. Office politics is as low as any I have seen. One major difference with other firms is that Chemonics does not require a set number of billable hours for professional staff. They have a highly refined system for doing anything one needs and will be the first large company in the USAID consulting industry to obtain ISO 9001 certification this year.
There is a lot over overtime needed especially during proposals preparation.2
- 4.0Jun 11, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Lots of opportunities if you are willing to put in the time and balance what is important for you. Great people to work with, mission driven, requires a lot of energy.
It is what you put into it and what you let yourself get caught up in. It can be competitive, but it can also be very nurturing if want it to be.