Chemonics International Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
74% would recommend to a friend
(89 total reviews)
87% approve of CEO
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- "Great people to work with" (in 46 reviews)
- "Great opportunities to develop skills and be promoted." (in 31 reviews)
- "Ability to travel and development of good project management skills." (in 28 reviews)
- "Friendly, professional, lot of opportunity available, great people" (in 27 reviews)
- "Colleagues were great (for the most part), and are some of the smartest and most dedicated you'll find." (in 25 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 26 reviews)
- "You can have some bad managers that make your experience crappy." (in 22 reviews)
- "You can work hard and long hours but that alone doesn't give you a chance to be promoted." (in 16 reviews)
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Updated Nov 25, 2023
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- 4.0Sep 19, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The organization truely has all opportunities with USAID International Development.
Difficult Work and Life balance.2
- 4.0Jan 15, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Lots of opportunity for growth, professional development and travel at the Associate and Manager level.
limited resources in comparison to the workload. Very high expectations which rarely lead to a work/life balance1
- 4.0Dec 22, 2020Operations AssociateFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
I worked with a great team and did meaningful work
Lots of cliques where senior management has favorites and everyone knows it. Also no work life balance1
- 4.0Apr 12, 2021Supply Planning SpecialistCurrent EmployeeWashington, DC
-Great people and mentors -Opportunities to work on a variety of different types of work -Company has a strong reputation in the development space -Benefits are decent but I have heard of better plans elsewhere -If you are passionate about development and making the world a better place, you will feel fulfilled working here knowing that your efforts are for more than a mere paycheck (although pay is still important of course) -Employee owned means there is an opportunity to for grievances to be communicated and the employee stock is great too
-Work life balance is verbally supported and laid out in policy but is not uniform across teams. There is a lot of important work to be done and not all managers will defend your work/life balance. I was lucky in that my supervisor worked hard to ensure I had a good balance but I've heard horror stories of overwork from other teams -A lot of the negative aspects one will hear from Chemonics are due to USAID creating a low-budget industry and granting fairly cheap contracts. This is not entirely USAID's fault as they are given a small percentage of the federal budget given their mission objectives. This in turn is due to a generally low appetite in the American public/Congress for foreign aid. If you are a proponent of development, spread the word.1
- 4.0Mar 24, 2023SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWashington, DC
- Our mission is wonderful. We are essentially working to make the world a better place, which I love. - All of our staff are clearly committed to our mission, which I think is really special. - It is encouraged to move around within the company and learn additional skills. I think it makes all staff much more well-rounded! - There are oftentimes opportunity to travel -There is a large amount of flexibility allowed at our company - many live remotely and staff in the DMV have only recently been told that they are required to come in 3 times a month - I feel that the company provides a good amount of transparency to its staff - 90% of our staff are from the countries in which we work. - The company is committed to its staff in many ways. - There always seem to be plenty of opportunities for new positions and it is common that hires happen internally. - The President and CEO (currently Jamey Butcher - Susi Mudge was our last President) seems to have a good vision for the company.
- The company seems to be constantly changing. New departments are created and old ones are moved, new names are constantly being rolled out, and it is hard to keep track of the changes. - Work/life balance can be very hard at times. Project staff (along with a large amount of other staff) often work extreme hours. - The turnover seems high at times. - It feels as though promotions are almost impossible to achieve unless you move positions within the company.
- 4.0Nov 9, 2021New Business Senior AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWashington, DC
Benefits are standard. Depending on the team you can have solid work life balance even with intense workloads. Amazing people. Great learning opportunities. All around wonderful place to work.
1) understaffed 2) limited growth opportunities at certain levels
- 4.0Jul 26, 2016AccountantFormer ContractorUlaanbaatar
very good working environment .a lot of learning things from international expats. life and work balance is good.
i have not noticed any disadvantages during my years. when it comes to salary, it was not competitive like others. Otherwise it is Ok to work in chemonics.
- 4.0Jun 3, 2023Program ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
Chemonics has been very flexible with remote work. They are a company with fine values as far as I can see. Overall, salaries are lower than industry standards but okay benefits and good amount of flexibility make up. Chemonics has changes a lot and work life balance has gotten much better post covid.
Lower than average salaries in the industry per my knowledge.