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Clinton Health Access Initiative Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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Pros
  • "Not only are you always working today’s the mission of CHAI, the people you work with make it even better(in 32 reviews)

  • "CHAI actively works with health ministry officials on the issues most important to them and is highly valued by the national governments(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "The most frustrating thing about working at CHAI is being hindered from doing your job or growing due to weak leadership(in 32 reviews)

  • "Mentorship is not prioritized at CHAI, nor is work-life balance(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for impact, scalability, and flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CHAI focuses on the health outcomes of the patient and building sustainable systems within the government to maintain a good health system.There's a lot of opportunity to bring new, innovative ideas to scale through government support. It does involve a lot of hard work, but you should expect to work in challenging environments and address challenging problems if you take on a job like this. Whether an employee likes a job at CHAI depends highly on their relationship with your manager and country government partners. Some teams and country teams are stronger, more welcoming than others, so potential candidates should explore that variable.

    Cons

    The most frustrating thing about working at CHAI is being hindered from doing your job or growing due to weak leadership. There is a lack of accountability for country directors, allowing some weak ones to persist in their roles despite poor leadership and management.

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    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-09-24
  2. "CHAI"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career development and responsibility

    Cons

    Limited technical support and structure

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-07-31
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not good experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Africa, MO
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions , remote/telecommuting opportunity

    Cons

    Lack of staff performance appraisal system Hiring managers firing people left right and centre at their sole discretion hence high staff turn over at global teams Unclear roles at global level , Juniors work on everything that comes there way Managers without technical background knowledge in health

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    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-07-04
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Flawed but impactful"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Motivated staff and org with an original approach.

    Cons

    Overly entrepreneurial considering growth, seeking martyrs, low pay for work, bare bones operational support, high turnover/burnout

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-05-10
  6. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to build your experience - not for the faint of heart"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker, self-starter and a go-getter you will have the ability to take on tremendous responsibility, build your resume and gain a wealth of experience while doing very meaningful work. CHAI is made up of very smart and dedicated people. To succeed, you must be passionate about healthcare, understand the humility necessary to work with partners and be willing to to work with urgency to get your work done well. The culture at CHAI is one of urgency - while our work is policy/strategy focused most often, we never lose sight of the patients we are serving. I deeply admire the way CHAI partners with governments, and seeks to be a long-serving ally that "works ourselves out of a job", as this is atypical of most NGOs.

    Cons

    Mentorship is not prioritized at CHAI, nor is work-life balance. You need to recruit into a team that has decided it is prioritizing mentorship or you need to seek mentorship externally from your CHAI colleagues. In order to succeed, you must be willing to give your all to CHAI; however, in order to have longevity, you need to know how to have work-life balance and not get burnt out. Working at CHAI requires maturity, the ability to self-manage, manage up and know your limits.

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    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-04-11
  7. Helpful (5)

    "A great cause and great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not only are you always working today’s the mission of CHAI, the people you work with make it even better. This is the perfect for people wanting to get involved in the non-profit area, and the higher levels treat you like their equal. Couldn’t recommend more

    Cons

    The work space isn’t top notch, but the core value of the organization is to put the money towards the cause and I think that’s very valuable

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-04-04
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Complicated management"

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    Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative for less than a year

    Pros

    One can work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and even poorer communication between teams.

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    Clinton Health Access Initiative2018-11-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable Clerk"

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    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative

    Pros

    It’s a Slow pace environment

    Cons

    There is Not enough training

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2018-11-05
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start out in health"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Supportive staff who interested in building skills in younger staff - Really meaningful work and CHAI is well respected by national governments

    Cons

    - Employment is based on grants which can lead to long-term job insecurity - Few opportunities to expand work/role beyond scope of grant

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2018-07-31
  11. Helpful (6)

    "Tremendous Potential"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compelling mission; Great flexibility for working remotely; Senior management has really improved since the changes in 2017; Financial outlook for 2018 onwards is very bright; I hope to return after completing a Masters Degree in 2 years.

    Cons

    Workaholics all around you; it's sometimes hard to focus on work-life balance

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    Clinton Health Access Initiative2018-06-02
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