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Concern Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly committed staff who are fun to work with
    The US office supports excellent programs overseas
    Extremely good response to humanitarian situations

    Cons

    Senior Management Team is pretty weak when it comes to decision making and transparency
    US office struggles with its identity in relation to the much larger office and HQ in Ireland


  2. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Concern Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Poor leadership, challenging organizational culture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concern Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great mission!
    Good benefits
    You'll have the opportunity to do more than what your job description asks (may be a con to some)

    Cons

    -Upper management isn't very decisive. Some actions are taken when it's almost too late.
    -Despite the fact that it's a nonprofit, some of the staff members are very selfish and self-important.
    -It isn't the most diverse office.
    -Retention rate isn't very high.

    Advice to Management

    -Revamp your hiring process so that you don't end up with employees running entire departments while others sit comfortably.
    -Diversify your office.


  4. "Great place to work but needs some changes on top!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Concern Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, mission and aim.

    Cons

    Top heavy, not enough opportunities to grow. Lacking good managers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Uneven"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Transit is included.

    Cons

    Old adage is true at Concern - about 10% of the people do 90% of the work. No strategy, lack of support, poor management, high turnover.


  6. "Staff Member"

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    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY

    I have been working at Concern Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Team is amazing, many opportunities to grow and learn, willingness to support individuals who have new ideas for the programs. There are so many programs around the world, as well as domestically. The opportunities to learn are endless.

    Cons

    It can get a bit difficult balancing tasks, as it it a non-governmental organization and many individuals are taking on heavy workloads to maintain operations and functions of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    There are a variety of managers and leaders in the organization, and they are always willing to sit down and speak with individuals on their career goals and opportunities to develop in the field of international health.


  7. "Communications Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Amazing, dynamic, happy staff
    - Working with story after story on death and destruction, it's amazing that these people have such a positive attitude day in and day out
    - Awesome projects, I'm never bored

    Cons

    - A lot of desk work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A great place, but undergoing some growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are totally committed and loyal to Concern, and believe in its mission of ending extreme poverty. They tend to be almost unbelievably earnest.

    Cons

    Concern hasn't come into its own in the industry - it is bound to its history as the only organization like it in Ireland, and hasn't adjusted to the more competitive US market, though they have great ambitions to "play with the big boys"

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the governance, performance, and communication issues before your staff all leave!


  9. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY

    Pros

    great work areas based on need

    Cons

    challenging environment to navigate, lots of hidden surprises

    Advice to Management

    none of any specific nature


  10. "A lot more good than bad"

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

    I worked at Concern Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people, by and large they do really important work really well. Getting better at training up and promoting people internally. Strong IT, fundraising, policy units.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow moving at times to embrace new ideas. One or two dud managers. Could be a bit more daring. Need to review the grading of some positions.


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