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ESN International Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "Sharing is caring"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good oportunity to get practice for future job. You can try marketing, PR, HR, accounting, do your own events, meeting new ppl from several counties etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take too much time but at the end its always fun.


  2. "Great team working for a good cause"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great spirit in the office and among colleagues. A lot of flexibility and freedom when it comes to the work and priority-setting. I felt like I was doing an important job that actually had a significance for people.

    Cons

    From time to time challenging due to the organisation's limited finances. Due to the size of the office the career opportunity advancements internally are rather limited. Quite a number of persons start and finish the work at the organisation every year, which can be burdening for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    If possible, ensure financial stability to be able to maintain the persons that work for the organisation, and find suitable benefits to motivate staff to stay longer than they currently are doing.

  3. "Go and join ESN!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ESN International (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best experiences of my life. It gave me the chance to communicate with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    It is voluntary, you cannot do it for money then.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for everything!


  4. "Treasurer Esn Twente"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enschede (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Get to work within a team to deliver the best satisfaction to international students in terms of events, parties, better coping with their new environment and travel experiences

    Cons

    the fact that it is a non-paid

    Advice to Management

    build up a better way of communication between the different sections as to allow for maximum optimization of events through experience sharing


  5. "ESN a great employer for a career start"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    ESN offers an open an friendly working environment. The intercultural team combined with the values that you work for in this NGO make you feel like you have a meaningful job that has an impact on the local community in Europe and beyond.
    ESN offers great opportunities to develop yourself and to network in a vibrant sector of youth and education.

    Cons

    As a student organisation the turn over is particularly high and the broad scope that ESN is involved in requires a similarly broad interest in Higher Education / Mobility and the willingness to adapt to a wide range of tasks.
    The relatively small office (under 20 staff members) give little possibility to climb the career ladder within the organisation - this is compensated by the opportunity for staff training and Networking opportunities that ESN offers through many project partners and partner organisations.


  6. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Iaşi (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ESN International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best environment to learn, apply your knowledge and make friends, while volunteering and helping others!

    Cons

    Not everyone gets involved as they should, in order to make things work well.

    Advice to Management

    To get involved more!


  7. "Erasmus life Job"

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    Current Employee - Social Services Coordinator in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Social Services Coordinator in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ESN International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-worker environment and opportunities to know your leadership capacities, improve in foreign language and cultural awaraness. Chance to travel and explore new places.

    Cons

    Is a not-paid job. Takes more time and effort than you thing. When everybody is having fun you will probably be struggling in arrange problems in order to keep the hapiness from you clients

  8. "Dynamic, but limited opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very dynamic and fun working environment with a lot of opportunities for trainings and networking. Plus there is the noble cause if you're into this kind of thing.

    Cons

    The board changes every year, so there's a period of mess and confusion, followed by stabilization and then again. A lot of things depend on the board, which is not always available.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT infrastructure, which is still missing. Enlarge the office and employ more people, so that it can run more independently.


  9. "Not much value added"

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

    I have been working at ESN International part-time

    Pros

    Flexible time.
    Good work-life balance.
    Cultural and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Salary is mediocre.
    Political pressures are very strong and visible.
    I feel that no real work is being done.
    CV entry is not really attractive for future employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to be international, as in the name, not fight for the rights of everyone on earth. I feel that the whole job misses its point.


  10. "Interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Zaragoza (Spain)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Zaragoza (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can meet a lot of youg people and from other countries. You will know mew cultures. A lot of parties.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can find that when you arrive there are small groups of people formed and they don't relationate with the rest.


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