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"nice colleagues and working environment"

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Former Intern - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Chemonics International as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

excellent training courses for employees

Cons

no complete internship programs available

Other Employee Reviews for Chemonics International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Period of transition"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chemonics International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall good work environment, despite current challenges.

    Cons

    External and internal factors have placed the company in a precarious position, particularly relative to the heydays.
    Used to be the case that unpleasant, aggressive people were by far the exception. Lately, that seems to be changing, and I fear that bad behavior being rewarded is a theme.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, I admire how you handled the last wave of departures/restructuring--offering choice of a job in other areas or a (so-so) goodbye package--giving employees enough notice that to continue in their line of work, they might want to start looking--seemed not at all underhanded or malevolent. Treating people with respect and objectivity is sure to be the best thing for Chemonics' reputation. Please don't stray from that, as people are starting to hear may be the case.


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    "Lost its Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chemonics International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gives a great training ground for those that are interested in managing government contracts. Essentially, this is what this company has become, a contracting machine.

    Cons

    Forget about actually learning anything about "development." That is not the emphasis here. If you want to learn about government project management, contracting,etc. This is the place. Does not seem to value employees anymore, all the talents are leaving and will do so now that they have announced that there will be more cuts because they can't win a proposal. I appreciate the fact that they need projects to keep the company going, but rather than putting a good program together, they are more concerned with the bottom line. If you put a good program together, the money will come. I wish I experienced the days where Chemonics actually gave a hoot about the so called "people" they are supposed to help.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to examine the organizations true mission. Please do not look at your mission statement, that is just going through the motion. Look in your heart and the companies strength. Chemonics has great talent and development professionals, but if you keep going the way you are, you will lose. Get back to how this company became a great development force. Employee owned was also a bad mistake as the only people that can actually benefit is senior management. Been through many of this in my past, haven't seen a dime and 2 of them crashed and burned. Yeah and million dollar bonuses are usually not that great at this time. Maybe take an example from the real world CEO and not pay yourself until one sees a turn around. e.g Japan Airlines.

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