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"Good learning experience"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Associate in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Program Associate in Bethesda, MD
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Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Development Alternatives full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I had great, supportive co-workers who were always willing to problem solve together. It was a great learning experience during which I was able to travel to three different countries and witness program implementation first hand.

Cons

There were times that it felt like it was impossible to progress beyond the administrative level.

Advice to Management

Invest in the highly motivated, young staff members who are dedicated to the mission. Help them advance.

Other Employee Reviews for Development Alternatives

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoyable Culture, but Trapped in Uninspiring Donor Marketplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Development Alternatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Inspired staff
    - Ability to chart your own career path - just talk to your colleagues and managers who want to help you!
    - Relatively stable marketplace

    Cons

    - Out of touch executive leadership team
    - Creaky old systems that smell like a government contractor
    - 2013 re-organization was a mess with no light at the end of the tunnel

    Advice to Management

    Please hire some new blood. We need professionals who challenge big decisions, not the good ole boys club. The rest of the company is open-minded and invites criticism that will make all of our proposals and work stronger - that stops at the executive team level, where all of Boomgard's soldiers fall in line behind the dear leader.

    Lastly, don't just talk about being innovative -- show, don't tell, my friends.


  2. "Very talented and knowledgeable professionals working in the international development scene."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of programs and projects, from a diverse set of development sectors from education to governance.

    Cons

    A lot of competition and not enough leeway to work in the offices you desire.


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