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"Good to gain experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Pros

Very laid back place to work. Open to opinions and communication is good

Cons

No room to move up in certain areas

Other Employee Reviews for Freedom House

  1. "Program coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing company to work, talented and dedicated staff, great collegiality.

    Cons

    Everything was great, genuine staff commitment to human rights and democracy


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    "Program Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freedom House full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the program, this could be a good first job out of undergrad or graduate school to begin to understand international development and the field of governance and democracy. Freedom House is well known, which can be leveraged to find a new job. Work hours are not that bad as far as DC goes, but it depends on the program. Pay is standard for organizations like this but is appalling compared to private sector and government.

    Cons

    Top management was totally clueless and gave directors of each program the ability to run their programs however they saw fit, regardless of quality of work, professional decorum, and decency (or lack thereof) on display. Junior staff -- and even some senior staff -- were treated as if they were totally dispensable. The nature of the work for junior staff could be totally administrative or could actually be substantive, depending on the whims and personality of program directors. The actual "work" that the organization is doing in some locations around the world is laughable and totally lacks any true impact on human rights situations. Just a very, very disfunctional organizational culture that hurts morale and makes it imperative to use the organization as a spring board to find a new position as soon as possible. Expect the worst when you're going in and you'll be pleasantly surprised if it isn't as bad as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    Rein in the program directors and put some stronger protections for junior staff in place. The organization has had a revolving door for years and everyone that leaves goes on to badmouth the organization. Get it together.

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