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    Former Employee - Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freedom House full-time for more than a year


    Because the organization is so dysfunctional, new staff get lots of hands on experience very quickly. Somehow, it still has a good reputation.


    Where to start... Freedom House is a mess from start to finish. TERRIBLE executive management affects the entire organization. You will find roadblocks to good work at every avenue. You will also be under-appreciated, overworked, undermined, and frankly traumatized by the time you leave. On top of that, the organization just keeps doing the same type of programs it has for decades without any real evidence that they...

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    Advice to Management

    Impose term limits on the Board so they don't continue the terrible cycle of micro-managing leadership positions and driving the organization into the ground. Have a truly accountable management structure and don't be afraid to replace people who can't demonstrate real success. Empower your staff instead of undermining them at every opportunity. If you want to do human rights work, start at home and value people.

    Freedom House2015-04-29

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great place to work"

      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Freedom House part-time


      Friendly, collaborative work environment. Everyone works hard at what they do. Office is in a great location.


      Entry-level pay is not optimal

      Freedom House2019-02-14
    • "Decent Work Experience"

        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Freedom House


        Really interesting work and some really nice people to work with


        Management is not helpful at explaining the job

        Freedom House2019-04-19

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