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    "Cautious Optimism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Freedom House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Low threshold for excellence facilitates rapid assumption of responsibility, that sounds like a left-handed compliment, but it spells opportunity for the smart and resourceful. There is a lot of opportunity for advancing core agendas from a low level, if you can figure out where to fill in your program's gaps. There are talented people at work; seek them out, and collaborate. There is a lot of room for creativity.

    Cons

    Management is largely unaware of the moving parts within their departments, and directoral infighting is constant. At a broader level there is little strategic thought from the 'business' perspective. Institutional funding priorities are unclear between research, programs and advocacy initiatives. Accountability is low, and there is a dearth of management talent - which regrettably links full-circle to the low threshold...

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    Advice to Management

    Lead, then manage. The organization lacks a strong vision, and combined with low performance standards, this leads to high turnover, lack of program institutionalization, and ineffectiveness. If publications are most important, then say so. If programs are to remain a small component of the institutional portfolio, then build and equip those teams to do compelling work. The research arm could be doing a lot to inform...

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    Freedom House2015-05-01

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Freedom House part-time

      Pros

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

      Cons

      Entry-level pay is not optimal

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

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Freedom House

        Pros

        Really interesting work and some really nice people to work with

        Cons

        Management is not helpful at explaining the job

        Freedom House2019-04-19

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