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"Don't do it if you dont love it"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The IRC is great for people into non-profits. The refugees are sweet and the office environment is good. Management tends to be flexible with time off.

Cons

Horrible pay, constantly busy, too many interns without experience, poor inter office communications. There is not a good source of work-life balance.

Advice to Management

Definitely chill out the office a bit. There is no need to hire so many (unpaid) interns. Work on communications.

Other Employee Reviews for International Rescue Committee

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization to work for if you care about humanitarian issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The IRC is definitely much more structured/organized than many smaller NPOs. This can be both good and bad (see cons). The clients and staff are typically great to work with.

    Cons

    Given the size of the organization, it can often feel overly bureaucratic. US programs seem to receive far less attention that international programs (this can be good or bad depending on where you work).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A fun internship, but don't expect it to open doors"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Opportunity to interact with all types of refugees
    -Open, supportive office environment
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Never a dull moment in the office

    Cons

    -Work routine and repetitive (shop at Walmart, drive refugee to appointment, etc.)
    -No sense of how to advance professionally
    -No pay

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate some time to talking to interns about how to leverage interning into career in non-profits

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