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"Wonderful Place to Work - It's Magical!"

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Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The clients, the colleagues, the positive work atmosphere. There is nothing better than the IRC Youth Program in New York City. Everyone is super driven, ready to take on the extra task, take the extra step to make sure that everything is the absolute best for all chidlren at the agency. It's inspiring to work with such individuals and of course above all : the clients! The families, the kids are so inspiring and a pure joy to work with.

Cons

Sometimes there could be some disorganization from the administrative side and a lack of calirty of job duties. While it is great to do everything for these kids, it could also be nice for the Youth Program to provide more clarity in terms of job requirements.

Other Employee Reviews for International Rescue Committee

  1. "IRC Baltimore is a wonderful non-profit where learning and communication is encouraged."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The IRC staff are themselves a very diverse bunch who speak many languages. Nearly everyone has extensive travel experience and is passionate about what they do. Their approach can sometimes be to throw you into the fire but everyone is supportive and the place is run quite efficiently. Most people seem pretty happy.

    Cons

    The IRC is not a huge non-profit so corporation with supervisor and a few people around the office might not be optional. Working for this non-profit implies exercising empathy and having understanding of what it means to be a refugee. The resources are there but one does have to work hard to see the results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the soccer team and the cultural sharing events. These are what make it such an interesting place to work and grow.


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    "Great mission but top heavy and bureaucratic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -- Great mission
    -- Money raised really goes to the people being served
    -- Very talented, dedicated staff members
    -- Staff is very aware of and dedicated to the mission
    -- Good benefits
    -- Generous sick time

    Cons

    -- Very top heavy organization with many directors, associate directors, deputy directors, etc.
    -- Large salary gap between the higher ups and those lower down with little opportunity for middle ground
    -- Very bureaucratic with many levels of to go through before things get done
    -- Heavy reliance on consultants
    -- Power struggles at the top
    -- Little connection of HQ staff to the field.

    Advice to Management

    -- Rely less on consultants
    -- Trust employees more to do what you hired them to do
    -- Make promotions more transparent
    -- Value education more when hiring
    -- Make pay more equitable among employees with the same level of education and experience.

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