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"IRC"

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

Pros

Good entryway into the nonprofit community. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Very small but community driven. Diverse experiences w/ refugees from many countries was amazing.

Cons

The office was tiny, disorganized and underpaid. It's clear why nonprofit isn't the best option for a monetarily satisfying career.

Advice to Management

You did the best you could with the funds you were given. The opportunity to work with and for you for the summer was amazing.

Other Employee Reviews for International Rescue Committee

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Senior-management heavy, micromanaging bonanza."

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    Current Employee - Public Outreach in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Public Outreach in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Organization has prestigious name and history. The humanitarian aid side of things seems to be run very well. On the field work side of things, the IRC has a huge scope of work and provides a lot more services than most other humanitarian agencies. But also many chances to network with other humanitarian agencies. It would probably be a good place to do an internship to get experience for work in the field. For other areas (external outreach, HR etc.) you can probably get a lot of mileage from the name on your resume.

    Good office location and compensation is about equal to that of similar sized humanitarian agencies.

    Cons

    As former reviewer posted, be prepared to be over-worked and under-appreciated. Very little personal training and reluctance to invest in employee development in any way. Impossibly high expectations at times for lower and mid-level employees. Very stressful.

    Very strange dynamics going on here - levels of micromanagement all the way to the top but complete lack of project ownership until something goes well. Blame inevitably trickles down. Many internal struggles between senior staff that make doing ones job very, very difficult.

    Process for promotions and hiring does not seem fair and organization is generally 'top heavy'. Organization announced a non-essential hiring/promotion freeze less than a week after promoting 6 most senior staff members and a number of employees at employment level. Benefits program is not good - they do not even have maternity leave and coverage by healthcare plan is less than basic.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please hire some more lower level staff...people who actually get the work done so the "big ideas" can happen. Also, put aside petty power struggles and work together to create a coherent plan for organization as a whole because this is lacking and it lends towards panic, chaos and disorder...which might be appropriate in the field but it isn't in the main office.


  2. "Working for IRC is Good"

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    Former Contractor - Waste & PPE Officer in Monrovia (Liberia)
    Former Contractor - Waste & PPE Officer in Monrovia (Liberia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Rescue Committee as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The idea of Accountability, Service and Integrity make up the IRC Way. IRC helps build its Staff potential in every aspect of the job for an efficient performance.

    Cons

    The provision of transportation from home to work and from work back home is not taken into consideration by the IRC. Each Staff member is responsible for his/her transportation to and from work.

    Advice to Management

    Staff transportation is very important in that, it help get staff to work in time and also help provide staff security for early and late movement to and from work.

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