UNICEF USA - Assistant Director | Glassdoor
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    "Assistant Director"

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    Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA

    Pros

    Amazing mission and met some truly amazing people working here. Depending on who your boss is you can have an amazing experience.

    Cons

    A lot of smoke and mirrors, if you look closely at the behavior of management, not many of them practice what they preach. Inappropriate workplace behavior is not only tolerated, but encouraged. HR is basically there to look out for Senior Management and no one else. The interns seem happy, but among the employees it's a revolving door and I think this is their business model, so if playing ruthless politics doesn't... work for you, look elsewhere.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't take it personal when people leave, if you want employees to stay then start looking at ways to make your employees happy and treat people with respect. Also, there are way too many cooks in one kitchen. Currently you have 16 VPs in an organization of 200 people, its about 8% of your total staff, that in itself is a huge red flag. Consider a less hierarchical organizational structure, level the management... playing field, devote more funds to positions that support the infrastructure. Just because you're squeezing your employees dry doesn't make you an efficient organization-- another red flag, where you have 1 or 2 people working on major organizational functions only means balls are being dropped. A system is only as good as the staff it has to maintain it.

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    UNICEF USA2016-06-22

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Corporate Partnerships Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of resources, coworkers are great at their jobs

    Cons

    It was corporate. That can be good or bad, depending on who you are.

    UNICEF USA2019-07-09
  2. "The mission makes it worth it"

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    Former Employee - Associate - Development Division in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You get to work with incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people and the organization makes a tangible impact - Great benefits - Work/life balance exists!

    Cons

    - Upward mobility is difficult/takes a long time - Compensation, while fair for the sector, is still hard to get by on

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in talent acquisition to speed up hiring process

    UNICEF USA2019-08-22

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