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3.5
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70%
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Patrick C. Fine
94 Ratings
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  • "Very poor quality senior management team that has been promoted from the bottom(in 13 reviews)

  • "Less job security and favoritism/nepotism for certain staff(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Application Analyst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at FHI 360 part-time

      Pros

      The team members and colleagues in other teams are really great. Team meetings are usually called to discuss the project progress and communicate the key ideas, pretty efficient. The location is good and you can enjoy the sky line view in the top layer.

      Cons

      The office is vacant for some weekdays, as some teams would home from home.

    • Helpful (2)

      Soul sucking

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      Current Employee - Technical Officer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FHI 360 full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good benefits. Smart colleagues.

      Cons

      Pay is low for the requirements to get a technical job (some of our interns have masters degrees). Total ivory tower perspective and too many old timers who go with the flow and are afraid of innovation. Lots of middle management issues with no training or accountability. Heavily beaurecratic and painful to move at any reasonable pace or expect support for creative ideas. Many of the admistrative staff have no idea what...

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      Advice to Management

      Look around! You’re losing young talent left and right. Foster creativity over publications. Support your younger staff and get rid of middle managers who are toxic. Step down from the ivory tower to realize that the work can be done much more efficiently without all the beauracracy.

    • Helpful (1)

      Great Benefits, Great Company, Poorly run Finance Dept

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      Former Employee - Finance in Durham, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at FHI 360 full-time

      Pros

      Benefits are great, mission is great, people are great

      Cons

      Lack of leadership and decision making in the Finance dept., won't hold under performing employees accountable. Lack of advancement within dept unless you're part of the upper mgmt clique.

    • Helpful (2)

      Great Benefits and Colleagues. Leadership Incompetent

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      Current Employee - Technical Officer in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FHI 360 full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Incredible colleagues (but of course, it's Development). Very competitive benefits package.

      Cons

      Compensation is only market-competitive at the top levels of leadership. Advancement opportunities for entry or mid-level staff are nonexistent. Unwritten, but heavily practiced policy is, "Leave; get your experience elsewhere, then we'll hire you at a higher level." I've heard this repeated from many mouths for years. Workforce is majority female, but leadership doesn't reflect it. Inadequate management is rampant. PIPs...

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      Advice to Management

      Advance talent. Pay them well. Cut dead-weight. You can't give FHI 360 staff stability in the organizational structure or advance our mission otherwise. You know what changes need to be made. Be politically brave.

    • Helpful (1)

      Discriminitaive Employer

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at FHI 360 full-time

      Pros

      Things looked good only for few weeks, then..

      Cons

      Discriminating, lots of snakes under your table, watch out!

      Advice to Management

      Support your greatest assets people to win!

    • Program Officer II

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      Former Employee - Program Officer II in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at FHI 360 full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great colleagues, good opportunities to move up, with the right manager.

      Cons

      Stuck in certain positions because of process. CEO and COO are disconnected from the workforce of program and technical staff. Often times staff are overworked because of poor planning and under budgeting.

      Advice to Management

      CEO and COO need to be less focused on the shiny new thing and more focused on strengthening the existing money generating activities of the organization.

    • Great place to start a career

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FHI 360

      Pros

      In general, staff are friendly, motivated, intelligent people

      Cons

      Senior staff were always very busy, and junior staff could get bored/stagnate on feelilng challenged after a year or two

      Advice to Management

      Give more opportunities to junior staff and know when to designate/train

    • Helpful (1)

      Great mission

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at FHI 360 full-time

        Pros

        Overall the company champions a great mission and a number the employees are very passionate.

        Cons

        Poor management and not great opportunities for mobility.

      • Director

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        Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at FHI 360 full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Interesting,work great staff, nice offices

        Cons

        Too bureaucratic, too centralized, too focused on the future instead of the present, not agile

        Advice to Management

        Decentralize,

      • Helpful (1)

        Work is meaningful!

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        Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Durham, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at FHI 360 full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        In my 22 year career, I have worked for some pretty incredible organizations. However, none have offered a better work/life balance. It's also nice to be surrounded by people who want to work to make the world a better place and who want to improve lives for those who often don't have the means to do it on their own. We also have amazing benefits, including a 12% pension!

        Cons

        We don't offer tuition reimbursement. It's the one thing I feel like our benefits are lacking.

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