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FHI 360 Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "However, none have offered a better work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Good Work Environment and Excellent Contribution to the Science of Improving Lives" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at FHI 360 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, values, benefits, work/life balance and people. I work with incredible people that care about what they do and want to make a difference. My team is amazing on all levels and willing to help out at any time.

    Cons

    I don't have a con.


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FHI 360 full-time (More than 8 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,

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work is meaningful!"

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

    I have been working at FHI 360 full-time (More than 5 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.


  4. "Excellent company to work for!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FHI 360 full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, travel opportunities, and career growth.

    Cons

    Some processes need updating and improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow the talent to make improvements. It shows a collaborative work environment


  5. "Amazing organization an employees..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time

    Pros

    Organization values employees, good benefits and culture

    Cons

    Funding concerns, but all NGO's experience this


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    humanitarian work, good benefits, good systems in place

    Cons

    Absolutely horrendous supervisor. He belittled, harassed, never gave feedback on performance until the last minute, played mind games. Made my life miserable. I would never work there again.

    Advice to Management

    Control your HR management


  7. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time

    Pros

    A collaborative, multicultural environment.

    Cons

    At the entry level, prepare to be a paper pushing copy jockey (contracting new consultants, invoicing, processing subcontractor payments, organizing travel for consultants and higher ups, keeping notes at meetings).

  8. "Country Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, great people on an important mission

    Cons

    Insufficient attention to fostering technical excellence at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to technical teams, including research and technical assistance groups


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Large bureaucratic and siloed organization with opportunities for the opportunistic"

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    Former Employee - Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Apparently really good retirement benefits
    -Large network globally
    -Good name recognition
    -Lots of talent and experts

    Cons

    -Junior staff are cliquey
    -Often a lack of direction from management staff
    -Weird, siloed atmosphere
    -Extremely bureaucratic with arduous checks and balances systems which often make internal candidates preferable to others since teaching people the system is time consuming
    -Lots of big personalities which can make working for specific departments unpleasant
    -Stereotypical corporate like culture (though many corporations have a friendlier culture)

    Advice to Management

    You are just trying


  10. "Manager, Outreach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FHI 360 full-time

    Pros

    Great place to grow up professionally. Lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Pressure to sell the program


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