FHI 360 Employee Reviews about "people"
87% would recommend to a friend
(125 total reviews)
Tessie San Martin, PhD, MS
94% approve of CEO
Found 125 of over 757 reviews
Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- "It has several good benefits" (in 65 reviews)
- "Great people to work with" (in 44 reviews)
- "The mission of the organization is great as well as they staff." (in 33 reviews)
- "Great and dedicated colleagues give you a sense of belonging." (in 24 reviews)
- "Good work environment were one can thrive when following the work procedures" (in 15 reviews)
- "The management is horrible." (in 24 reviews)
- "Some of the clients are demanding and senior leadership doesn’t push back." (in 23 reviews)
- "Pay is low for the requirements to get a technical job (some of our interns have masters degrees)." (in 20 reviews)
- "Low salary (that's really all actually)" (in 15 reviews)
- "Upper management seems completely cut off and detached from the real world and their employees." (in 12 reviews)
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- 3.0Dec 19, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
A lot of dedicated and smart people to work with.
Since merge, it is still going through a sock of two very different cultures trying to work together. At this point, very hierarchical and buerocratic.2
- 4.0Apr 14, 2014Program Officer IIFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
- great organization for entry-level employees to get their foot in the door - comparable compensation to other orgs; great benefits (12% contribution to pension!) - interesting and challenging projects - people at HQ and country offices are amazing to work with
- bureaucratic - not much room for growth after certain level; a lot of people leave and come back for higher level jobs - acquisition with AED was a nightmare and continues to be messy; lots of disorganization - roles and responsibilities of HQ departments not clearly delineated; program staff take on all realms of responsibility3
- 4.0Jan 14, 2015Project AnalystCurrent EmployeeDurham, NC
The workplace is very nice and the people are pretty nice. Work schedule is flexible, no many tight deadlines. Pension package and health insurance are excellent.
For youngsters, it is not very challenging and doesn't provide plenty of quick promotions.
- 4.0Jun 11, 2019Project CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
Great place to work with many genuinely nice people who truly care about making a difference. Good work-life balance and decent benefits.
Hierarchical management. Can be hard to have a seat at a table depending on who your supervisor is.1
- 2.0Mar 20, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Some very talented people work here who are highly committed and care a lot about their work.
People in leadership are confused and not transparent.2
- 3.0May 20, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The people who work at FHI 360 are often very passionate about their job and are often exceedingly nice. The location in DC is amazing.
FHI 360 is often very bureaucratic with complex processes that can be difficult to overcome despite best intentions. There are also not as many opportunities for advancement for younger staff.5
- 5.0Aug 6, 2018RecruiterCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDurham, NC
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.
I don't have a con.
- 3.0Jan 8, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeLagos
A lot of opportunities to learn everything from field experience to paper work to managing people
You are not exactly sure what your job description is. So much time is wasted on meetings. Pay is awful
- 4.0Nov 11, 2020Project DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsWashington, DC
The people who work here are largely smart and good at their jobs. There is a lot of flexibility and room for growth. Great benefits.
As a non profit, salaries can be lower at competitors. There is a lot of bureaucracy that can stand in the way of actually getting work done. Central services are not as client focused as we are required to be on the technical side2
- 3.0Aug 24, 2014Program Officer IFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWashington, DC
FHI 360 is a quality organization with inspired employees, motivated leaders and a secured place in the future of international development. It is a company in transition that has a bright future. You will meet some amazing people who have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of people around the world. From an entry level standpoint, this company will introduce you to the highs and lows of the profession. The younger subset of the office is active and thriving; there are many people to meet and interact with in and out of the office. This is a fantastic place to learn and grow.
Some employees (especially former AED people) are disgruntled. The senior leadership is making very serious overtures to the rank and file but it does not seem to resonate.10