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Freedom House Senior Program Associate Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2018

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  1. "Steady growth, if you are focused"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freedom House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment is as laid back or as fast paced as you want. Mission-driven staff Promotions throughout the organization at all levels are a great moral boost. Talented, hard-working and engaging staff. 401k retirement, vacation and summer hours are great benefits. Inspiring and helpful onboarding of new staff – out-of-towners are assisted in their serach for apartments in DC, and finding a doctor; observed remarkably...

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    Cons

    Most programs aren’t able to fund more than one SPO position. Some staff are sick every week.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and IT meeting staff for happy hour is awkward. Watching from the sidelines, you need to better manage expectations of junior staff – most are great, a handful are downright unpleasant to work with, and probably should not have been hired.

    Freedom House2013-09-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Program Associate"

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

    I have been working at Freedom House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing staff and good organizational goals

    Cons

    salaries are very low and the benefits do not match similar organizations in the area.

    Freedom House2018-01-12
  3. Helpful (5)

    "A Shot in the Dark: Somewhere Between Great and Absolutely Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freedom House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Long standing, well respected organization with reputation for principled, committed democracy and human rights work. By and large, staff are generally committed, talented, hardworking and compassionate people. Entry level staff and other young professionals can quickly build skills and get experience in the major processes that are a part of international work: proposal development, project implementation, some...

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    Cons

    Working environment varies greatly depending on which team you are on. Some teams are great, others mediocre, and on some teams the working environment is very toxic (overworked, understaffed, poor management). For those on "toxic" teams, staff sometimes deal with months of being treated poorly and disrespected by managers who are bullies while they look for another job. "Exit strategy" becomes a catch phrase for...

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    Advice to Management

    The need to address junior staff concerns with true action instead of lip service is enormous. It would go a long way in recovering a positive internal reputation for Freedom House. In this fiscal climate, salary raises and promotions may not be possible, but management must improve or overturn will continue to skyrocket, knowledge retention will be decrease and the programs will suffer for it, if they have not already....

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    Freedom House2013-09-25
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Fair"

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

    I worked at Freedom House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great network opportunities, a lot of travel

    Cons

    lack of structure, pay is ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with management skills

    Freedom House2012-06-06
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