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Pros
  • Work environment community is great, weekly get together across departments (in 4 reviews)

  • Good team, not much stress, decent pay compared to local average, long history, stable organization, no real competitor for the product we make (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior staff overlook junior staff (in 3 reviews)

  • no one is interested about what you did over the weekend (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Communities (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work in Social work

    Cons

    Nothing negative to comment about

    Advice to Management

    Over Friendly


  2. "Kigali Office: Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Global Communities as an intern

    Pros

    Got a lot of responsibility as an intern which made me feel respected by my employers
    Work environment community is great, weekly get together across departments

    Cons

    No cons, it was a formative experience


  3. Helpful (3)

    "It's definitely what you make of it - but there's a lot to be made"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Global Communities full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to do meaningful work and advance if you push for it
    - Committed, pleasant, competent colleagues, especially middle-management and junior staff

    Cons

    - Not all departments are as effective as others
    - Job satisfaction largely depends on what you make of the experience and what team you're on


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Global Communities is what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global Communities actively encourages staff to identify and implement the best solutions to the toughest challenges in international development. Its community development approach ensures that staff are exposed to knowledge from people all over the world and urged to apply those lessons in other regions and topics. Global Communities welcomes creative thinkers who come up with new ideas (even if those ideas end up failing) and people who are adaptable to difficult situations, personalities and politics. Still, in 20 years in Washington, I have yet to see a more enthusiastic, collaborative, innovative group of people than the ones at Global Communities.

    Cons

    Like most jobs, one's experience at Global Communities largely comes down to who your supervisor is. So if you do not have the most enlightened manager (or you have one who is overburdened or under-qualified), you will have to work harder to make your views known and your work recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open dialog with staff and bear in mind that you will learn much more through one-on-one conversations than through staff-wide meetings. Know that while you can't make everyone happy all the time, you can focus on trends - both positive and negative - and act accordingly to improve morale and retain top talent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Experiences vary - on balance, mine has been excellent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Doing the most meaningful thing imaginable
    - Financially stable
    - Great colleagues, great projects, opportunities to see incredible things
    - Well-intending CEO, organization going through (positive) change

    Cons

    - organization changing for the better but still some negative hangovers of the past
    - some departments are great to work with and for, but some are not
    - some areas of work experience heavy bureaucracy
    - too many millennials expecting everything to be handed to them...

    Advice to Management

    Keep on changing the organization for the better and listen carefully to feedback from all levels in the organization, especially the program managers around the world


  7. "data collecter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Claims Adjuster in Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
    Former Employee - Senior Field Claims Adjuster in Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Global Communities part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    to be a bridge for underprivileged people pass to develop themselves by showing them how to start internal saving and lending group and how it can uplift their lives

    Cons

    better to help people to improve themselves but could be bad enough helping by teachings without start up stage

    Advice to Management

    management should think how to give these people their teaching to save and lending among them may a small capital


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Communities full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good team, not much stress, decent pay compared to local average, long history, stable organization, no real competitor for the product we make

    Cons

    no parking spot at the premises


  9. "As an employee one can find CHF one of the best organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional environment, carrier enhancement, opportunity to learn more

    Cons

    Lack of communication between field lower staff and HQ

    Advice to Management

    HQ's should monitor/ problems and crises at field offices to enhance productivity of the field staff


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