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Elisa Massimino
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  1. "Great time at HRF"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights First

    Pros

    Really awesome projects, interns feel extremely valued, extremely mission oriented, great supervisors

    Cons

    Unpaid and no reimbursement for travel

    Human Rights First2017-01-11
  2. "Solid org doing great work"

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    Former Employee - Internship 

    I worked at Human Rights First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and timely work, respectful colleagues, good work life balance

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized, low name recognition, not promising prospects for getting brought on fulltime post-internship.

    Human Rights First2019-04-20
  3. "Friendly people, great location"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly and willing to engage. They had a social club that tried to bring staff together, because many of them worked in different departments that might not interact otherwise.

    Cons

    There is also an office in NY and sometimes the DC office and the NY office weren't in sync with each other.

    Human Rights First2019-03-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Human Rights Last - not living internally by the values espoused externally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Human Rights First full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The Refugee protection program and team does truly important work. The national security team is strong. There is good expertise at the director level. There are many smart people. There is a new CEO who may infuse new momentum. (The previous CEO was also someone who was respected in the community, so this is not a critique of her.)

    Cons

    2018 was a terrible year for the organization - financially, for morale, and for reputation. Things had been relatively positive until that point - although clearly the organization was not financially stable. When times are tough, you can either motivate people and double down on your principles and values - or you can create a Darwinian system where you allow people to be disrespected, enable narcissism to be used...

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    Advice to Management

    HRF is no longer well positioned on foreign policy and is likely doing its own refocusing on its core strengths, such as domestic refugee issues and security - which would be good. Talk to key foreign policy stakeholders (SFRC, HFAC, sister organizations) to get a real sense of HRF's reputation. If it wants to be seen as collaborative and bipartisan, bring in some R's. If the mission is to hold up America to its...

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    Human Rights First2019-01-17
  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Human Rights First

    Pros

    Great working space and connection on the hill

    Cons

    Interns are often tasked with a lot and receive no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a clear process for engaging and supervising interns.

    Human Rights First2017-04-11
  6. "Great Place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights First full-time

    Pros

    Loved working at HRF! Friendly staff, quiet work environment and HR is really great

    Cons

    Their maternity leave policy is not the best.

    Human Rights First2017-03-27
  7. "Not worth it"

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

    I have been working at Human Rights First full-time

    Pros

    Casual office environment for non management employees.

    Cons

    Management could use some training. Unfair treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Too many Chiefs, not enough followers.

    Human Rights First2017-03-01
  8. "Intern review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Human Rights First

      Pros

      A great organization committed to advancing human rights Relaxed work environment Supportive people Good location

      Cons

      Day-to-day tasks can be tedious

      Human Rights First2016-11-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "government relations"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Human Rights First full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        great mission, very focused and strategic, smart colleagues, fast paced, driven, pragmatic, great benefits package

        Cons

        communication can be frustrating, mid to lower level staff can feel under-valued, unclear decision making processes

        Advice to Management

        engaging staff more regularly in decision-making processes may help them feel more valued and less caught off guard in the event of significant organizational changes. this may also help to create a better environment of trust and collaboration. the mission and strategy -- and the niche -- that Human Rights First has carved out for itself in recent years is commendable and impressive. keep up the great work!

        Human Rights First2016-08-30
      • "Direct care counselor"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Human Rights First

        Pros

        always hiring, christmas bonus

        Cons

        low pay, staff is a mes

        Advice to Management

        hire better staff, Screen staff.

        Human Rights First2015-08-28
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