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I-TECH Reviews

Updated August 26, 2017
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  1. "Great people doing good work. Funding and management challenges."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people working at I-TECH are smart and dedicated.

    Cons

    Funding reliant on federal money - an ever changing and movable target. Unstable and unpredictable. Management has not yet considered going after other types of grants to stabilize the workflow.


  2. "Poor management, toxic work environment...but great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at I-TECH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The worker bees at I-TECH are an incredibly dedicated crew with strong experience and technical expertise and a real passion for global health. The amazing people plus opportunity to contribute to meaningful work and the UW’s plush benefits are the top draws at I-TECH.

    Cons

    I-TECH’s Achilles heal is poor management: People in management positions invest little time in actually managing staff or have no interest in it. Over my years at I-TECH, I have seen many instances of upper management bullying staff. Instead of intervening, I-TECH allows this behavior to continue and keeps in place (or promotes) poor managers while forcing out the employees, either through continued abuse or “layoffs”. This pattern has driven out many bright and promising people. It has also squashed any real diversity and innovation.

    Good management promotes productivity, and diversity - whether in background, personality or work style – enriches an organization and fosters innovation, which I-TECH sorely needs. I-TECH leadership would do well to recognize this.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good managers to be managers. And hold poor managers accountable; this means real action, not just lip service. Fill upper management roles based on merit, not personal ties to leadership. Be present. Either lead according to I-TECH’s operating principles, or do away with them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at I-TECH as a contractor

    Pros

    no pros all bunch of liars

    Cons

    they will be sweet while talking to you, but later they dont care about you.

    Advice to Management

    you should consider others feelings and try to work with them


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing colleagues, disappointing changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    So many of the program staff here are amazing people. They are hardworking and have substantial experience in international health and development. The work can be very interesting and fulfilling.

    Cons

    I-TECH threw out the baby with the bathwater. The organization is beginning to feel the results of some poor leadership/management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    I'd put advice here, but you wouldn't follow it.


  5. "great opportunity to work internationally"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at I-TECH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented team members who are passionate

    Cons

    Senior management are not sensitive to mid management.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management has less experience than staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at I-TECH full-time

    Pros

    The work at I-TECH is stimulating and there are many opportunities to work with people around the globe and feel that you are making a difference.

    Cons

    After a process of re-organization that devalued the skills of the technical staff, a new hierarchical country-based management structure was put into place. This did not reflect skills or years of experience in global health. In fact, the director has little direct experience in global health.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to honor and value your technical staff that have the experience and skills that keep this organization running.


  7. "Good work but not much room for growth"

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    Current Contractor - Manager
    Current Contractor - Manager
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at I-TECH as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I-TECH has excellent vision, mission and values. They focus on delivering quality and impact driven programmes. They are respected for their capacity building and innovative approaches to health system strengthening.

    Cons

    They are not good at developing their local staff and leadership positions are often reserved for foreign nationals, so while their aim is to build local capacity they are not great at developing the capacity of local staff.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your local teams to ensure sustainability of initiatives beyond I-TECH.

  8. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very good company to work.

    Good benefits

    Cons

    No cab facilities ,more work and less resources