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International Center for Research on Women Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and make a difference"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Center for Research on Women full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and talented staff. Dedication to the mission, very open minded.

    Cons

    You should expect to work on a variety of issues, not just what you want. This is sometimes a disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great leadership and support to staff. Great work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    ICRW has a wonderful mission and is full of employees who are passionate about their work and passionate about helping people

    Cons

    Sometimes it was challenging to build out a strategy to talk about the work they do outside of the niche they were comfortable operating in.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Center for Research on Women full-time

    Pros

    I am just starting my career, and ICRW pays me an extremely competitive salary and great benefits for my position. My coworkers and bosses are approachable and take care to consider my interests and skills when assigning tasks to me. Employees are full of passion and we are taking on exciting, enormous new projects.

    Cons

    We are currently in a state of great change, with a new website, logo, and renovations, so things are a bit chaotic, but we'll see how the dust settles.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Center for Research on Women full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great mentoring and learning environment
    - Good pay package as entry level
    - Very amicable and relatively flat org

    Cons

    - Lack of executive level direction, short-term solutions to management problems
    - Lots of overtime because the work load and time are not managed well. Project management not up to the mark.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with staff in needed


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, great people, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at International Center for Research on Women (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers and staff. Everyone who works there cares deeply about international development and gender equality. Many of the benefits provided to staff members are exceptional, compared to other organizations I've seen or worked at.

    Cons

    ICRW's management has their priorities backwards in a lot of ways. There is a huge wage gap between senior staff and lower-level staff. Senior staff are grossly compensated when compared with any non-profit salary survey (for its budget size) while lower-level staff are on the low-end for like-sized organizations. Huge disparities within one staff level as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower-level staff members about their concerns and take them into consideration as you continue to make changes at the organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission and organization, but definitely need to make some big changes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Subject matter is inspiring. The researchers and programmatic staff are passionate and knowledgeable about their areas of work. They were super sweet and never rude unlike some of the other staff members. Flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Leadership is clueless. Business development and communications is a mess. The organization does not how to stay relevant and ahead of the curve. If you're not in the president's "nice list," you'll probably never be respected or taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good and there's no moving forward without taking some risks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "used to be strong"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great mission and great staff, rising India office, and still some really good continuing work that started with previous leaders

    Cons

    lack of vision by new president--the inspiration and credibility is now lacking--mass exodus of good people

    Advice to Management

    change leadership

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Organization with lots of promise, but they often got in their own way."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Center for Research on Women full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart workforce, interesting research issues. Much-need new leadership came into play in mid-2010. Changes made reflect a desire to be taken seriously and operate efficiently and credibly.

    Cons

    Employees showed a surprising lack of respect for one another and for their leadership -- disappointing given how educated the workforce is. Often stymied decision-making and progress of the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the employee base accountable; a voice and a voice also comes with responsibility.


  9. "Great learning opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Senior leadership recognise and appreciate good work. Great vision and work.

    Cons

    Low engagement among mid-level programme staff.


  10. "mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Center for Research on Women (More than a year)

    Pros

    good connections to development sector donor organisations, they have high profile projects coming in. there is a possibility of international exposure if the management is feeling good that day

    Cons

    the management of the delhi office is split between two strong personalities. rewards are skewed as is work load and appreciation. there is no set path of mentoring younger researchers in the course of their work.
    not very sure whether everyone in the organisation understands what gender means.
    the work culture wasn't the greatest for a younger researcher wanting to explore different thematics within the organisation

    Advice to Management

    change processes (or put processes in place) so that things are a little less person and personality based.


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