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International Development Group Reviews

Updated Jan 27, 2016

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International Development Group CEO David Snelbecker (no image)
David Snelbecker
2 Ratings
  1. "This is a very small firm that offers employees what it can."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Development Group part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Personal attention is a key value; allows employees to work from off-site; offers flexibility to learn new skills, embark on new assignments.

    Cons

    since it is so small, there is not as much backup as with a bigger firm. Also working off site makes it difficult for employees to communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the company b winning more contracts. To accomplish this upper management must be more involved with proposals. Go only after contracts that are suited to this firm.

    International Development Group2015-03-24
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    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Development Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cannot think of one thing besides a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    Everything. I'll begin by describing management (the 4 of them). Zero interpersonal skills, they provide no guidance or direction, they are completely uninterested in employee growth, particularly of their junior staff, they gossip amongst one another and never provide open and productive criticism on your work. They discriminate in their when selecting both employees and consultants for projects. Leadership is non... existent. They will throw you under the bus any chance they get. Consultants- beware. You will not have clear and forthright communication. You will receive everything extremely late, including your payments! Expect to get paid once every 2 months for your work. If you don't get along with the terribly 4, expect to be cut from the project. Partners- lets just say partner orgs are bound by contract to continue working relations with this company... not by choice. Have heard from multiple sources that partners have been profusely disappointed by this company... both in production, communication, and untimely payments.

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    Advice to Management

    Shut down the company or sell.

    International Development Group2016-01-27
  3. "Why International Development Group is a great place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at International Development Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The management is excellent, very smart and values the employees. Employees are given many opportunities to assume new responsibilities and undertake challenging activities in the field of international development. Opportunities to travel are also provided. Flexibility exists to do some work at home or offsite.

    Cons

    Since IDG is a small firm, sometimes there is not a lot of professional backstopping. Also the business relies on government contracts, which can be somewhat erratic.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to look for new ways to grow the company so it can provide more growth opportunities for employees.

    International Development Group2014-03-19
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