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International Medical Corps Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Field staff is hardworking and trying to make a difference in communities (in 3 reviews)

  • Field staff are amazing and believe in the cause they are working for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No transparencies in the senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • Some Regional Coordinators and other senior staff clearly show favoritism and recruitment process is not transparent (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Monitoring and Evaluation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at International Medical Corps (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is very good in providing health humanitarian services. They have good systems for operations.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I was assigned to insecure places so security issues

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great, and that was the hardest part about leaving. I enjoyed the work I did, and found it to be incredibly challenging and engaging. I also liked that through the wide variety of programs IMC has you were able to get a lot of different experiences.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of behind the scenes conversations that would go on, and many used knowledge as power. There was a lot of decisions made, and most of the time employees were notified in a sort of "by the way" manner.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Passionate place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Medical Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) The people in the field, they get what is needed and drive hard to deliver work in hard to reach and difficult environments to achieve success in our programs.

    2) The mission, the mission is strong to all and folks from the administrative to leadership get why International Medical Corps was founded and where we are today.

    3) Excellent benefits, pension and retirement scheme is very competitive.

    Cons

    1) Work ethic, "make it happen now" or "needed this completed yesterday". It's hard to comment a con on this when the organization is humanitarian and emergency response based but it's set us up to chase ourselves, continually.

    2) No reasonable insurance to HQ spouses, there are no affordable options to HQ staff to provide insurance to their spouses.

    Advice to Management

    Read the GD reviews, listen to your staff and folks will continue to drive and raise International Medical Corps to new heights!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Positive and Passionate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every person working here is positive and passionate about making a positive impact. They will try to take care of your every need. The work done by the field teams is invaluable and saves countless lives.

    Cons

    The various departments and department heads are woefully disconnected, often doubling or throwing away work. Any attempts to seriously improve communication or infrastructure inevitably hits impassable roadblocks. While the work done out in the field is paid utmost attention, internal issues rarely get addressed.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Field Site Manager/Emergency Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Field Sites Manager/Head of Field Offices in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sites Manager/Head of Field Offices in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Medical Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    IMC is an International medical NGO with expertise in its areas of intervention. IMC improves the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities.

    FIrst responder in emergencies.

    Cons

    In general IMC is good organization which is doing a great job on the field to assist people in need. But we have some country directors who are managing a mission like a private property.

    Advice to Management

    IMC should put in place a mecanism to avoid the mismanagement raised above.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "IMC"

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    Former Employee - Public Health Nurse in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Public Health Nurse in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good R&R policy, well compensated, & excellent at emergency response

    Cons

    Management hiring not based on experience


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Coulda been a contender"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can-do emergency response organization that hits the ground running - stick to it!

    Cons

    Senior leadership lost only VP that went to the field last year - who is listening?

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to get back to the field and listen to field leadership


  8. "Senior Logistics Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germany, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germany, GA

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time

    Pros

    I have experience with IMC for one year and half in Syria branch and now i am in Germany. I am interessting with IMC tasks and goals and i want to be a part from IMC again.

    Cons

    I don't have any idea about the atmosphere in Germany and how works goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Well organized individual
    customer service skills
    team player
    positive attitude
    allows open access to information


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not very humane work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At first I was very excited. What a great cause! Plus there are very interesting people that you get to work with. Good healthcare - which you need, because the job will take years off your life.

    Cons

    Their internal systems are dated and inefficient. This more than tripled the time it took to do simple tasks. IT was always fixing issues with my computer, over and over and over. My manager was inexperienced and barely understood excel. In their defense, we shouldn't have had EVERYTHING in excel - it's 2015,not 1997. I could have worked every weekend and it wouldn't have been acknowledged as anything extraordinary. I also had to work along side a toxic bully, who's behaviors was nurtured by an equally unpleasant VP. But that department hires people too young and inexperienced to know they could sue for the bullying they receive.

    Advice to Management

    Remove bullies
    Improve databases


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Program Officer"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Medical Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Doing diligent and needed health care work overseas!

    Cons

    When I was there, it was a one woman show, how literally controlled everything. It was like living in a Jail. However, the intent and delivery of health care services to the needy population, was noteworthy, and made the work fulfilling.

    Advice to Management

    Make the management of IMC a joint effort of health professionals, and not just the one CEO.


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