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International Rescue Committee Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Small offices provide for intimate work environment (in 27 reviews)

  • and you will also get hands-on experience working with refugees and understanding the resettlement system (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Like any non-profit they tended to be short on funding (in 17 reviews)

  • Work environment and culture does not support a healthy work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Communications Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Some flexibility on telecommuting and progressive parental leave benefits.

    Cons

    HR policies around recruiting interns has been inconsistent and too rigid.


  2. "An ethical company that's fighting the good fight."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Great people and enjoyable work

    Cons

    Many clients in need of assistance

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great team worked there

    Cons

    Was really tied to public funding.


  4. "Great place for young humanitarians"

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

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Workplace culture, helping people, somewhat flexible, thrilling, promote from within, the work is always interesting

    Cons

    Leadership not always forthcoming, definitely a place for single childless employees, no room for growth for years at a time, leadership willing to accept workers working themselves to the bone

    Advice to Management

    In an unsure time during this administration, be more open with all of your staff. Sometimes the staff find out more from other resettlement agencies and their CEOs


  5. "Immigration Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    - People are friendly
    - Sometimes there's free food
    - Low-stress, always finish work before the end time

    Cons

    - tedious, boring tasks
    - typical intern's work, copying, printing, etc
    - some people don't seem to care about interns


  6. "Part-time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    Great people who work hard to help others.

    Cons

    None really that I can think of.


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    "Health Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Strong systems and procedures to support your work. Opportunities to grow within the organization. Field-based teams are very grounded in the realities of the work and the needs of communities served.

    Cons

    Work environment and culture does not support a healthy work life balance. Headquarters is very bloated and from a field-based perspective, it often feels as though the organization's priorities are not always positioned to best support the field work.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    -You have a direct impact on the well-being of your clients
    -Working in local office allows you to have impact on your immediate community
    -Great glimpse at what its like to work in a nonprofit

    Cons

    -Not a whole lot of direction given from supervisors-- a lot of my work depended on my own initiative
    -Sometimes work was menial, but that's to be expected in a nonprofit where the work is so critical
    -Unpaid, which also understandable but limited the amount of time I was able to work there since I had to hold at least one other job to support myself


  9. "AmeriCorps"

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    Former Employee - Job Placement AmeriCorps in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Job Placement AmeriCorps in San Jose, CA

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers who were passionate and worked hard
    Ability to work independently and own projects
    Good position for recent college grad to get experience in a nonprofit

    Cons

    Lack of structure and organization
    Easily burnt out
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and support to staff
    Listen to staff feedback
    Make sure all employees are pulling equal weight


  10. "Resettlement Caseworker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team; The company also stresses self-care and hold non-work events for the whole office (picnics, park-visits, etc); Generous paid time-off (sick hours and vacation days are separate)

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to higher positions


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