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International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband
David Miliband
143 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and coworkers(in 41 reviews)

  • "International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the lead International Humanitarian Organization(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Like any non-profit they tended to be short on funding(in 20 reviews)

  • "The political climate in the United States greatly affects the funding and ability of this agency to resettle refugees(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent employer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits, opportunities for promotion, and career development opportunities.

      Cons

      Difficult to break into HQ roles

      International Rescue Committee2019-03-16
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great people, work hours, and benefits.

      Cons

      Job uncertainty due to grant funded positions.

      International Rescue Committee2019-05-24
    • "A wonderful organization to be part of"

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        Current Employee - Volunteer in Tucson, AZ
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at International Rescue Committee part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Connection with the community of people from other parts of the world who have sought refuge in and are now contributing to the United States. Knowing that what you do is helping them to help themselves and their families start over. Also, connect with other interesting and talented people - IRC staff and other volunteers. In my case, what I also love about it is getting outside and literally "getting my hands dirty";...

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        Cons

        During a time when the US government Executive Branch is actively hostile to refugees, resources for not-for-profit organizations such as the IRC are even more limited than they usually are.

        International Rescue Committee2019-05-07
      • "Positive Place to Work"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

          Pros

          Excellent experience, treat employees well, great management

          Cons

          Little room for growth in local offices

          International Rescue Committee2019-04-30
        • "Great organization to work if...."

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          Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Pros for position at HQ NY - Salary is pretty good for a nonprofit and benefits are amazing! - Flexible schedule will depend on your workload, office and manager. - Lots of professional development opportunities - There are a lot of employment opportunities for internal staff and flexibility to move around and participate in short assignments

          Cons

          Cons for position at HQ NY - Some staff treat their employees are not very nice or fair - Though there are plenty of employment opportunities and short term assignments, it can get highly competitive - Too many consultants are getting hired who have minimal knowledge about IRC's work

          International Rescue Committee2019-04-25
        • "Interns given a lot of responsibilities"

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          Former Employee - Resettlement Intern in Elizabeth, NJ
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at International Rescue Committee part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Doing work worth doing, great hands-on experience

          Cons

          Too much potential liability on interns

          International Rescue Committee2019-04-05
        • "Good / committed people, low pay, run by hetero, white British man"

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          Former Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Most of the people working in their service office were committed and supportive.

          Cons

          Low pay. Stressful environment since it is direct service. Overall, organization is founded by a cis-hetero, white, British man for refugee resettlement. (Enough said)

          Advice to Management

          Pay interns. Need to emphasize kindness among staff, who treat rotating interns and other staff poorly at times.

          International Rescue Committee2019-03-28
        • Helpful (2)

          "Completely negligent with staff"

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          Former Employee - Program Manager 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Rewarding work. Wonderful clients. Smart, compassionate colleagues.

          Cons

          Despite IRC Way standards and practices, they do not support their staff or follow up appropriately on concerns addressed; investigations to gross misconduct are ignored. Culture of care is virtually non-existent, despite beautiful presentations that would indicate otherwise.

          Advice to Management

          When I began working at IRC, I lived for the work and loved it. The positive experience I had was completely eradicated in a few years by lack of oversight and support from HQ stemming from leadership problems at the local level. Show that you are willing to take action and support your staff when problems arise at the local office. Listen to your staff, implement recommendations from surveys. And watch for patterns happening...

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          International Rescue Committee2019-03-10
        • "AmeriCorps"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Nice people, easy work, interaction with refugees/asylees

          Cons

          Difficult moving up; hierarchal

          International Rescue Committee2019-02-18
        • "Great staff, amazing culture"

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          Current Employee - Career Development Specialist 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time

          Pros

          An amazing and supporting place to work. Would recommend to anyone who is passionate about refugee advocacy and is experienced in the nonprofit field.

          Cons

          No cons that I can think of.

          International Rescue Committee2019-01-31
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