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Updated January 18, 2018
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International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband
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Pros
  • HQ has an open, positive work environment (in 32 reviews)

  • My supervisors were excellent leaders and I learned a lot from them (in 9 reviews)

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

  • Difficult work-life balance as internal expectation is that you will continually go above and beyond your role (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "INtern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment and mission

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  2. "Gift Officer"

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

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    An incredibly meaningful mission and inspirational leader, President David Miliband.

    Cons

    Speaking only about headquarters personnel in NYC, they are not as transparent and progressive as they mean to be and many at the higher levels are free range, not following general leadership principles. Strategies are strong and impressive (with the IRC providing impact reports like no other humanitarian organization); culture is a drain with lots of outward cheerfulness that is more of a "show" than reality. That said, there are lots of incredibly talented people and if you are presented an opportunity, I'd suggest investigating whether the culture I've mentioned will be overcome by your love of the mission and the many wonderful people who work there.

  3. "Immigration Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Learn the immigration application and process.

    Cons

    Day consists of interviews with clients. Sometimes clients do not speak english.

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place, great people, flexible schedule

    Cons

    As an intern, not much to learn in the office. Mostly doing paperwork and greeting customers


  5. "AmeriCorps"

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

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Great people, diverse coworker, very intelligent staff and clients

    Cons

    underpaid, needs more funding, needs more support from community resources


  6. "great organization , very kind full , professional staff"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    be part of this great team and be able to help refugees and meet a lot of cultures

    Cons

    there is really nothing to say


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Mission, salaries, financial management, field work

    Cons

    Poor leadership creates a toxic environment in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff complaints and get rid of bad leaders.

  8. "Intern great experience in college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rescue Committee part-time

    Pros

    Clients come from fascinating places, are grateful of your service, and have life experience to share. As an intern you'll gain an introduction to international development and humanitarian relief work.

    Cons

    Caseworkers and programming employees stretched thin, physical office space sub-par


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation package and benefits.

    Cons

    Professional development is not a priority.


  10. "assistant accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Rescue Committee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    multicultural work environment, love to work

    Cons

    low salary, small office with a lot of employes

    Advice to Management

    no


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