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Updated May 22, 2022

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3.7
69%
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84%
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International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband
David Miliband
327 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    If you love refugees, its the right place for you

    May 18, 2022 - Employment Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Diverse workplace No discriminations Excellent place to begin processional career in international development

    Cons

    Massive workload low salary Repetitive work Limited growth opportunities

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    IRC

    May 17, 2022 - Client Advocate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people and colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in leadership and very difficult to make changes.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Professional with strategic vision

    May 11, 2022 - Senior Technical Advisor Child Health and Nutrition in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Highly skilled staff , great leadership

    Cons

    Poor middle management , staff burn out

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Place

    May 9, 2022 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Beautiful People -collaborative environment, alot of skills you'll hone in on

    Cons

    Pay is low for amount of work

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Program manager

    May 6, 2022 - Program Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent vacation time (20 days paid plus sick leave and paid federal holidays)

    Cons

    Room for growth- additional positions

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Caring People & Great Mission

    May 3, 2022 - Caseworker in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * Staff w/ diverse backgrounds * Love for different cultures * Personal development encouraged

    Cons

    * Pay & raises don't really allow much room for negotiation * This is not explicitly said, and is my opinion only-- but some people that have been there for YEARS haven't really been promoted and have only been granted a title change with something of a raise only to watch people more junior at the organization advance and quickly become managers within their field. Not sure if this is due to lack of personal ambitions or org politics and being averse to certain work styles, but it is something to be aware of. And yes-- the majority of these individuals that haven't advanced are POC.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great organization that struggles with work/life balance

    May 18, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Amazing mission and fantastically smart staff.

    Cons

    Leadership does not fund the initiatives it claims to value in the strategy. It a sold employees to constantly add to their responsibilities without considering what to remove from their plate.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    great place for career growth and work-life balance

    May 3, 2022 - Senior Communications Officer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    lots of career growth opportunities

    Cons

    a lot of calls / meetings

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    HR

    May 14, 2022 - Human Resources Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good cause supporting people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Hard time attracting and keeping talent because they don't have a large budget or much room for growth

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Program Advisor

    Apr 28, 2022 - Program Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, mission driven, great small-team culture, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Hierarchies can stagnate growth opportunities; lack of work life balance

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International Rescue Committee Reviews FAQs

International Rescue Committee has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,298 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at International Rescue Committee to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, International Rescue Committee employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at International Rescue Committee. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

69% of International Rescue Committee employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated International Rescue Committee 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at International Rescue Committee to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

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