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International Rescue Committee Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Like any non-profit they tended to be short on funding (in 15 reviews)

  • High turnover which effects the office moral and workflow (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "IRC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The projects I had worked on were meaningful. I was given clear guidance as to what was expected from me and my hard work did not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Operations seemed a little disorganized at times but overall it was a good experience.


  2. "NURSE SUPERVISOR"

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    Former Employee - SIERRA LEORNE NURSE SUPERVISOR in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SIERRA LEORNE NURSE SUPERVISOR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment . salary scale ok

    Cons

    they need to be pro active to other competitors in the industry


  3. "IRC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ

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

    Pros

    the ability to help people

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location. Location. Location. Location. Location.

    Cons

    Management needs to update vision and direction.


  6. "Health Access"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to make a difference.

    Cons

    Limited salary options after obtaining Case Manager status.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great NGO"

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

    Pros

    1. They serve actual people who are at their most vulnerable. That right there is a huge motivator.
    2. They have a huge devotion - both in practice and financially - to home-grown technical solutions to solve their business problems.
    3. People are helpful and express gratitude when you help them. I sat with an IT team and, unlike at many places, our expertise was visibly appreciated.

    Cons

    Despite their deference to technology, it's very decentralized - understandably - and there are tons of redundancies, especially around program data collection. A lot of folks didn't really seem to grasp how much of a blocker a lack of standardization was on the progress on some of the very ambitious projects they wanted to accomplish.

    Additionally, despite an adherence to Agile software development methodology, they play fast and loose with deadlines for release, as there are often times too many cooks in the kitchen and requirements would sneak their way into the mix way after development started (I experienced major functionality requirements coming in during the LAST WEEK of development for my project).

    Advice to Management

    Developing standardized processes for data collection, despite the numerous nuances between country programs, would go a long way in helping you develop these products.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good mission, not great peopl"

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Good hours
    It is a great place to work on something you care about deeply. Good mission.

    Cons

    People not that committed because of low pay. Donors can be pushy and shape program their way

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Keep being great.


  9. "Good Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Helping refugees is a very rewarding job.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, and requires attention to details


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great work, stressful environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rescue Committee full-time

    Pros

    Work is overall rewarding.
    Passionate and dedicated colleagues.
    Excellent benefits.
    Pay is better than other resettlement agencies in the area.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement.
    No work-life balance.
    Incredibly stressful work environment. It feels like you're putting out fires half the time with pressure to take on additional responsibilities the longer your stay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, but high stress & low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere - young, supportive and highly motivated staff
    Benefits - 26 sick days, 2 floating holidays, 10 vacation days

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, nonexistent professional development or management support, high turnover



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