International Rescue Committee Employee Reviews about "work environment"
Updated Oct 31, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "The people were great and I really believed in the mission" (in 86 reviews)
- "Great staff and very helpful." (in 58 reviews)
- "The environment and colleagues are great!" (in 50 reviews)
- "Benefits are good because it's a non profit organization." (in 41 reviews)
- "Great work environment and super cool" (in 30 reviews)
- "Low pay offered and few benefits" (in 59 reviews)
- "Poor management, overworked caseworkers do not have time to properly train their interns" (in 41 reviews)
- "Salary is low but encouraging" (in 34 reviews)
- "The only downside is that it's an unpaid internship and it caters more to privileged individuals who can afford an unpaid internship." (in 33 reviews)
- "long hours even though it is an internship (depending on office and who you are working for)" (in 19 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
SalaryDec 17, 2021 - Finance Assistant in NairobiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very supportive and friendly environment to work.
Organization politics is very paramountContinue reading
- Current Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
GoodSep 4, 2017 - Human Resources Officer in BangkokRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work environment in Thailand office is international and professional. Global policies are complied to the local systematically. Colleagues are also supportive and friendly.
Like the others NGOs, there is lack of job challenges. It is even more routine when you are in the supporting function.
- Former Intern★★★★★
Great work environmentMar 17, 2022 - Career Development InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Positive and friendly work environment Open communication Supportive team Great experience working with people
A bit understaffed Unpaid Sometimes resources to help clients are limited
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
InternNov 9, 2015 - in Rockville, MDRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Involvement with clients from all walks of life and culture makes the work environment both dynamic and challenging. Great place to develop interpersonal and communication skills.
Sometimes the training is not enough in dealing with different cultures and people that come from troubled past. But office environment is convenient in assisting interns with clients.
- Current Employee★★★★★
"The Place to Be"Mar 27, 2018 - CaseworkerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great work environment and coworkers.
Knowing another language is important.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Health Access InternMar 23, 2016 - Intern in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-valuable learning experience -comfortable and friendly work environment
-understaffed and kind of disorganized -funding is limited -unpaid
- Former Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
IRCJan 22, 2018 - Senior Technical Advisor in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Large NGO with strong global presence. -Dedicated staff with many exceptional staff members, particularly field staff ("local" staff). - Great resettlement programs. - Great for getting your start in emergencies and getting exposure to multiple different contexts and countries.
- The IRC is quickly becoming a hollowed out brand. - Miliband has established an increasingly corporate culture that is driving bloated HQ staffing, at the expense of programs. - As others have noted, there are shockingly few people of color in the global offices or in leadership positions and no attention to diversity and inclusion. - Boys club culture still reigns, particularly at the field level and in some departments. Organizational blindness to sexual harassment. - Deep inequalities between staff - VPs and CEO in the top 1% income bracket, assistants in the lower 50%. - Often toxic work environment and hyper-competitive culture.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Immigration services internJan 8, 2015 - InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Excellent work environment and rewarding
Can't help everyone who comes in
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Game of Thrones, the Not for Profit editionFeb 10, 2022 - Associate DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Amazing mission and many motivated colleagues. Generous benefits package and twice as many vacation days as you can actually take.
Don’t blind yourself to the realities of your work environment just because of the great programs going on in operations. In ‘21 irc paid the US government $6.9 MM to settle a fraud suit. It fielded several formal employee complaints about DEI and hired an outside law firm to mediate. And the org had to remove anonymous chat on all company huddle calls because of the toxic comments. If you thrive in a political, gaslighting and backstabbing culture, then irc marketing may be the place for you!
- Current Employee★★★★★
SalaryAug 18, 2022 - Social WorkerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great work environment and super cool
Basic salary at the least