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Norwegian Refugee Council Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Senior Legal Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Legal Counselor and Legal Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Counselor and Legal Counselor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Matched with my education background

    Cons

    Immigration, Refugees, IDPs and for juvenile and gender base violence.

    Advice to Management

    Best Management System


  2. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has good policies and activities geared towards helping the refugees

    Cons

    Management issues though I think this has improved

  3. "Water Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Mogadishu (Somalia)
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Mogadishu (Somalia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Because i am an experienced water resources, do regarding to the i have knowledge and it's easy to handle overall responsibility for this positiongeo

    Cons

    Hydrogeological and geo physical investigation and different types of underground resources

    Advice to Management

    To develop with using technology to improve and utilize important facts


  4. "Comfortable work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Team Leader in Irbid (Jordan)
    Current Employee - Project Team Leader in Irbid (Jordan)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My experience with Norwegian Refugees Council was full of success and development on both of personal and professional level.
    NRC has a very professional staff, the work environment was comfortable knowing we were working under pressure most of the time

    Cons

    There is no practical experience for me as a civil engineer.


  5. "Meaningful and interesting job, somewhat poor compensation and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time

    Pros

    Travelling, hands-on experience and quick advancement if willing to work in field offices. Great responsibilities from the beginning. NRC has a strong reputation in the humanitarian community and among donors. Dedicated staff.

    Cons

    Poor HR management, not great compensation and benefits.


  6. "Big organization low experience"

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    Former Employee - Field Assistant in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Field Assistant in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High salaries compared to other NGOs
    Very big NGO on national and global level
    Big funds from big donors
    High impact projects

    Cons

    Expat/national staff policy
    Bad working environment
    Inability to take higher positions
    HR not very Supportive to local staffs
    No briefing for staff when recruited

    Advice to Management

    Take more attention to NRC staffs


  7. "Regional Adviser"

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    Current Employee - Regional Adviser in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Regional Adviser in Oslo (Norway)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organisation to work for

    Cons

    Growing organsation where systems are yet to catch up with the size of the operations

  8. "Good work place that needs a lot of management improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time

    Pros

    Good work place, provides excellent employee training and is very clear on job role and responsibilities. Fair salaries and benefits. Good work environment, friendly staff. Provides good learning opportunities. Management generally understanding of employees problems that might delay work. Impressive legal work, helpful to improve refugees conditions. Flexible HR.

    Cons

    Favoritism towards certain employees, personal friendships and connections with higher management are vital for work progress. Employee competencies comes second after connections in hiring for higher positions. Very limited contact between management and lower positions. No work perspective, not much positions available. Nobody cares if you leave. Low employee morale.


  9. "Wash Officer(Civil Engineer)"

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    Current Employee - Wash Officer(Civil Engineer) in Kakuma (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Wash Officer(Civil Engineer) in Kakuma (Kenya)

    I have been working at Norwegian Refugee Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Officers wide range of carrier development in handling humanitarian situation and vast fields such as water supply, water quality and in house designs.

    Cons

    There are major cons as everybody is offered chance to sort issues.

    Advice to Management

    They should promote more exchange programs across other countries. They should also start department dedicated to the host community.


  10. "Protection and advocacy adviser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Norwegian Refugee Council (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and freedom. Good reputation.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic outlook. Calls itself protection agency but doesn't conduct protection activities.


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