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3.8
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David D. Arnold
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working environment of TAF is very good,their salary structure, worked with different Partners and projects is a good experience(in 5 reviews)

  • "A lot of dedicated, hard working people who mean well and are mission-driven in their work(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 2 reviews)

  • "The senior management in San Francisco has gone on a relentless cost-cutting crusade that has slashed more than it needed to(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Asia, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A very employee friendly place , good staff selection , high ethics and good policies...

    Cons

    In spite of all that is provided a very fast turnover of staff do not know why ...

    The Asia Foundation2017-01-12
  2. "good organization"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time

      Pros

      talented staff, mission driven, growth opportunity provided for staff

      Cons

      old school management

      The Asia Foundation2019-02-01
    • "Great learning opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Summer Intern 
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      I worked at The Asia Foundation (Less than a year)

      Pros

      A lot of learning opportunities Was able to do some research Great people

      Cons

      Sometimes office day can be long

      The Asia Foundation2019-01-29
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Development in San Francisco, CA
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      I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Loved the people and the work

      Cons

      There is a lot of turn over and many people on contract.

      The Asia Foundation2018-02-02
    • "Na"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time

        Pros

        Good experience for international development

        Cons

        Could have more human resources support for navigating organization

        The Asia Foundation2017-08-05
      • "Good development org"

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        Former Employee - Team Leader 
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good reputation, great institutional knowledge, good benefits

        Cons

        Amateurishly run which is typical for dev orgs

        The Asia Foundation2017-02-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "Professional and Engaged Workforce"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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          I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time

          Pros

          - Passionate coworkers and a mission-driven company - Extremely intelligent scholars - Friendly and down-to-earth colleagues - Learn about international development and world affairs - Work for an organization that is truly doing good in the world - Good work-life balance

          Cons

          - May not be the most competitive salary but you also have to consider that you're working for a NGO - Because you are working with colleagues in Asia, there may be delays in communications due to the time difference so may need some flexibility on working hours, occasionally

          The Asia Foundation2016-05-29
        • Helpful (1)

          "Good for when you want to settle down."

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at The Asia Foundation

            Pros

            Generally regular hours, allows for good work-life balance.

            Cons

            More concerned with preserving status quo.

            The Asia Foundation2016-05-13
          • Helpful (2)

            "Junior Associate"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at The Asia Foundation

            Pros

            - Friendly staff, good environment to learn, freedom to be creative, prospects to full time staff

            Cons

            - less pay, under resourced, prospects to full time staff but limited

            The Asia Foundation2016-02-11
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            "Officer"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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            Positive Outlook
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            I worked at The Asia Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            You get to work with the brightest people and will have many opportunities to grow your network. Plus, you are working on great causes.

            Cons

            Not much career-boosting training opportunities available and climbing the ladder is very difficult. You go in to one position and you stay there without much room to grow out of it.

            Advice to Management

            Younger staff want more training opportunities to grow, and be able to meet with other TAF staff from field offices.

            The Asia Foundation2015-12-15
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