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The Carter Center Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • It is a great place to learn as an intern (in 5 reviews)

  • Interns are taken seriously if you prove that you are professional and trustworthy (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The internship is unpaid, but you can apply for a scholarship (in 7 reviews)

  • Supervisors and management will vary among different programs (e (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carter Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone, including The Carter's are extremely personable.

    Cons

    Since it is a great place to work people rarely leave resulting in a low promotion rate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being GREAT


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic, Unprofessional & Wasteful Environment"

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

    I worked at The Carter Center full-time

    Pros

    You get to see former president Carter from time to time.

    Cons

    Incompetent staff. Lack of real leadership. Value placed on tenure versus actual quality of work. Operates more like an organization from the 1970s than one in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  3. "Worked there at a difficult time but seems to be getting better"

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

    I worked at The Carter Center full-time

    Pros

    A lot of wonderful stuff happening all the time, engaging team members, great mentors (my negative experiences were specific to my department largely although other people experienced it).

    Cons

    Was told during the interview process about career mobility and the possibility for advancement as a young person coming in. Almost everyone I knew that was in my type of position left within a few years of me leaving because they were not promoted, not given raises, and given no chance for career mobility. Word to the wise for anyone interviewing.

    Advice to Management

    Though it seems the new administration is doing this exceedingly well, actually invest in the staff at every level.


  4. "Temporary employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly working environment; people working for good courses; shared values

    Cons

    Understaffed; lots of overtime; low upward mobility; lack of working space

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people; better compensation for working overtime


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carter Center full-time

    Pros

    Meeting new people, working for a great cause, NGO work,

    Cons

    not much room for advancement, bureaucracy, long hours

    Advice to Management

    allow internal advancement


  6. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great networking and learning experience. The interns are a dynamic, open-minded, experienced group of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

    Cons

    The internship is unpaid, but you can apply for a scholarship.


  7. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Carter Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great intern culture
    Good to work supervisors that are very involved in their projects

    Cons

    Did not have much work for interns
    Need to be very self-motivated to seek work because sometimes management is not present to give work

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fulfilling place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Carter Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sense of making a difference, surrounded by intelligent and compassionate people, excellent mentors here, very international experience, tons of opportunities to expand your horizons.

    Cons

    I would say that the biggest downside is that there are certain high-level fixtures in the institution who are not adept at their jobs, but basically are not fireable. Incompetent people at lower levels are also very difficult to terminate. Fortunately these are a minority and the institution is full of good people.

    Advice to Management

    Consider whether there can be a way to simplify the process of termination in cases of employees who are poor performers. It is a great hindrance on other staff. Increase HR staff and HR accountability.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "First six months"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Carter Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure, diverse projects and name recognition

    Cons

    low compensation, limited advancement opportunities and under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No room for advancement. Poor staff appreciation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Carter Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Carter Center does good work, for a good man. All of their programs are respectable, and fellow employees are smart and vivacious.

    Cons

    Absolutely no appreciation for staff at any level. No room for advancement, especially for younger people who are trying to start their careers. There's a sense that because you get the honor of working for President Carter that you aren't allowed to ask for any other benefits. 2 percent annual raise offered yearly is ridiculous and doesn't even account for inflation and the rising costs of living.


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