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UNDP Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Work life balance: non existent for consultants - who also do NOT get paid overtime" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of funding sources for hiring more full-time staff nor pay for interns" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Risk Management and Disaster Prevention Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall Great experience, would recommend

    Cons

    Giving more responsibilties to junior intern

    Advice to Management

    Not any in particular. Overall great job


  2. "Awesome place to work but political."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNDP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing insurance and constant career building challenges.

    Cons

    A very "you are on your own" environment when things go south. But as my boss used to say, "Grow thick skin!"

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing your best.

  3. "UNDP"

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    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNDP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and good feeling to work for such an organization

    Cons

    Bias against internal staff within Management

    Advice to Management

    Consider internal recruitments


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work and organization; dynamic team

    Cons

    UNDP is going through a restructuring so people are unsure of their jobs and where they will be located.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNDP full-time

    Pros

    Great office, great team chemistry, very cool projects to work on

    Cons

    Interns do not get paid

    Advice to Management

    Give interns unlimited metro cards


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ICT Support Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UNDP full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay, 2.5 days per month paid vacation, 1 month parental leave, very high job security.

    Cons

    work location is awful. minimum opportunity for training.


  7. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNDP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good atmosphere and team work

    Cons

    I barely found cons there

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Terrible management with little appreciation for what the rank and file does

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees!


  9. "Situation varies depending on where you're stationed at"

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

    I worked at UNDP full-time

    Pros

    - good staff benefits (lots of holidays)
    - international & diverse group of staff

    Cons

    - Lots of politics in between teams and with other organizations working on similar projects.
    - Slow process

    Advice to Management

    Too much hierarchy in the system which makes the process slow and inefficient


  10. "Important work, but too much bureaucracy."

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

    Pros

    Travel opportunity, ability to make a difference.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy makes it difficult to get the important work done.


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