UNDP Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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4.1
87%
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87%
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UNDP Administrator   Helen Clark
Helen Clark
158 Ratings
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  • "Depending on the team you work with, but from personal experience, work-life balance is difficult(in 13 reviews)

  • "No cons according to my experience(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Not"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This organization has a great working environment

    Cons

    I didn't notice anything yet

  2. "Salary search"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to the Resident Representative in Ammans Crossing, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    strong team and tremendous support

    Cons

    nonstability, lack of career development


  3. "Good work environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at UNDP full-time

    Pros

    International work environment, amazing team, flexibility in tasks, colleagues committed to a mission

    Cons

    Lack of long-term job security

  4. "Good salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Miami, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary and great health insurance

    Cons

    Worklife balance dos not exist

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  5. "N/A"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UNDP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Helm of development cooperation

    Cons

    Terrible work culture, incessant bullying, racism and sexism.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "suffocating"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of exposure to travel

    Cons

    bureaucratic, hierarchical, top heavy, not for young energetic people

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good multicultural work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good career pathway, some flexibility, good learning environment, great sense of satisfaction following achievements.

    Cons

    Too much travel, job insecurity (annual contracts only), politics, pressure for resource mobilization.

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  8. "public"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Administrative 

    I worked at UNDP full-time

    Pros

    diverse environment, good colleagues, nice load of work

    Cons

    micromanagers, paper pushing and procedure development

  9. "Struggling for Relevance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Specialist in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits (top health care, medical evacuations in the field, education subsidy for kids from age 5 to university, paid home leave travel every two years, rental subsidy)

    Cons

    Organization is struggling for relevance in a time of change. Previous Administrator Helen Clark botched a corporate restructuring which left the organization significantly weakened

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent salaries & benefits in a diverse, global worklace"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNDP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits plus the possibility to see the world.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as sharply related to merit as in pivate industry

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