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UNESCO Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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  • Manque de personnel ; pas d'opportunit (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much politics, no movement for career growth, no development training (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, diverse groups of people; responsibility from day 1 (even for interns)

    Cons

    Can be disorganized and very bureaucratic


  2. "Nice first experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Assistant in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Programmer Assistant in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at UNESCO part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    No promotions, very dead-end, lots of uncertainty.

  3. "Junior officer, CDD 3 months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNESCO full-time

    Pros

    Easy job, good location, no taxes

    Cons

    temporal, no job security, a lot of burocracy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities for knowledge building and sharing / working with government agencies."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities, multidisciplinary teams, lots of learning! Possibility to work with government agencies to assist and participate in social and economic development in complex settings.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, like in many international agencies, UNESCO's employees/consultants can often feel burdened by the bureaucracies.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Control and Construction management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNESCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a large team of international Architects and construction managers, working as UN staff are a key bridge to my future endeavors.

    Cons

    Implementation of large construction projects within Afghanistan are always challenging but with lesson learned and wide experiences I can overcome to the challenges

    Advice to Management

    Providing more professional training related to construction management and technology will improve our knowledges


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at UNESCO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly working atmosphere
    -Weekly cultural events and expositions
    -Understanding of international organisations' structure and politics

    Cons

    - Unpaid internship and no other forms of working benefits
    - A lot of bureaucracy
    - Few possibility of employments after internship


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work a lot and do not earn much"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at UNESCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job gets routine, so you at least don't want to kill yourself, and you can do it on repeat.

    Cons

    The payment is not much, but hey, in this economy, at least I can survive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support/Network Assistant in Khartoum (Sudan)
    Former Employee - Technical Support/Network Assistant in Khartoum (Sudan)

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

    Pros

    I was a fresh graduate so it was a good opportunity to learn and gain basic work experience.

    Cons

    After a couple of months my work knowledge was not growing anymore because I have already learned everything their offering.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Join at your own risk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UNESCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * nice vacation ( 6 weeks per year) and benefit packages
    * salary is not taxable income
    * 35 hours working week

    Cons

    * Almost impossible to get a promotion
    * Reward for good job is more work
    * A lot of toxic managers
    * Luck of communication

    Advice to Management

    * Be transparent and open
    * Respect your employees
    * Need to motivate people better


  10. "???"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UNESCO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Too much politics, no movement for career growth, no development training

    Advice to Management

    Need to be stronger management team


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