UNICEF Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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4.0
84%
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92%
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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore (no image)
Henrietta H. Fore
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment with good vibe from coworkers(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work with utmost ethics and professionalism towards the fulfilment of the mandate towards children and women(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "By achieving results at all costs, the work-life balance of employees can be hard to maintain(in 25 reviews)

  • "Extremely poor management (at all levels)(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Two years experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting and impactful work

    Cons

    Sometimes it is too bureaucratic and slow

    UNICEF2020-04-01
  2. "Ok experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Communications 

    I worked at UNICEF part-time

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

    UNICEF2020-05-28
  3. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNICEF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Impact is world wide, you learn a lot especially if you're in your early career

    Cons

    Processes take time, you need to have prior development work experience to leverage opportunities

    UNICEF2020-03-12
  4. "Great but fast-paced work environment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mandate. Supporting countries in making the best decisions for children. Really nice team overall (may depend on what your team is).

    Cons

    When based in New-York, missions mean lot of jetlag and lost weekends. No career path upward for technical specialists after a while (you get into management, but if you do not like it, there are few options).

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    UNICEF2020-03-02
  5. "Positive but Isolating"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team and great ideas to work with

    Cons

    Unfortunately few of the exciting things are accessible to lower level employees. Expect to be put in a room with little to no face-to-face contact with your superiors and have all correspondence be over email/skype

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    UNICEF2020-02-17
  6. "Great place to work with flexibility"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - H R Business Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits to all employees

    Cons

    career growth can be challanging

    UNICEF2020-02-12
  7. "Great people, bad leadership."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Content Editor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, committed to the cause. Open, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Leadership had no coherent strategy or at least if they did it was not communicated to the rest of us well.

    UNICEF2020-01-23
  8. "No better scope of work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, innovative organization, diversity, results obtained

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and difficulty to create stable posts

    UNICEF2019-11-07
  9. "UNICEF cares and values their employees"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Officer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues with high motivation, work that matters and can impact people's lives, the new ED is proactively initiating strategies for work-life balance, support to personal development and learnings, multi-cultural work place

    Cons

    Overwhelming workload, a lot of travels, strongly hierarchical, contract-based positions with limited years per position (1-5 years)

    UNICEF2019-10-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very mixed bag"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interacting with some truly amazing and dedicated colleagues. The sense of purpose that comes from working on development issues.

    Cons

    Bullying is rampant. Consultants shoulder most of the work but have no job security, no benefits (no healthcare, no sick leave, no vacation , etc.), and are routinely paid late (sometimes months late). Administrative matters are Kafkaesque.

    UNICEF2019-09-07
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