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UNICEF USA Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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3.7
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54%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Caryl M. Stern
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "One of the best missions in the non-profit sector, good brand-name(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great mission, strong brand and money goes to children who need it most(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Partnerships Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of resources, coworkers are great at their jobs

    Cons

    It was corporate. That can be good or bad, depending on who you are.

    UNICEF USA2019-07-09
  2. "The mission makes it worth it"

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    Former Employee - Associate - Development Division in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You get to work with incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people and the organization makes a tangible impact - Great benefits - Work/life balance exists!

    Cons

    - Upward mobility is difficult/takes a long time - Compensation, while fair for the sector, is still hard to get by on

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in talent acquisition to speed up hiring process

    UNICEF USA2019-08-22
  3. "Awesome place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Kid Power Program Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You get to work for one of the best non-profits in the world and be apart of one of their summer programs. The program helps feed children all over the world while also promoting health and exercise for youth in the US.

    Cons

    It’s a remote position, so there is few interactions with actual students. It’s more of a administrative supportive role.

    UNICEF USA2019-05-09
  4. "Good place to learn about non-profit space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UNICEF USA full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, strong brand and money goes to children who need it most

    Cons

    Disorganized senior management, lack focus

    UNICEF USA2019-05-06
  5. "A great organization to intern at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at the organization is dedicated to the mission. There is a lot of work to be done and lot's of opportunities to work with different divisions.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    UNICEF USA2019-04-10
  6. "great mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at UNICEF USA full-time

    Pros

    Mission cannot be beat; you feel great about the cause every day.

    Cons

    leadership lacks direction and implementation

    UNICEF USA2019-03-13
  7. "Opportunity to learn about UN reports and policy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UNICEF USA for less than a year

    Pros

    This internship provided real opportunities to learn about the process of research and report-writing at UNICEF, specifically on air pollution and climate change. Accessible manager.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of broader UNICEF and UN structure, which made it difficult to see the bigger impact of the work.

    UNICEF USA2019-03-12
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Every other review about USF is true!"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The mission and the benefits. - Great mission and meeting some truly amazing people.

    Cons

    - Heavy white and privileged culture - Very top heavy and bureaucratic organization, condescending work culture - No direction, competing priorities - You must play the game - Regional offices often get little to no support - Competitive and stepping on people to get ahead - Salary and benefits below industry standards - Backbiting and unprofessional at times - A lot of lipservice

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and honest with your employees. Stop wasting donors dollars. Practice what you preach.

    UNICEF USA2019-01-10
  9. "Corporate Partnerships Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF USA

    Pros

    Very nice people and working environment.

    Cons

    Part-time is enough. Can't learn as much as the time you commit...

    UNICEF USA2018-10-05
  10. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UNICEF USA

    Pros

    Interning here is a lot of fun - staff is very friendly and there are many opportunities for lunch and learns, etc. to take advantage of.

    Cons

    Wasn't a paid internship, sometimes I didn't have much to do

    UNICEF USA2018-09-25
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