UNICEF USA Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2021

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UNICEF USA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Nyenhuis  (no image)
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Pros
  • "UNICEF USA (an American non-profit) raises funds & public support for the U(in 7 reviews)

  • "flexible working environment during covid(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The internship was unpaid which was unfortunate(in 6 reviews)

  • "Disorganized senior management, lack focus(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really enjoyed working for this organization

      Oct 21, 2020 - Kid Power Program Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Its great to work at an organization that shares the same passion and goal to help children! Great attitude by all employees and managers.

      Cons

      No cons. Wish I could have worked there longer!

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Problematic team culture and work environment

      Mar 5, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Some of the most wonderful and mission-driven human beings work at this organization, especially in Professional Learning and Grants Management. The objectives you contribute to are worthwhile and can be very rewarding. The office and location are ideal.

      Cons

      Your experience at UNICEF USA may largely depend on the team in which you sit. Possibly unintentional but systemic and harmful workplace practices in the primarily white-American fundraising teams include: opportunity-hoarding, group-think, overt nepotism, oppressive power dynamics, excessive hierarchy and unnecessary top-heavy structure, saviorism, permission-seeking culture, micromanagement, selective inclusion, and discreet microaggressions. It is disappointing to think that either a) no one has ever complained about anything to HR or b) people tend to report on the way out and are less inclined to detail the full picture as they will no longer be affected.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great mission and place to work

      Mar 15, 2021 - Manager, Community Engagement Communications in New York, NY
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      Pros

      UUSA's mission really draws the best and brightest and my colleagues are such an amazing group to work with. Great improvements in transparency and flexibility over the past year

      Cons

      There can be some limits to upward mobility, and professional development.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Unicef USA Researchers

      Mar 20, 2021 - Prospect Researcher in New York, NY
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      Pros

      You get to work with great individuals

      Cons

      Limited mobility within the company

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Cause working on internal politics

      Jan 13, 2021 - Special Events Coordinator in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great cause, great people to work with and everyone is passionate about what they do

      Cons

      Internal politics can be tough sometimes and difficult to move up in the organization

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      No room for growth

      Jan 13, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      - flexible working environment during covid - mission - generous PTO and good health insurance

      Cons

      Most people at company don’t know how to communicate what UNICEF does or have little to no understanding of humanitarian issues or global development. No room for growth for younger employees, yet most responsibilities fall on junior level staff. Managers provide little support and are often more interested in face time with senior management than in nurturing career growth.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A great workplace

      Nov 29, 2020 - Head of Marketing in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great environment with a mobilized and passionate team.

      Cons

      Not as many opportunities and room for progression

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Needs improvement

      Jan 21, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      good benefits and overall time off policies

      Cons

      unclear how to get promoted

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The mission is what keeps me here

      Dec 11, 2020 - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      1) Mission - saving the lives of children 2) Regional board members are generally level-headed and great collaborators

      Cons

      1) Team cultures vary drastically, which causes tension. 2) Staff culture is improving with a new head of HR but it has been below average for years.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not Applicable

      Nov 19, 2020 - Manager, Corporate Partnerships 
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      Pros

      Social impact work for a well known name / brand.

      Cons

      Lack of leadership and career growth opportunities

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