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Updated Sep 26, 2021

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4.1
86%
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79%
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US Agency for International Development Administrator  Dr. Rajiv Shah
Dr. Rajiv Shah
181 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive work environment, room for career development(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great people, always willing to help if you get stuck(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Foreign Service employees are more powerful, to the detriment of civil servants who work in DC(in 24 reviews)

  • "Difficult political environment at times, inequities between hiring mechanisms(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years
      Featured Review

      Wonderful People! At times challenging conditions

      Jan 24, 2021 - Program Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredibly intelligent, inspiring people. Ability to do meaningful work. International travel.

      Cons

      Significant bureaucracy. Not sufficient funding overall for the agency. Too much focus on a few, huge implementing partners rather than working with a wider number of small-midsize partners.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      fed employee gs15 in dc

      Sep 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission orientated job with work-life balance

      Cons

      Salary increases are minimal which is typical for feds

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Some good some bad

      Sep 20, 2021 - Program Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      creativity encouraged, work-life balance encouraged, well-educated and passionate workforce

      Cons

      mission in constant flux, funding in constant flux, re-org every 2-3 years, missing a lot of organizational alignment among divisions

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work if you are passionate and can handle bureaucracy

      Sep 20, 2021 - Technical Advisor in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with passionate people who mostly want to improve the conditions of low and middle income communities around the world

      Cons

      Lots of red tape slows down processes and makes it difficult to get your work completed at times.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      An amazing place to work

      Aug 15, 2021 - Investigator in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Inclusion, diversity, development, respect, and a lot more. USAID is a perfect place to work, travel, enjoy, and serve the humanity.

      Cons

      There is no cons actually. If you love to work around the world and serve the humanity, this is the place you need to be.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, tough policies that are not exactly pro-employee during a pandemic

      Sep 15, 2021 - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Excellent, motivated, and collaborative people. Important mission

      Cons

      Some leadership that doesn't seem to go the extra, or the expected mile.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Mission-focused disorganization

      Sep 16, 2021 - Strategic IT Advisor in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible mission and presence in the international community.

      Cons

      Disorganized, bureaucratic, and riddled with commonly found over-promoted federal employees.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work. Channels can be political

      Sep 14, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mission and travel opportunities.

      Cons

      The organization can be different depending on the political appointees.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Best to have an advanced degree at this Agency

      Sep 6, 2021 - Program Operations Assistant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      There are many opportunities to work on very unique projects and travel to missions to provide direct assistance.

      Cons

      Upward mobility can sometimes be difficult if you do not have an advanced degree.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rewarding Mission Driven Support

      Sep 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you want to make an impact on the world. There is no better place to commit your time.

      Cons

      As with any big organization, systemic change occurs slowly

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