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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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  1. "review of United Nations economic"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    working in multi culture environment and focus on team work

    Cons

    try to minimize paper work and reduce those rules

    Advice to Management

    respect the rules and regulations


  2. "Wasting Taxpayers' Money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In an idealistic world UNESCAP would stand for human rights and make this planet a better place.

    Cons

    From head to toe, the whole organisation is selfish, does not care about to make a real change and most of all hypocrate. Three quarters of the whole budget is overhead cost which says it all.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes they should ask themselves: is this really the world I want to leave behind for my children?

  3. "A good place to expand your network"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is wonderful and many people there do really believe in it. Its a big office so there are many chances to meet new people. Work thematically is quite interesting.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be frustrating at times.


  4. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with highly qualified professionals and experienced

    Cons

    Lack of availabilities of some colleagues to share their knowledge with interns.
    Lack of attention towards interns


  5. "internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to share idea as an intern

    Cons

    no salary, slow process b/c of public instituition


  6. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work for.

    Cons

    Look for staff priorities and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Look for staff priorities


  7. "Great intern environment in a fabulous city"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the interns socializing in Bangkok! Important work in a professional environment. Possibility of transitioning to a paid contractor job after the internship.

    Cons

    Unorganized, can be boring work, interns often don't get integrated or get important things to do because of the short stay.

  8. "International environment to build social ties"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many interns gather quite often and spend time together out of work. Very friendly and international environment to get to know other fresh graduates or recently graduated people with similar interest. Plus regular staffs who are not your supervisors are open to meep shortly to advise regarding your career development and chances that may arise in the meantime. Just give it a try to socialize with people around you, not only with interns.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and rigid work, many works are documenting term papers which are not innovative or new.

    Advice to Management

    Seems that benefits for consultants (with little experience) are poor. extracting and demanding but if you impress them by showing how hard you work with good performance, you get a contract renewal for another 3 months ..


  9. "Interesting experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Growth in the international organization experience

    Cons

    Not stable and little opportunity to stay


  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed air. Opportunities to travel to many Asian countries

    Cons

    Low salary compared with other UN agencies