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Updated November 17, 2018
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António Guterres
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  • "It was unfortunately an unpaid internship" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Cannot be converted to full time" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Amazing colleagues, interesting work.

    Cons

    Mobility is limited. Finding new opportunities is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Reform and overhaul HR policies.


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    vocations, salary, social network, events, airport shortcut

    Cons

    less efficient, plays of power, repetitive,

  3. "Yet another reform steaming ahead with little direction or concern for results"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer Officer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The calibre of staff is very good and the multicultural environment amazing

    Cons

    The calibre of senior management is hit or miss...


  4. "HR associatr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, opportunity for growth, great leadership, diversity

    Cons

    There are no significant cons to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "Excellent employer to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Feeling of purpose, contributing to international development

    Cons

    Sometimes overly bureaucratic, cumbersome processes


  6. "Personnel practices stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    International diversity makes for a great experience.

    Cons

    It adds a whole new dimension to the term 'bureaucracy'.

    Advice to Management

    It would be prudent actually to implement the proposed reforms before the donors completely lose heart.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience, great colleagues and you learn and participate to high level meetings.

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid and the living costs of New York are really high!

  8. "Data Analyst Intern at UN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible working pattern everyday, you can even work from home.

    Cons

    Most of the colleagues are not willing to change, and they are stick to manually solve problems.


  9. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - CTED Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CTED Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Nations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, professional, networking, social benefits and improving skills

    Cons

    posts can be all around the world, but this is also great if one is willing to travel and get to know new cultures, people and challenges


  10. "Great organization but things don't move fast enough"

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Nations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting great people, working on great projects

    Cons

    Things don't move fast enough - a BIG BIG bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Make things move faster


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