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United Nations Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • it's an unpaid internship where you learn as much as you want to (in 23 reviews)

  • Very slow moving apparatus and difficult to move up through the ranks (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "General Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good for people to start their career

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get off an Assistant role. There is a clear divide between "Professional Staff" and "General Service Staff" HR rules make it impossible to advance from an assistant role to professional. It is very demoralizing.


  2. "DPAD, DESA,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to network, meet people from across the globe.

    Cons

    Can be very isolating. You sit in a cubicle for hours a day and spend most days in meetings. Very corporatized without the benefits of corporate jobs.

    Advice to Management

    better communication, more visibility.


  3. "True Believer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief of Field Mission Recruitment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chief of Field Mission Recruitment in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I get up every day to do my part to promote global peace and security -- there's no better job in the world!

    Cons

    It's bureaucratic, but you can work through it.

    Advice to Management

    Quality staff make this place the best place to work in the world.


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  5. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing benefits, leave, pay etc

    Cons

    very slow growth, no professional development


  6. "Financial Administravie"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very awesome place to work, nice working environment

    Cons

    it's a government, everything is s---l---o---w


  7. "no problem"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great team great environment good values

    Cons

    too bureaucratic and governmental, but good

    Advice to Management

    update, update for the best


  8. "r"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Network Team Leader/Consultant/Cisco Certified Systems Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Team Leader/Consultant/Cisco Certified Systems Instructor in New York, NY

    I worked at United Nations (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent good i like it

    Cons

    nothing everything is really good


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, prestige, and diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth and internal development. A lot of internal competition. Hard for outsiders to join.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of staff are overqualified for the G posts. Develop them to take on higher challenges.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The overall experience was good. I could attend a lot of meetings and get to know interns from all over the world.

    Cons

    I was not given a lot of guidance and exposed to a lot of projects. The overall experience was good.

    Advice to Management

    The overall experience was good.


  11. "good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice coworkers, dynamic environment
    great environment to work

    Cons

    long process of recruitment.
    Can't apply professional position in UN immediately after complete the internship



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