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Updated Aug 3, 2022

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Found 69 of over 100 reviews
3.9
76% Recommend to a Friend
76% Approve of CEO

Found 64 of over 100 reviews

3.9
76%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
United Nations Volunteers Executive Coordinator Olivier Adam (no image)
Olivier Adam
24 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "doing an internship at the UNV is a great opportunity to learn new skills and have contact with interesting people on the UN system.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Great people(in 3 reviews)
  • "Great working environment(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Jan 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good reputed company with many people around the globe.

    Cons

    Hectic life with less balance between work and life.

    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good experience

    May 22, 2021 - UNV in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good way to enter the UN system

    Cons

    High workload, regular money compensation.

    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Interesting volunterting experience

    Apr 4, 2021 - Political Affairs Officer in Africa, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rich field experience and interesting tasked carried out

    Cons

    Maximum lengh limited to 4 years.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    good

    Feb 1, 2019 - Technical Support Help Desk Analyst in Lebanon, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good experience good work environment

    Cons

    as hard you better results you get

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Supervisor, Generator Unit

    Jul 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer. Good working environment created with benefits. Employer maintains excellent rapport with staff and it is worth it working as a UN volunteer in one of the UN Missions in Africa.

    Cons

    Assignments are normally located in war torn volatile communities.This necessitates constant alertness as rebel insurgency and uprisings occur unannounced..

    6 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    ok for freshgraduate

    Aug 3, 2022 - National Specialist in Jakarta
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    may be good for someone with less than 2 years experience

    Cons

    the work mostly are doing the menial things

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Volunteers make a difference!

    Apr 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Helps provide additional job prospects and meeting new people!

    Cons

    Depending on the type of work you're doing, volunteering can be time-consuming.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    UN Volunteers a great place to grow!

    Mar 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Global reach witb potential for rapid career development

    Cons

    Small UN programme not always given by peer credit it deserves

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Project Coordination Assistant

    Mar 31, 2022 - Project Coordination Assistant in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    un experience, less intense working environment

    Cons

    bureaucratic environment, old fashioned of working

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Youth Counsellor

    Mar 9, 2022 - Youth Counselor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance supportive Hq.

    Cons

    Fixed Pay less opportunity to grow. Best as fresher

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United Nations Volunteers has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 100 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at United Nations Volunteers to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, United Nations Volunteers employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at United Nations Volunteers. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

76% of United Nations Volunteers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated United Nations Volunteers 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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