World Food Programme Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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World Food Programme Executive Director	 David Beasley (no image)
David Beasley
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Multicultrural and stimulating working environment(in 23 reviews)

  • "International environment, good salary, Rome is a beautiful city(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Improving of WFP and myself is a big challenge for me(in 21 reviews)

  • "no job security, you may be subjected to harrassment and mobbing(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Teamwork"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administration Officer in Lebanon, TN

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time

    Pros

    end world hunger and interaction will international staff

    Cons

    FT contracts is the biggest issue

  2. Helpful (1)

    "World Food Programme"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Operations Assistant Manager in Jordan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Food Programme full-time

    Pros

    An international organization with a great team

    Cons

    I haven't enough data information about this organization


  3. "Amazing company doing feel good work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M&E Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot working here and worked with a diverse group of people.

    Cons

    Very difficult work and can take up your time.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "World Food Program USA (specifically) was the worst work experience of my life."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues. Mission. Benefits. WFH Fridays

    Cons

    To be clear, I am talking specifically about World Food Program USA. Toxic leadership among some of the senior team. Lack of transparency. Blaming. Lack of integrity. Fear induced work environment. Act like employees are disposable.

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  5. "Procurement"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at World Food Programme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary for the new recruiter and the old one

    Cons

    Recruitment process is very long in all aspects

  6. "Diverse, exciting, and you know exactly what you're working for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Communications and Partnerships Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - A great cause to work for. - Visible outcomes of the work you put in. - Great team environment where everyone, no matter what level or nationality, has a voice. - Exciting and important missions to various disaster- and conflict-affected communities. - Generous travel/mission compensation. - Great HR presence. - International healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    - Although rare, you may encounter some staff who are racist. - Who you know can make or break your career moves within the organization. - Long missions are great for single folks, but people with families may encounter difficulties from being away from their loved ones for extended periods of time. - Limited number of holidays.

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    "The World Food Programme"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - General Service Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work Impact on the less fortunate Tools for self learning are available Ability to grow as a professional and as a person

    Cons

    Long hours/weekends. Very hard to extract time for family. Salary could be better, considering the devotion expected Not all employees share the same humanitarian vision Middle and upper management is plagued with careerists Opportunities for advancement are few and far between Self learning is in you own (rare) free time HR has little time to assist staff

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    "Hr officer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Human Resources Officer in West Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Warm working enviroment, humanitarian work

    Cons

    Burn out, under staffing, no work life balance

  9. Helpful (12)

    "Programme Policy Officer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Food Programme full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work WFP does is truly on the front line to helping those in dire emergencies.

    Cons

    People don't care about your growth within the agency and make few accommodations for people with small children. There are HUGE sexism issues, and it often feels like an old boys' club.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed thoughts, all-in-all just an "OK" place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Food Programme full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Of UN organizations, one of the orgs that actually gets things done + Some committed, passionate co-workers + Get to travel a lot, particularly to unusual places

    Cons

    - Still a UN organization bogged down with bureaucracy and inefficiency - Has more hardship/emergency duty stations than most other UN agencies - Promotion is slower than some other UN agencies

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