United Nations Foundation

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United Nations Foundation Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at United Nations Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    everyone in the office is very nice, learned a lot. Good internship opportunity.

    Cons

    Felt very removed from the causes we were helping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have slightly more structured internship programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good working environment, smart, passionate people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly interesting work, insider access to UN, friendly environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Some mismatch in workloads - some people seem to work extremely hard, while others have very little - and compensation likely doesnt match up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit-based system for advancement. Not playing favorites.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The senior leadership care more about making money than alleviating poverty.

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    Former Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    UNF is uniquely positioned at a nexus between private, public, and the UN. The company benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    The leadership has an authoritarian leadership style, in which they are not transparent about decision making and do not communicate. Entire departments and individuals have been fired at the drop of a hat with no explanation. This breeds a culture of fear within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees. Develop transparent hiring and promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An AMAZING place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    The UN Foundation has really engaging colleagues who manage to do incredible, meaningful work while still leading interesting lives outside of the office. Office culture is also great - lots of fun and very supportive. This makes working at the UN Foundation a total pleasure.

    Cons

    Not much comes to mind - my experience was overwhelmingly positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for interns to continue working for UNF in consultancies or full-time entry level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a dynamic, professional, and productive organization with a good foundation.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the positive aspects include great Benefits, good work life balance, competent staff, and emphasis on innovation and initiative.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be a distant from the staff, lack of clear articulation of professional opportunities and high turnover among staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with staff, provide clarity and transparent guidelines on how to move up in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome internship experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They give interns a lot responsibility which is good. It's also a fun place to work and start a caeer. The people are really passionate about the causes they work on

    Cons

    Sometimes the organization gets a little full of itself and the work that it is doing. Internships are also now unpaid which is terrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain interns as full time staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation

    Pros

    - Great people with a passion for what they do
    - Lots of different aspects of organization (girls empowerment, work with United Nations, global health etc.)

    Cons

    - More interaction with senior management and between different teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    great, deep, modern, but losing focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    progressive, wide ranging, creative, care about people.

    Cons

    losing its vision? not enough management (talent untapped, politics)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage. focus. core.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    overall Great place to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    breadth of issues. Comprehensive approach. Experts, powers of influence. Forward and progressive.

    Cons

    Getting too big. unfocused, less innovative. losing touch with core mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus, manage, proactive growth, true to roots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great wholesome organization. Passionate about work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Nations Foundation

    Pros

    great benefits for those who are hired, friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    no benefits for interns, difficult to get hired as an intern

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