- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Shocking Politics, integrity, and work-ethicAug 26, 2021 - DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Okay benefits and donors, albeit with zero capacity for implementation.
iDE is a highly politicised organisation. The Overall executive and senior leadership at HQ actively make poor business decisions, forego project sustainability, ruin prospects for project profitability, actively suppress free thinkers and innovators, and elect to maintain staff that are negligent, incompetent, and dishonest. Executive (and senior) management at HQ are not interested in openness, honesty, and forthright communication - even though they preach this. Ego-driven interaction is the primary modality for engagement with the top levels of management at HQ. This creates an unfortunate and negative culture, that isn't conducive to the well-being of the company, nor its Country Directors or employees, whom iDE actually depend upon. Regrettably, the best people suffer under these conditions, while some of the most toxic attitudes thrive. The negative effects this has on the company, projects, employees, etc. can't be understated, nor the opportunity cost of doing so, quantified. Case in point: I was hired without them having the budget for my position. Moreover, when I discovered this and attempted to rectify it through changes within our project to improve our overall efficiency, this was met with resistance, because for visibility's sake, it's easier to maintain the status quo in the face of the donor than it is to admit mistakes and grow from them. This is nothing short of employee abuse and very much a reality of a disfunctional organisation. There was a mass exodus of employees in 2020 and 2021. This should tell anyone everything that they need to know about the top management at HQ that's still all there. The turnover/attrition rates are abysmal. Those that are there are exist because they're waiting for the next best thing, not because there's any faith left in anyone anymore. Finally, they lie about their true scope of operations. Oh and worst, their lack of honor, inability to search for truth and honesty and integrity will have caused numerous projects and hundreds of people to be closed and fired. This is the greatest tragedy.Continue reading
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
A great company with a great mission!Nov 15, 2022 - Fund Development Intern in Denver, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This onboarding process had amazing structure, and I really felt a part of the team!
There is sometimes an unspoken social barrier when getting to know people from other departments.Continue reading
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
Very good work environment but not the best inter-org communicationMay 28, 2022 - Intern in Denver, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- really meaningful work - actively trying to change development for good
- a little disorganized with lack of inter-org communication between teams