United Nations Foundation
4.0 of 5 20 reviews
www.unfoundation.org Washington, DC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Kathy Calvin

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awesome internship experience

Public Affairs Intern (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at United Nations Foundation as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey 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

ConsSometimes 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 Senior ManagementRetain interns as full time staff!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great, deep, modern, but losing focus

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

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

Prosprogressive, wide ranging, creative, care about people.

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

Advice to Senior Managementmanage. focus. core.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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overall Great place to learn and grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementfocus, manage, proactive growth, true to roots

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great wholesome organization. Passionate about work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at United Nations Foundation

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

Consno benefits for interns, difficult to get hired as an intern

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Good organization, highly bureaucratic

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

I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work and cultural ethic

ConsVery bureaucratic, if you're expecting an NGO, this is not the enviornment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stable work environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat work/life balance, pay and benefits

ConsSomewhat minimal opportunities for advancement within departments

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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OK interview

Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at United Nations Foundation full-time for more than a year

Prosgood pay, a lot of holidays, good pension fund, low stress, normal working hours. People who work at the UN are really helpful and relaxed.

ConsThere are no clear career paths. It seems that all depends on personal connections and how you place yourself among colleagues. There are not so much training and investment in the newly employed.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in your subordinates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good organization and benefits, too hierarchical

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time for more than a year

ProsUN Foundation treats its employees well, including benefits, flexibility, and work-life balance. It is especially good if the team is strong. Find out who supervisor is since that matters most. Teams vary greatly within the foundation.

ConsIt is very hierarchical and one must get used to that. It is very formal for being a non-profit. There are certain people you are likely to never interact with if you are a lower level staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place, Good People

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at United Nations Foundation as an intern

ProsGreat place to start career

Conslots of turnover, maybe because everyone is younger

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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