International Committee of the Red Cross Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2020

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3.8
77%
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86%
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International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer
Peter Maurer
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Saving lives through provision of humanitarian needs(in 23 reviews)

  • "Want to go more higher in another working environment to aquire more knowledge and skills(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you love humanitarian work and ICRC mission, please go for it(in 14 reviews)

  • "Difference between local staff and expats(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Supervion and assessment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Water Resources Engineer in Mogadishu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have access to travel every were

    Cons

    Critical salary thats to increas the paymeny

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  2. "International humanitarian organisation mandated to work in conflict zones"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Harare
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Saving lives through provision of humanitarian needs.

    Cons

    working in a conflict zones requires a lot of devotion and commitment, stress remains food of thought.

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  3. "Field job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Delegate in Juba, South Darfur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    transparent, sense of purpose and fulfillment, in general good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    tough conditions in the field, no mental health support for field staff, at times bureaucratic

  4. "Opinion"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Geneva
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    advancing opportunities Great networking opportunities great cafeteria Discount

    Cons

    very hard to get hired

  5. "nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Attraction Officer in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    meaningful work, flexibility, good employment package, lots of trainings available

    Cons

    sometimes you need quite some administrative work to get something done, but that's understandable.

  6. "A great place to work and gain experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water and Habitat Engineer in Port Harcourt
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work relationship and flexible

    Cons

    Career growth is not guaranteed with academic qualification

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  7. "Private international organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lagos
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Possibility of studying further in any institution of choice

    Cons

    Centralised power among top colleagues

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  8. "Salary Scale"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    International, well funded, relevant work in the humanitarian sector

    Cons

    Staff duty of care, volatile work environment

  9. "Thanks"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Specialist in Donets

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    IDevelop system that operates after 2 years

    Cons

    Difference between local staff and expats

  10. "Buyer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Officer in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    ICRC has very strong Staff Rules and Regulations. Organization adhere to its principal fundamentals.

    Cons

    Too much centralized power to very limited people in the office. They utilize that power for their own welfare and benefits. A lot of discrimination and threatening of Staff by such people.

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