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UNICEF Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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3.9
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77%
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92%
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Henrietta H. Fore
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best institution for career grow and work environment(in 32 reviews)

  • "Working on an amazing mandate that is ensuring and protecting the rights of every child(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Even though UNICEF always likes to promote healthy work/life balance they never expect it from you(in 21 reviews)

  • "Bureaucratic, poor work life balance, poor management(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNICEF part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are lot of flexibility

    Cons

    No disadvantages as of yet

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    UNICEF2017-01-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for juniors who enjoys trying new things"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UNICEF for more than a year

    Pros

    - Innovative projects - Talented people (your normal colleagues) - Very good brand and truly global experience if you are senior enough

    Cons

    - A lot of politics - Long working hours if you are serious - Poor change management

    UNICEF2018-09-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growing up to its brand - hard work but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Fundraising & Communications in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Caring & supportive management Sky is the limit for how much you can learn - if you're prepared to find it yourself Central location Amazing brand Great staff social opportunities Paid day off for birthday

    Cons

    Severe lack of structure and direction Keeps itself a mystery - information is a commodity Silos - no centrality of data Infighting Progression opportunities limited unless you want to relocate Branding unclear - Australians don't "get" what UNICEF does exactly

    Advice to Management

    Culture shift first towards cooperation then digital transformation

    UNICEF2018-09-04
  4. "Fundraiser"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in West Melbourne
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNICEF for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall good many chances to progress and learn something new everyday. It may be a great platform to do something with nfp.

    Cons

    Sometimes the location is very far so we need to take one hour train to suburbs. Sometimes if you start work at 1:00 pm you literally need to leave home at 11;30 am.

    Advice to Management

    No

    UNICEF2018-03-18
  5. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF part-time

    Pros

    Good team, team manager was excellent

    Cons

    Working hours, less pay in company

    UNICEF2017-09-04
  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    culture, flexible working, travel trips,

    Cons

    limited development or progression Global org that often make progressing or changing processes or policies either impossible or hard

    UNICEF2017-05-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Frontliner in Sydney"

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      Former Employee - Frontliner in Sydney

      I worked at UNICEF full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Lots of walking, good colleagues from diverse backgrounds

      Cons

      Aggressive management, pushy tactics, encouraged to pressure vulnerable candidates (older singles)

      Advice to Management

      Review your pitches

      UNICEF2016-12-07
    • "Salary"

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      Former Employee - Communication Officer in New Delhi
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      You work for the most needy- children and women- huge job satisfaction

      Cons

      You may need to put in long hours but at the end there is much satisfaction

      UNICEF2019-07-09
    • "Organization review"

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      Current Employee - Education Specialist in Umm Durmān
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UNICEF full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Very captivating salary structure that motivates staff

      Cons

      Bad decisions sometimes made against national staff due to their views

      UNICEF2019-07-06
    • "Good organisation, procedural"

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      Former Employee - HIV Specialist in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Experience both in humanitarian and development work

      Cons

      Poor work life balance, collaboration between teams.

      Advice to Management

      Support staff to improve work life balance

      UNICEF2019-06-22
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