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Productive
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 16, 2017
Friendly work environment, lots of volunteer opportunities. management was very friendly and open to hear suggestions. Diverse group of people to work with. Highly recommended.
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very stressfull
Caseworker (Former Employee) –  Elizabeth, NJNovember 15, 2017
very stressful environment, lack of training and support. Management was not equipped to handle issue with refugee and overload. Turn over is very quick including supervisor roll.
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Great place to learn and grow, but no pay for interns!
Economic Empowerment Intern (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CANovember 7, 2017
What's better than working with Refugees? Nothing! IRC is fast paced and dynamic. As an intern you will be entrusted with a wide variety of challenging and important responsibilities, and will have an amazing chance to make a huge and positive difference in the lives of very vulnerable people. The only downside is it won't pay you. I would stay forever, but paid positions are not easy to come by and highly sought after.
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excelente experiencia
IRC-Humanitarian Officer (Former Employee) –  AthensNovember 3, 2017
fue lo mejor que he tenido en Grecia es un trabajo humanitario
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A typical day at work
Certified Volunteer Income Tax Preparer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 9, 2017
I have worked with the tax coordinators in handling complex client cases by providing supporting tax documentations,
Information, research and data input.
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Good place to intern
Intern (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaOctober 6, 2017
The IRC is a great place to intern if you're interested in international affairs or the nonprofit sector. The managers are good at giving you hands on experience.
Pros
Hands on learning
Cons
Unpaid
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Stellar Organization wtih Best Practices
Major Gifts Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 1, 2017
The International Rescue Committee has a fundraising department this has the best of the best practices in fundraising. Working here means you will be learning the most effective practices that are well-vetted and tried and true. Also the mission is very important. The International Rescue Committee and their PROGRAM people in more than 40 countries are helping the most forsake people on earth. Great place to work!
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great culture of work
Resettlement Case Manager (Current Employee) –  SeaTac, WASeptember 30, 2017
Excellent working environment and very friendly staff. everyone here works life family. benefits are great. average pay and working with refugees gives you joy.
Pros
benefits, paid time off, pay
Cons
little stressful
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Rewarding
clerical support and customer service (Former Employee) –  Doral, FLSeptember 21, 2017
a very rewarding place to work. Opportunity to grow and fun place to work. Because of the job it can be stressful but still a great place and location to work.
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Overall Great Rating
Economic Empowerment Associate (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLSeptember 20, 2017
The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery. They help people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters.
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Overwhelmingly Satisyfing
Resource Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 13, 2017
Working at the IRC changed my life for the better. To see the difference they make there and the heart of the people who do it was incredibly humbling. It taught me so much about the world and what was going on in it. It's a life changing experience and something amazing to have been apart of.
Pros
Meeting people from all over the world
Cons
None
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Great place to work!
Associate, Leadership Gifts (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYSeptember 4, 2017
great place to work! there is a lot of room for growth and learning opportunities. people are friendly outside of work as well as inside. i highly recommend. great mission statement.
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Volunteer
Volunteer, IRC (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 1, 2017
I volunteered for the IRC office in Atlanta, Georgia for one week. I helped the New Americans apply for jobs, learn English and learn about their basic rights in the U.S.
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not a fun place to work
Senior Manager, Facilities / Office Services (Current Employee) –  New York NYAugust 30, 2017
not a fun place to work. no advancement in my area. not learning anything. There are no enjoyable parts about my job its thankless. the hardest part of the job there is no structure. Management is micro management they do not take responsibility they throw you under the bus without making a decision.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
mirco managers
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Productive and fun working place with all team member.
Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 24, 2017
A great place to work with. Manager was so kind and helpful . Nice working environment and provided an excellent team work. Offshore team were very coordinated and responded on timely manner. Very friendly all colleagues.
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This is hard work, but it is work to be proud of.
Career Development Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 10, 2017
The IRC was a wonderful place to work, and I was very lucky to find myself working alongside caring and competent people. The work is very demanding, and you often feel like you are leaving the day with much more work to be done.

The overall pay is low, but the benefits package is amazing. Honestly, the IRC San Diego was the most competitive organization of its kind in San Diego in terms of pay and benefits.
Pros
Great work, great management, and a commitment to work/life balance
Cons
very hard work that often pulls you in many directions. Overall low pay.
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Great NON Profit
Employment Specialist Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 9, 2017
I dont wanna I dont wanna I dont wanna review but this site is making me do this hahah. I am showing them who is in control. you cant ask me to do a review by force.
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Rewarding work, great colleagues, but potential management difficulties
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  United StatesJuly 17, 2017
Amazing place to work! Effective, cutting-edge programming that pushes the industry forward. Large organization that still has much of it's grass-roots culture intact.

Management is hit-or-miss, so be prepared to be assertive if you have difficulties.
Pros
Rewarding work, great programs, friendly colleagues, opportunities to learn and grow
Cons
Mid-level management issues
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Filling necessary void; work could be implemented better
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 8, 2017
IRC is doing a great work. They really are filling a need with the work they do as far as the resettlement process for refugees. However, it seems that many of their values are more talk than actual practice, especially partnership with members of the community they serve. If you are expecting to truly operate under their mission and vision, also expect that you may have some push back when you do that. It does however seem that the "heart" of the organization is to continually improve and truly operate based on their mission and vision. So, it has the opportunity for change.
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fun working environment. everyone stay active and good communication with each co-worker
Volunteer in I/T Department (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJuly 3, 2017
The position was bored but sometimes was a bit challenging. The boring part is data entry and organizing files, paper works, etc.. the challenging part were projects and utilization of budget from the company headquarter. Each representative from their department were really good in communication, things were clear and fast. Co-workers were very active, gave me lots of energy.
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