United Nations Development Programme Employee Reviews

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Multi tasking
Finance Associate (Current Employee), GeorgetownFebruary 3, 2015
This work entails dealing with several items during a normal day and which gave you a sense of ownership with regards to the goals of the organization.
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Educative, productive and enjoyable.
Public Sector Reform Specialist (Former Employee), TORIT, South SudanJuly 19, 2014
Pros: given leeway to try new ideas
Cons: limited capacity to adapt to global change management
Not all the people are at the same level of development in this world.
Capacitated my counterparts into the ream of Management.
Mentored counterparts into what transtion management is all about.
Change management especially attitude change.
Seeing what I taught being adoted for the betterment of the organisation.
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Respect of all co-workers culture is important
Consultant (Current Employee), New York, NYMarch 12, 2014
Pros: language barriers sometimes
Cons: camaraderie with peers
Typical day is interacting with anyone from 160 Country Offices via e-mail of telephone. Communication is pivotal to success. Without that, no project implementation will succeed. One of the hardest obstacles’ is communicating, since “English” is usually a second or third language for some of my colleagues. The most enjoyable part is actually interacting with individuals from all over the world.
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very interesting work, but too political
Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: surrounded by experts in every field of development and flexible internship hours.
Cons: corruption, nepotism, inefficient management in regional bureau for africa
This was a great internship opportunity. You can learn a lot or at least practice things you learn in politics graduate school (from a policy standpoint; connecting real problems with potential solutions). On the flip side, the hierarchical structure of the Regional Bureau of Africa significantly impedes progress and productivity.Most of its executive managers block projects and jobs just because they feel like it sometimes. Consultancy positions are generally assigned to friends and friends' friends - irrespective of competencies and performance of some interns and outsider applicants that really deserve it. RBA needs a reality check: its managers forget that Africa is still under-developped and corrupt because of people like them.
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International Organization
Associate (Current Employee), New YorkNovember 27, 2013
I am proud of working in my current position, I value its mission and goals. It is a great organization to work at. Being part of an organization that gives support to developing countries in need to improve in democratic governance, human rights, emprovement of women and protecting the poorest, gives me great satisfaction and is a great example for my children.
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Largest and most 'global' UN agency
Chief, Communications & Publishing (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 5, 2013
Pros: approaching every task as a global citizen & international civil servant
Cons: the inevitable bureaucratic labyrinths of all big governmental entities
Working at the United Nations is an extraordinary privilege and unique learning experience, deeply enriched by the daily collaboration with colleagues from every region of the world. The professional staff of UNDP and the other UN agencies and the UN Secretariat are as a group highly motivated, superbly educated, and genuinely committed to the UN's ideals and misison.
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Diverse workplace with research oriented employeees
Full-time Research intern (Current Employee), New York, NYJuly 31, 2013
Pros: free lunches, meet interesting/diverse people, learn about government/politics
Cons: tedious research, topics not of interest
A typical day at work is a meeting with my boss, reading and researching reports and papers, writing up notes and a synopsis of the days work, and assisting with writing a report.
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Proactive and fun workplace
Regional Operations / Security Advisor (Former Employee), Qabūl, KANJanuary 8, 2013
Pros: good insurance and health care provider
Cons: good brakes, social life
- Traveling throughout the regions, conducting risk and threat assessments, attending meetings, report writing
- Good operational management. New security methodologies and techniques, first aid and life savior skills
- Management in overall is good
- Coworkers were excellent
- Traveling to high risk areas such is Asad-Abad (Kunar Province) and Laskah-Gar (Helmand Province)
- Relationship and teamwork of UNDP staff. Social life
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Excellent place to work
Accounts and Finance Officer (Former Employee), Office in VenezuelaOctober 12, 2012
Pros: good atmoshpere
Happy, prosperous and very interested job. Good co-workers. I did learn a lot in this job.