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transport and logistics police officer (Former Employee) –  jubaJune 22, 2017
every day is a learning process and challenges make people stronger.
Respect for diversity
respect for human rights should be the daily guidelines
meeting and making new friends all over the world
learning on security issues was more important and experience on various fields
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Security, operations, integrity
Dock Master (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 18, 2017
As one might imagine, this place is all about security. It's most important to operate by the book here. Even though it's not constantly busy, work often comes in larger waves & you may find weekly overtime opportunities depending on your department. The Supervisors I have met are dedicated, smart & hard working people who only want the best for our operations. The hardest part of the job is acclimating to procedure. Also, as expected, the commute can be a drag for those who aren't local. Best part of the job can be the people you will meet in your travels.
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This organization never go out these mission to support refugees, great organization to work for.
Cultural Relations Manager (Former Employee) –  Kasulu, Tanzania / Refugees campJune 11, 2017
I worked with this humanitarian organization for at least five years as a compound workers supervisor, and cultural manager to support refugees and humanitarian's staff, to translate french and Kiswahili language.
It is the best organization with mission to protect people whom have non hope to survive and give them hope.
The staff worked hard night to day to support refugees and protect them, in accordance with international law supporting refugees.
Pros
Good organization
Cons
N/a
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best place to work
HIV COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  INJune 8, 2017
Talk to clients.Encourage them and motivate them.Hardest part was convincing someone with HIV that they will be just fine.It was nice seeing my clients not give up.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long hours
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Interactive work with management
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Montclair, NJJune 8, 2017
The job consisted in the translation of a document that took me one month to complete. Worked with management in team. I learned a lot on the the alternatives to incarceration.
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HR Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 6, 2017
UNOPS is a partner of the UN Secretariat. It's very family based and people are nice here. There are always tough times in every job but it's a good place to really learn alot from.
Pros
Job advancement, Networking with delegates and senior officials
Cons
Hours are bad, Pay is bad, yearly contracts based on funding=No funding no job
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Every day was unpredictable in terms of secutiry situation at the time. We learned to take each day as it comes fostering efforts for peace building
Military Liaison Officer (Former Employee) –  DARFUR, SUDANJune 6, 2017
Interesting enviroment to work in with people from different nations and in a war zone. Management of unated nations was superb promoting accontability and transparence. Every member of the team in the mission area was prifvy to all necessary information happening in the mission area regarding security, welfare and the like. Hardest part was relizing that the working enviroment was a war zone and security challenges are real almost always.
Pros
Good interactions with people from different nations and cultures
Cons
Living the obvious challenge of unstable war situation, But manageable
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An exiciting environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 1, 2017
Great mangement and middle management teams. Wonderful support and hard working co-workers. Very knowledgable supervisors. Great support of empoylees pursuit of education and career advancement.
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A great place to work and have a career.
Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 29, 2017
The United Nations is a unique working environment on so many levels: philosophically, culturally, the nature of the work, and the differences in the people that work there. It provides an opportunity to do humanitarian work globally to bring about change to peoples in need, with the goal of improving the quality of life for humanity.
Pros
The international exposure.
Cons
Understanding the nuances of the various cultures.
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they need to implement fun games at work, there is none at present
Desktop Support Technician II (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 23, 2017
It is a very stressful place to work and some people working as consultants are not professionals at all. Managers are not having enough supervision over the supervisors handling employees. Cursing words fly in the IT department like nothing.
Pros
no free lunch
Cons
no breaks
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Good place to gain experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 29, 2017
What you can expect: multi-cultural working environment, opportunities to attend kinds of meetings and meet professionals from all walks of life.
I was lucky that I met an excellent supervisor from whom I learned a lot.
Pros
resources and opportunities
Cons
internship is unpaid
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Ambassador at the UN is excellent job. Compensation & benefits, a function country's national policies.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Palau (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 28, 2017
Work as Ambassador at the United Nations is excellent. The challenges and job satisfaction are excellent. The ratings above are related to the employer which is the Government of Palau. Because the job is a political appointment, job security is not guaranteed. The compensation and benefits are commensurate with a developing country Public Service Commission policy. The work at the UN is 24/7. Working at multilateral levels is always challenging, takes lot of diplomacy and patience. One has to adjust to the culture of multinational advocacy, multiethnic tolerance and joy of diversity. The hardest part of the job is balancing between ethical/spiritual convictions and achieving consensus towards global good. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting and making friends with the people from all walks of life, from all countries. Yes, I believe being an ambassador at the UN is one of the most exciting jobs a person can have.
Pros
Meeting diverse diplomats in meetings and receptions as a representative of your country.
Cons
Slow process (rhetoric nature) of getting things done.
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Lead Security Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 19, 2017
Awesome place to work at is you get the opportunity. Typical 9-5 job with no real stress but HIGH taxes because its in NY. If you like the city buzz and the high prices than apply!
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Very good place to work
Language Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 12, 2017
Overall I'm satisfied with this job, considering the competition.

it's a good job that grows on you.

Salary is great and the benefits are very good, in terms of health care and days off.....

This job is a bargain!
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multi-cultural, diverse work environment
CHIEF, PEACEKEEPING FINANCE DIVISION (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 8, 2017
Excellent place to work if you are interesting in international non-profit environment with emphasis on cultural diversity, respect for diversity, integrity, team work. Areas of focus include humanitarian, peacekeeping, oversight, human rights, international affairs.
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Fiance Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 5, 2017
I have an unpaid internship at UN. We have a lot of activities for interns, and meet people from around the world, which is fun. Management and coworkers are efficient and helpful.
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I have gained external experience
Team site Leader (Former Employee) –  MonroviaApril 3, 2017
The United Nations observes all cultures and provides a conducive working environment. I had a chance to mix and work with different races and came out with great results.
Pros
All resources all available
Cons
Need to adjust to food and also affected with various diseases as you will be far from home country.
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Very diverse
mail sorter, delivery (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 29, 2017
Very easy to make a good impression... One goes hand in hand..because the UN makes a good impression.. I loved working there.. Memories of a lifetime
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Great learning experience
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 16, 2017
This position was one in all. It invloved server administration tasks, management tasks and application development majorly.
Hence, a great experience of a complete life cycle of an application development.
The most difficult part was me being the only developer on the team but that made my skill set enhance faster and greater.
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Great place to work
Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 11, 2017
People here are highly intelligent and motivated to work hard for the good of everyone. You will not find a more diverse workplace anywhere else. There is definitely a lack of job security here, however. You may not know if you will have your contract extended even a week before your contract is up. Also consultants do not get health insurance and will need to pay for it privately, and do not get access to many of the services that staff get (library book checkout, language classes, different entrance, cannot access many of the areas of the UN). If you are ok with the uncertainty and benefits (or lack thereof) then it is definitely the place to be.
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