Conference Officer, United Nations (Former Employee), vienna – September 11, 2012
good place to work! I have learned to work in fast space environment and be able to use my language abilities(speak french, german). The co-workers were very nice and open to share their own experience at the job site.
HVAC, Auto A/C & Electric (Former Employee), Haiti, P au p. – March 16, 2013
Pros: going out for your lunch time
Cons: one hour for break
Monday there's plenty of job than others day, how functionning the system, more knowledge and live with different culture. Always under pressure, because there's always others jobs waiting for. Having a good teamwork for helping other people how doing well the duties. When there's job waiting for you after finishing each one after one. When you receive – more... your payment and where there's party between us. – less
EOD Deminer and Mine sweeper (Former Employee), Syria, VA – March 11, 2013
Pros: on contract basis only by un
Ive had been experienced as DE miner and mine sweeper during the time i was deployed as peacekeeper as part of United Nations peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights Israel and Syria, Ive enjoy what am doing there with the help also of other contingent like contingent from Austria,Croatia,India and Japan Peacekeeper.The hardest part of my Job there is – more... when the time you have to recover a landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with the used of our knowledge and techniques and render safe procedure. – less
Campaign Coordinator (Former Employee), Nairobi, Kenya – February 20, 2013
Pros: half days off from work on fridays, casual clothing day
Cons: traffic issues took a lot of time
Learnt a lot about different cultures. Worked with young children on two different projects, it was fun, interactive and something that was worth doing for the community. Management was great, understanding and patient. Co workers were great. Fun, interactive people. Co- workers were always there to help one another. Hardest part of the job was to learn – more... how to keep all emotions out of the work we were doing for these children. Enjoyable part of the job was; getting to work and help children that were going through certain issues. Making a difference. – less
Security Officer (Former Employee), Baghdad – November 26, 2012
Pros: every thing was free ....
All days were my typical days and i have learned to work with multi nationalities and environment... our managment was an ideal managment and my co-workers were doing good .. the bad security sitiuation was the hardest part ....we all were working as a team work.
The UN Secretariat is a massive bureaucracy run by professional international civil servants. It is a highly structured and rule-driven environment.
Business Analyst and Writer (Current Employee), New York, NY – October 17, 2012
Pros: great benefits for staff. permanent staff have good security.
Cons: difficult to adapt to organization.
The UN Secretariat may not be everyone's cup of tea. It is an interesting place to work because of the international character and the proximity to the General Assembly and Security Council and diplomatic activity.
On the other hand, it is governed by a vast accumulation of resolutions, information circulars, and staff rules. This can make it difficult – more... at times to make change. – less
I LIKE WORKING WITH UNITED NATIONS BECAUSE I LIKE BEEN A DIPLOMAT. SECOND, LIFE IS WORTLESS WITHOUT LIVING FOR OTHERS. UN MAKES ONE LEARN MORE ABOUT DIVERSE CULTURE, ETHNICITIES, AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS BACKGRAND.
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Social Worker (Former Employee), Pakistan – October 6, 2012
Pros: met a lot of new people
I liked working there, I have no complaints. During the day I had meetings daily with people, if there was any problem with schools, families, hospitals, etc. we report it to our main office and they take care of it.
Analyst assistant (INTERN) (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 30, 2012
The multicultural environment and the constant dialogue regarding international affairs provide the employee to develop a wider perspective from the current global issues. The environment is stimulating for analysis and development of new approaches to contemporary issues.
Due to its overly bureaucratic culture, the UN may seem that it's all about paper pushing and not really results driven like most private firms Stateside. However, once you learn the culture, you learn that you can achieve a lot more through your contact list and sometimes bypass the tedious and timeconsuming bureaucracy.
Intern, Climate Change Research (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 23, 2012
Pros: global topics
Cons: temporary position
Performed tasks related to the preparation of the Copenhagen Climate Summit, including researching climate change mitigation and adaptation measures and closely working with officials from 25 countries in gathering data and coordinating Climate Summit activities. Accomplishments: identified more than 20 issues affecting intellectual property transfer – more... related to alternative energy generation and distribution; drafted a 50-point list of recommendations on reducing the carbon impact, including a detailed research on replacing income taxation with CO2 taxation. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 12, 2012
Pros: every one communicates
Cons: some time pay was late
early morning fast paced work cleaning offices an restrooms of 22 floors. i learned how to be a team player an diplomatic. I ran the cleaning company as my former boss the owner lives in another country. my co-wokers where more like family we have worked so many years together. the hardest part of the job was sometimes going a month or two with out – more... pay every one smiled an talked to each other sn flexibility – less
Chief of Building Engineering Services (Former Employee), Angola, Africa – July 7, 2012
Pros: the most interesting job ever.
Cons: the mission has a definite completion date.
Never dull, always new situations and new conditions. New cultures to learn from the natives, client groups of the UN staff, and my own staff. Each client group had different needs, but most groups worked together for the sake of the mission.