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Traditional and friendly environment
Marketing Intern at Yearbook Unit (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYSeptember 11, 2012
It's a good start of career and learned a lot about the inside roles.
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Diverse workplace with great opportunities for travel and meeting people from all walks of life.
Asset Management Officer (Former Employee), Darfur, SudanSeptember 4, 2012
Pros: travel and greatoverall benefit package.
Cons: overally bureaucratic.
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.
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The very thing I was looking for
ASSISTANT (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 25, 2012
Highly disciplined environment.
High-energy, fast-paced.
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UN/Dyncorp
Deputy Commander (Former Employee), Falls Church, VAAugust 16, 2012
Pros: benefits, pay, location, support
Cons: mission was not long enough
This is a mission to Bosnia under the UN with Dyncorp being the hiring agency. Such a gratifying experience in my career
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Intern, Climate Change Research (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 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
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Healthy comfortable work environment
Supervisor (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 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
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The most interesting job ever.
Chief of Building Engineering Services (Former Employee), Angola, AfricaJuly 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.
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This was an absolutely fascinating position
Travel Consultant (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 27, 2012
Pros: dealing with situations i never dealt with previously
Cons: the commute was very difficult considering my home location
The days went by very quickly as we were always busy.I increased
my geographical knowledge(which was execellent when I started).
I also increased my knowledge of difficult and complicated itineraries.

Management was very strict considering the circumstances,but always very helpful.Co-workers were for the most part helpful and
friendly,though we didn't – more... have much time to communicate given the
work load.

The hardest part of the job was completing submitted itineraries in time for the traveler's departure,especially within Africa or Asia.

The most enjoyable part of the job was spending my time off in the
library and the adjacent map room,which was incredibly fascinating

Unfortunately,I was compelled to leave this position as I was caring for my terminally ill mother,and could not coordinate the commute
and care effectively to do both. – less
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Harsh working eviroment but productive and supportive in all aspect of operations.
Central Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee), Darfur SudanJune 15, 2012
Pros: more vacations
Cons: restricted break time.
Having worked with the United Nations for the period of eight (8) years as warehouse assistant/Supervisor, I have gained more experience working with and supervising six (6) International Staffs. Dealing with each staff with respect,dignity, professionalism and respect for diversity as each of them are completely different nationals establishes a good – more... working relationship.Team work helped archieve organization goals and enhance warehouse productivity and meet deadline/timelines.Though the enviroment is very harsh and almost always hot but working with different nationals to obtaine one goal is significant. – less
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Working in War torn Areas always with a Recreational centre and a Church..
Security Specialist (Former Employee), Former YugoslaviaJune 14, 2012
Pros: learning, experience, survival and ability to work anywhere in the world.
Cons: none to comment on..
My First International Job as a Peace Keeper...Worked Eagerly and Experienced Change of Weather seasons,Different Cultures and Languages..It was an Experience to Later change Both, My Understanding of the World and Way of Living..
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Productive
Human Rights Assistant (Former Employee), Kinshasa, DR CongoJune 1, 2012
Pros: vacation after a long period of work
Cons: system healthcare for national staff
I learned a lot, working with United Nations in DR Congo.I joined the Human Rights Office like an Interpret (translator), but my title was changed 2 months later as a Human Rights Clerk. I am very engaged and I learned computer, administrative task, fax machine, scan, photocopy and to deal with the others colleagues.
The relationship with my colleagues – more... was very good and I tried to help some of them.
I did my work consciously with professionalism. I respect the timing according for doing the job.
I used to travel in a lot of place for duty for long moment. – less
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You are wirking in heavon
National Professional Officer (Admin) (Former Employee), Kabul, afghanistanMay 22, 2012
Pros: perfecto
The best employeer in the world, they care the best for their employees. Eno
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excellent place to make a difference to the world
Financial Assistant Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 5, 2012
Usually I sat in front of a computer to edit a offcial document of UN.
My mangers and co-workers were all very nice. This intership required to negotiate with other co-workers. They taugh me a lot and never hesitate to give me advices. I thought the most enjoyful part of this job was that it's very meaningful. What my department had done can save a – more... lot of lives from stavation or keep peace in certain place. – less
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housekeeper rooms attender
housekeeper (Former Employee), New York, NY 309 east 48 street manhattanApril 25, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: not benefice
Full time job.
rooms attender and housekeeper and cleaning offices.
set up the table.
set up the local for party and set up the dishes
cleaning offices, pick up the garbage,
cleaning a big kitchen.
organized the dishes.
cleaning rooms and a pent house.
mopping big lobby.
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Excellent work ethic
LAN HELPDESK ANALYST INTERN (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 19, 2012
This internship was phenomenal and a valuable learning experience. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was working in a diverse cultural environment which fostered continuous learning. Everyone was a professional and I had the opportunity to learn and master new IT tools. A typical day could potentially include setup account access privileges, – more... relocation of employees and roles of privilege, employee hire setup, Polycom A/V setup for global conference calls. – less
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It is great working with a UN. The management, the cultural values and compensations are remarkable.
Information Management Officer(P3) (Current Employee), Cambodia, Phnome PenhApril 18, 2012
I have extensive experience in working with a UN. Resourceful and Challenging opportunities in my career.
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Program Manager
Program Manager Logistics (Former Employee), AfghanistanApril 9, 2012
Responsible for project financial overview in provincial locations throughout Afghanistan.
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FUNFILLED MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
TEAM LEADER VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH SUDAN (Former Employee), JUBAMarch 23, 2012
Pros: acquisitions of further skills and competencies
Cons: challenging infrastructure
WORKING IN SOUTH SUDAN WAS AS CHALLENGING AS IT WAS REWARDING!!!
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Culturally Stimulating Environment
IT Officer (Current Employee), DRCMarch 10, 2012
Pros: good benefits
Cons: !
Culturally Stimulating Environment. Challenging work under stressful current world events, yet very rewarding
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Very kind, generous and thoughtful couple to work for.
Caregiver, Housekeeper, personal assistant, driver (Former Employee), United Nations PlazaFebruary 28, 2012
Pros: excellent food, and very kind couple.
Cons: can't think of any.
I worked for the Reed's for 11 years. They treated me as part of the family. I became their right hand, and they were very kind and supportive. They did a lot of travelling and may times I was taking along.

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