UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Employee Reviews in United States

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Physical fitness room
IT Security Projects Manager (Former Employee) –  US Embassy KampalaJanuary 16, 2016
Agency provided fitness facility for staff. Regular staff retreats helped shared understanding of senior management vision and organizational strategy in running programs successfully. Management fostered collaboration through mentor-ship, talent management, knowledge management and staff care programs.
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Front Office Admin OAPA
Front office Admin OAPA (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 15, 2015
Overall it was a good place to work. The work itself was always changing and always interesting. Management was demanding but supportive. Deadlines were sometimes completely unrealistic. Long hours and a poor work life balance. The absolutely incredible quality of the staff make up for the long hours however. Happy hours and after work activities were frequent.
Pros
Dynamic place to work, great health benefits, wonderful people
Cons
long hours - 50 - 70+ depending on work load. poor work life balance
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Financial Officer for Federal Government
Senior Financial Management Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 13, 2016
Great experience! Working for the mission of this agency allowed me to travel to Africa to see how US dollars are actually put to use for the betterment of the world.
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Not a good place to work.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 10, 2012
A typical day at work was stressful. Hard to focus while other employees having personal phone conversations and not paying attention to the job at hand. I value teamwork, and I have learned that it is a key element in the success of any company.

Management did not look out for their employees. Lots of negative talk, no moral, and very condecending attitudes. My co-workers were not helpful or positive in any way.

Unfortunately, the hardest part of this job was dealing with the attitudes of my boss as well as his special assistant. There was no harmony, and they did not give directions very well.

I honestly cannot say anything positive about this job. There were no benefits, and the working environment was quite negative. I was not happy. I believe that there is more to a job than just getting a salary. There has to be positive energy in order to progress. I personally am a bubbly and happy person. I would not recommend this job to anyone.
Pros
salary
Cons
no benefits, healthcare, negative working environment, negative attitudes, etc.
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Wonderful place to work
Project Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  USAID/jAMAICA AND CARIBBEAN MISSIONMay 10, 2012
Environment that's cross cultured. Element of feeling secure in your job. Hectic but productive days. Several urgent matters at once. Short notices of reports needed. Many Many meetings and field trips in a day. Quick paced environment.
Management respect views of all - various levels. Management apart of the team; excellent at delegating. competent.
Wide knowledge base of economic and social development issues and possibe solutions.
Hardest part of the job surrounded implementation of programs.
The satisfying part of the job was finding solutions to existing problems.
Pros
good healt care coverage, holidays
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USAID is a tough place to work, management need better training
Communications Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 14, 2014
USAID has a very important mission which keeps its employees motivated. Unfortunately, the management within the agency are poorly equipped to do their jobs properly, they are untrained in management, promoted to positions they are not ready to take on and have a difficult time creating an environment that is positive for staff. Politics and demands from higher up prevent managers from being able to prepare for future activities and to create legitimate long term plans that would help organize employees and show leadership both in the office and in the field of the development. Two other major problems exist at USAID 1, there is little mobility for young professionals and few opportunities given to them for growth or leadership and 2, bad and ineffective employees are not given constructive criticism nor are they removed from their positions which has a very negative effect on morale.
Pros
lots of work
Cons
very unmotivating work environment, inexperienced managers, employees who are ineffective keep their jobs.
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Amazing place to work
Voucher Examiner/Accounting Technician (Former Employee) –  Embassy of USA in Lima, PeruJanuary 27, 2015
Managed very complex cash reconciliation system for 5 countries (Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador & Colombia), In charged of accounts payables and travel expenses. Friendly environment.
High level of professionalism with Managers and co-workers.
Pros
great benefits, trainning and extra activities
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Busy in the mornings
Protective Security Officer/ Supervisor (Current Employee) –  DCJanuary 11, 2015
Come in on time with your uniform sharp with all duty gear on. I have learned to get along with others maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all time. Get along with your co workers because we are a team. We stick together and have each others back on duty. The hardest part is dealing with different attitudes of some clients and their visitors when assisting them through the security screening process. The most enjoyable part is getting to go home to your family safe and sound with no breaches of security and no threats.
Pros
great union and 401 k plan
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Play soccer
Accounting Technician/Project Accountant (Former Employee) –  Afghanistan-Kabul US embassyMay 13, 2015
The job was very wonderful there was a lot of on job training like out of the country, like Paris, Egypt, Bangkok, UAE, Hungary (Budapest) and also others in office training like Customer Service and Internal Control
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short breakfast
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Excellent Place to work
Foreign Services Officer (Current Employee) –  overseasOctober 22, 2014
Great place to work because of opportunity to live overseas, great salary, wonderful benefits and they place a premium on diversity.
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good workplace with all facilities
Voucher Examiner (Current Employee) –  MoroccoMay 24, 2013
I keep a positive energy even with tense atmosphere. Everyday I learn something new (new words, expressions, skills...). As the management changes every 4 years we the foreign national services developped a great adaptability to the change.
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A secure well paying job with great ethics
Participant Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  US Embassy in Islamabad, PakistanJanuary 10, 2014
Employee care and benefits were compatible and working environment was comfortable with the required freedom to function in any job category.
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Excellent place to serve your country
Special Advisor, Administrator Rajiv Shah (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 8, 2014
I enjoyed serving for USAID, working with foreign leaders to promote economic growth and create opportunities for those that seek a dignified way of life.
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Wonderful place to work. Worked a a bunch of great lawyers and auditors.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 5, 2014
Working with USAID, liked that they helped poor countires.
Pros
was able to grade increases and on the spot awards.
Cons
no cons.
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development
EG officer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 17, 2014
works in international development all around the world
in various sectors
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Great environment being able to meet new people everyday
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  CairoJanuary 14, 2014
As a self employed interpreter, I was able to help non-english speaking individuals medically, socially and in different aspects
Pros
organizing my own schedule
Cons
irregular work hours and non stable income
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HR - Classification
Human Resource Asst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 13, 2014
HR Assistance for the USAID in the Classification section and project Manager for the Position Description Library.
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Excellent agency
Background Investigator (Current Employee) –  Washington D.C.August 22, 2013
Conduct Background Investigations (Confidential). Good training and field support.
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