This company is interested in staff welfare and work/home life balance. this company provides many opportunities for staff training and development. This company participates in salary surveys and addresses compensation according to local situations. The leaders in this company are well trained.
Technical Writer (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – March 20, 2017
Experience includes wide variety of documentation and projects, focusing on processes and procedures, network, platforms, cloud, and data center. It also incudes working alongside Content Subject Matter Experts document planning, drafting, revision, and distribution.
Diverse workforce with a sense of global awareness
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – November 17, 2016
A dynamic place to work with many talented employees who are always striving to make others way of life better. We focus our approach through improvements in education, democracy and governance, health, technology, and economic development.
A really good place to work, excellent for travel opportunities
Research Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 5, 2016
USAID maintains many job disciplines, all to serve their humanitarian and security missions. My days are filled with analyzing data, reviewing options and making recommendations. I also conduct training and customer service as system administrator.
Accounting Technician/Project Accountant (Former Employee) – Afghanistan-Kabul US embassy – May 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
Front office Admin OAPA (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 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.
Dynamic place to work, great health benefits, wonderful people
long hours - 50 - 70+ depending on work load. poor work life balance
Voucher Examiner/Accounting Technician (Former Employee) – Embassy of USA in Lima, Peru – January 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.
Protective Security Officer/ Supervisor (Current Employee) – DC – January 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.
USAID is a tough place to work, management need better training
Communications Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 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.
lots of work
very unmotivating work environment, inexperienced managers, employees who are ineffective keep their jobs.
Voucher Examiner (Current Employee) – Morocco – May 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.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 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.
no benefits, healthcare, negative working environment, negative attitudes, etc.