Counterpart International Employee Reviews

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Culture is toxic
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 16, 2018
Counterpart has a good mission and strong junior staff, but management disregards most staff input. There are initiatives, such as the Core Values initiative that seem positive, but they aren't taken to heart. Staff can be removed from position with no notice, and turnover in recent years has exceeded 50%..
Pros
Teleworking, decent 403B contribution
Cons
Toxic, competitive work environment
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Not the best place to work at
Program Consultant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VADecember 16, 2017
Lots of politics, depend on connection, no team work (No teams at all). Many people leaving work because lack of management or appreciation. It all depend on who you know. They have big programs and regions just swiped them out of their work or put them under not related region. Stress at work. People they work there to keep paying their bills mostly, not because they are passionate about working their like many other organization who treat them much better than CPI. Many people who have high degrees and and an excellent experience, they mistreat them because of their different background or because they are polite. You see many no experience put in high level position they don't even manage or don't know anything about the that region or never went in one visit to that region. Overall, I don't see how they will win any proposals in the future with no teams, no good plans, no good management or clear programs strategies.
I don't recommend this place to work at, if you chose to go and work their, If you have good years of experience I can assure you in the first 10 days you can find out this place is already collapsed.
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ambiente agradable
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  El salvadorOctober 11, 2017
El ambiente de trabajo, buenos compañeros de trabajo, trabajo muy ameno el tiempo pasaba muy rápido, buenas relaciones con el CoP
Pros
Prestaciones
Cons
ninguno
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Need to be a jack of all trade in IT creating solutions lead to exemplary services
Network Associate (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 28, 2017
Typical work day supporting users both at HQ and field, handling the servers and network issues, backup of data and dealing with application software, office 365.

The working culture is fantastic and everyone strive to do their best carrying one another making sure no one is left behind.

The hardest part is when services suddenly go down and no one s able to work as we struggle to get them back online.

Working wit the group of people who are very passionate about what they do for the organization.
Pros
Flexible working schedule
Cons
not sufficient time to continuous update the skils set
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Fun to work
Project Assistant (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VADecember 9, 2016
Review all the emails in the outlook and prioritize the work in terms of urgency

New skills about how to use different systems specially with sharepoint

Management was really helpful in was responsible for in case if needed

Contacting the vendors for same reason for several times was sometime irritating

The most enjoyable part is having a regular weekly meeting in terms of showing the work progress
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Flexible and educational
Senior Director & Internal Auditor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 13, 2016
Counterpart was a challenging and flexible place to work.The customer concentration risk creates an unstable career environment.

The opportunities to travel internationally was exciting, informative and educational.

The single-person function was the hardest part of the daily job requirement.
Pros
telecommuting
Cons
Position was based on funding
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Typical USAID contractor, nice people, nice locations.
Officer (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 4, 2016
The organization is growing and it is interesting to watch how it goes through this process. Job security, salaries, perspectives etc - all more or less the same as in any other USAID contractor org. Nice people, very diverse staff.
Pros
Nice people, friendly staff.
Cons
no professional development, perspective, low salaries
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A low benefit non-profit
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJune 24, 2015
Among all the non-profit organizations I ever worked in, CPI provided the lowest benefits. There is not a balance between compliance and efficiency.
Pros
Good travel opportunities. Appreciate employees' personal life.
Cons
Low benefits
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Friendly and supportive colleagues
Chief of Party (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAFebruary 5, 2015
I opened a post and a program in Bangladesh for Counterpart International who provided excellent support to this initiative. Good company and supportive colleagues.
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Productive workplace, fun people
Community Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington DCApril 23, 2013
It was a good and exciting place to work. I learned a lot about the ins and outs of development work. I worked up to VP for Programs and helped start the environment division. Excellent coworkers. Hardest part of job was knowing what the boss wanted. Most enjoyable was the people.
Pros
good people, good pay
Cons
poor management, disconnected goals
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Na
General Ledger Accountant (Temporary Contract) (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 1, 2012
Restructuring, no other comment
Like any other company
Need more employees who know what they are doing
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