Former Employee (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – January 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%..
Program Consultant (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – December 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.
Officer (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – May 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.
Nice people, friendly staff.
no professional development, perspective, low salaries
Community Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington DC – April 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.