United Nations Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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United Nations Secretary General António Guterres (no image)
António Guterres
236 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and people(in 115 reviews)

  • "excellent work environment and good work-life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "unpaid internship lots of work and pressure(in 57 reviews)

  • "no chance to get a return offer, no pay(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great opportunities nice colleagues

      Feb 26, 2021 - Public Information Assistant 
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      Pros

      Good benefits including complementary language classes, good insurance plan

      Cons

      not efficient, bureaucratic, some system outdated

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Working at the UN

      Mar 21, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and great work life balance

      Cons

      Heavy beureocracy and rather slow process.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Depends on where you're posted

      Nov 15, 2013 -  
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      Pros

      As above. Things can get pretty good if you get to work with great people.

      Cons

      If you're posted to positions under dictators, things can get pretty rough.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      international consultant

      Mar 5, 2015 - International Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      access to/opportunities to influence government officials hands on.

      Cons

      too many rules, no career development perspectives, job openings for permanent positions open reserved for insiders making lateral moves

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Salary

      Jul 24, 2021 - Senior Associate 
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      Pros

      It has an international atmosphere where you respect and being respected by others. Very good place to work.

      Cons

      There are no any cons that i can think of now. Might be promotion will not be an easy task

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      UN is a great employer

      Jul 23, 2021 - Development Coordination Officer in Podgorica
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      Pros

      Mission of the organisation, professional staff

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, slow and robust processes, sometimes had a feeling that effort was in vein

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Program

      Jul 20, 2021 - XV Si 
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      Pros

      Excellent good platform good resource

      Cons

      Dhiu is a problem at all and I have n the other things will

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      UN officer

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Rome
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      Pros

      Wonderful social job serving the most vulnerable

      Cons

      Often travel and work in dangerous locations

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good org, good colleagues

      Jul 16, 2021 - Communications Officer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great projects, good colleagues, learn a lot

      Cons

      A lot of bureaucracy and sometimes lack of efficiency

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Mission driven work

      Jul 12, 2021 - Programmer Officer in Nairobi
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      Pros

      Amazing partners in country, real sense of purpose and excellent salary and benefits

      Cons

      Slow advancement and poor communication by senior management

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