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Beltway Bandits

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Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
Former Employee - Program Assistant in Silver Spring, MD (US)

I worked at Global Communities full-time for more than a year

Pros

Field staff are incredible, people are wonderful, smart & caring.

Cons

Rife with internal politics, lack of vision for staff and their futures, absolutely no concern for actual impact apart from questionable donor reporting indicators, a white man's club.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promotions not necessary

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    Current Employee - Support Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Support Officer in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Global Communities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International travel opportunity
    Lower echelons: hard working, dedicated, intelligent group of people
    Promoting positive change...for the most part

    Cons

    Lacks strong, sound leadership
    Horrible inter-department communication and collaboration
    Low morale, and mgmt could care less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the same time and energy into your people as they put into your organization
    A simple Thank You goes a long way...and don't wait until they leave to tell them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for fresh graduates in need of getting experience on their resumes.

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    Current Employee - Program Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Program Officer in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Global Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are mostly easy going and flexible (unlike management). There are many wonderful people, with diverse experiences and skill sets, both at headquarters and on the field

    Cons

    Overworking junior level staff. Very low pay compared to other NGOs, resulting in frequent staff turnover. The management looks out only for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to find ways to maintain staff retention and boost employee morale. It is no coincidence that the only people who've been there over two years are all VPs and directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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