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Updated 9 Oct 2019

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3.6
84%
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Agence Française de Développement CEO Rémy RIOUX
Rémy RIOUX
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Les conditions de travail sont relativement bonnes(in 10 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "s frustrant pour les nouveaux arrivants(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate Finance"

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    Current Employee - Head of Business Development in Paris
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agence Française de Développement full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interest of the job, Great values Projects all around of the world Freedom

    Cons

    Low salary Red tape Compliance

    Advice to Management

    Nine

    Agence Française de Développement2019-10-10
  2. "Place to work"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Agence Française de Développement

    Pros

    interesting job and good place to work

    Cons

    good work and life balance

    Agence Française de Développement2017-05-22
  3. "AFD"

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     in Nairobi

    I worked at Agence Française de Développement

    Pros

    Flexiblility work -life balance diversity at work

    Cons

    Poor career growth discrimination for locals

    Agence Française de Développement2017-04-20
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Investment officer / chargé de projets"

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    Current Employee - Investment Officer - Chargé De Projets in Cairo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agence Française de Développement full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure, and a diverse working environment. Opportunity for training trips in Paris. Strengthens contacts with other donors and key positions in the government.

    Cons

    For locally employed staff, they are so underpaid with no opportunity whatsoever for growth. Process is very slow and bureaucratic. Working hours are not human and overtime is not paid. Authority and decision making is always given to the head office, with so little space of leadership on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    If you continue with your HR policies regarding the local staff, don't say that you are a development bank with a social responsibility.

    Agence Française de Développement2016-12-08
  5. "Chargé de projets"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Agence Française de Développement full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, exploration, interaction, hard work

    Cons

    Long distances need to be travelled often

    Agence Française de Développement2016-09-29
  6. "dsadg"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Agence Française de Développement part-time

    Pros

    Good People, Good Cofee Maker, Nice fridge

    Cons

    Addaquite desks, Poor Pen Selection

    Advice to Management

    get better chairs

    Agence Française de Développement2015-11-04
  7. "Project Manager"

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    I have been working at Agence Française de Développement

    Pros

    good team, project management, meeting with partners, development

    Cons

    I really don't see any

    Agence Française de Développement2015-10-09
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Project officer"

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    Project Officer in Rio Branco, Acre

    I have been working at Agence Française de Développement for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with a wide range of stakeholders (local authorities, government, private companies, NGO, consultants). Good job to have a holistic view of a sector, in terms of politics, strategies, projects, actors... Good professional / private balance.

    Cons

    Management : Self-centred managers thinking more of their own careers than the team spirit, making unfair decisions. Consideration of people according their status. Poor sense of responsibilities. Career : Depending on your relations rather than your willingness to work and your competencies.

    Advice to Management

    Amend HR policies and at global and local (agencies) area. Provide managers valuable training in management. Develop a long term strategy taking into account young coworkers and allowing them the possibility to keep working within the AFD. Beware of bad managers damaging employer branding.

    Agence Française de Développement2015-09-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "project manager in local agency"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Kinshasa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Agence Française de Développement full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    AFD is a public development finance institution that has been working to fight poverty and foster economic growth in developing -> job's purpose is challenging

    Cons

    - network is very important if you want to get promotions or a more interested job - people have comfortable jobs in a huge organization where no one is really in charge, sometimes inertia & caution can ruin o project (I think it is a problem of a lot of organization)

    Advice to Management

    - realize how lucky you are to work in such a place and manage your people so as to they achieve goals which would be profitable for the population you are supposed to help not only because your supervisor ask you for a specific Excel spreadsheet with ratios of productivity or profitability

    Agence Française de Développement2014-02-25
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