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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit CEO Friedrich Kitschelt
Friedrich Kitschelt
72 Ratings
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  • "ngt aber vom Projekt und Projektleiter ab, wie die Erfahrung sein wird(in 8 reviews)

  • "Vertraglich vereinbarte Aufgaben werden im laufenden Vertag ge(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly stuff, competitive salary, ethical organisation

    Cons

    Hard to get a permanent position

    Advice to Management

    Paperwork could be further decreased

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2014-09-07
  2. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit full-time

    Pros

    They offer lots of opportunities to work abroad and you don't necessarily have to speak german(depends on the job). Good community of junior staff and interns.

    Cons

    I have seen and heard from colleaugues that the workload can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2019-03-12
  3. "Internship at private sector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

    Pros

    international dynamic vibe, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    sometimes German bureaucratic

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2019-02-17
  4. "Interesting, international work and career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

    Pros

    - International atmosphere - Projects all around the world - Flexible programme adjustment - Career development, pay and benefits - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Lack of "learning-from-mistakes"-culture - High workload

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2017-04-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Junior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit full-time

    Pros

    I had the chance to work for projects with great impact

    Cons

    Bureaucracy No training No career development No enough exchange between similar projects from different countries

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2017-01-25
  6. "Junior Consultant - abroad"

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant - Abroad 
    Recommends

    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work in inter-cultural environment while being supported by company trainings. Generally, colleagues are very interesting and friendly people. For a government related company, still very flexible in reaching targets and working on the project basis. Good place to work for sustainable development.

    Cons

    Highly structured organisation, with some bureaucratic hurdles. Hierarchy evident. Projects not always are seen as effective. Some partners institutions in countries complain about slow processes (especially in admitting new projects because of a long diplomatic process)

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2016-03-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "GIZ Field Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

    Pros

    Great team of committed, spirited and friendly colleagues, I got quickly involved in their daily work including field trips.

    Cons

    Surprisingly disorganised company, bureaucratic at the same time, top-down mentality of higher management. Pretty conservative mindset of quite a lot of colleagues. Juniors are often running close to burnout. Your general experience at GIZ will greatly depend on which field office you end up in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what is going on in operations and take work-life balance of your employees serious.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2015-10-22
  8. "Truly enjoyed this job"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Kasungu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very fair salary. Great international team.

    Cons

    Extremely short contract lengths make for a fast and furious work environment.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2019-08-21
  9. "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH"

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    Current Employee - Junior in Addis Ababa
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    I have been working at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit for less than a year

    Pros

    very good working environment especially for IT personnel

    Cons

    very low salary compared to other countries

    Advice to Management

    consider providing more salary t your contract workers

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2019-08-14
  10. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, good team, international context

    Cons

    I cannot list any cons so far

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit2019-07-30
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