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IFRC Reviews

Updated 4 May 2019

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Found 44 reviews

3.1
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71%
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IFRC CEO Tadateru Konoé
Tadateru Konoé
24 Ratings
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  • "Extreme level of corruption, high level of frustration due to idiotic burocracy(in 2 reviews)

  • "language barrier to some of theemployees(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "GIS Analyst"

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    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFRC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multi culture environment which is adoptable to every fresher as well

    Cons

    coffee maker need to be repaire

    Advice to Management

    great work

    IFRC2017-09-17
  2. "Finance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at IFRC

      Pros

      Perfect job with a lot of managerial responsibilities.

      Cons

      There are not any defect.

      IFRC2017-06-16
    • "Large, established, systems in place but somewhat difficult to manouvre for a new employee, lots of learning to do."

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      Former Employee - Human Resources 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IFRC

      Pros

      There's a lot to learn, love the different cultures you interact with since all nationalities are represented, immense opportunities for growth, and wonderful colleagues.

      Cons

      Can be difficult to introduce change or innovations especially if you're not at the top.. Delays in approvals and integration of staff engagement activities.. Since there's too much going on. Short term contracts are a discouragement as you can't really accomplish much in a short time..

      Advice to Management

      Listen more and engage the lower level staff more before making big decisions.. Consider long term contracts especially for critical roles like HR, Operations

      IFRC2019-05-04
    • "Supportive Environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at IFRC part-time

        Pros

        Supportive and small team, really listen and take your opinions and experiences and suggestions into consideration

        Cons

        Little space for development in smaller regions

        IFRC2019-04-18
      • "Bureaucratic"

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        Current Employee - Manager in Geneva
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at IFRC full-time

        Pros

        While not as good as at UN agencies, the benefits at IFRC are quite good.

        Cons

        IFRC is an extremely hierarchical and bureaucratic organizations. It stifles innovation and creativity.

        IFRC2019-05-02
      • "Health Department"

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          Former Employee - Department Head in Geneva
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at IFRC full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          misión driven organization; historic organization.

          Cons

          substandard programs, disorganized, ego-driven management.

          Advice to Management

          Be transparent

          IFRC2019-03-10
        • Helpful (1)

          "Huge delusion"

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          Former Employee - IT Manager in Geneva
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at IFRC full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great office environment, opportunity to travel a lot.

          Cons

          Extreme level of corruption, high level of frustration due to idiotic burocracy. Far-far away from the noble idea that made me pride of working for IFRC.

          Advice to Management

          Keep closer eye on IT procurement procedures.

          IFRC2019-03-19
        • Helpful (2)

          "Needs improvement"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at IFRC full-time

          Pros

          Remuneration package, plus : tax-free for residents in Swiss territory .

          Cons

          Senior leadership team; widespread micromanagement practices; high levels of psychological harassment.

          Advice to Management

          Walk the talk.

          IFRC2019-01-23
        • "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR"

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          Former Employee - IT Administrator in Harare
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at IFRC full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          good working condition and the environment was friendly.

          Cons

          language barrier to some of theemployees.

          IFRC2018-11-02
        • "Great organisation to work for"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at IFRC full-time

          Pros

          Great values and inspiring cause Amazing people you meet Opportunity to work with communities Good remuneration and benefits Good pathways for career development

          Cons

          Some processes quite bureaucratic Existence of "old boys network" in global senior management Tangible and visible lack of female and diversity in leadership across the movement Poor worklife balance in the field Policies from Geneva often unworkable in the field

          Advice to Management

          Create pathways for more diversity and more females in visible leadership roles

          IFRC2018-09-26
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