International Committee of the Red Cross Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer
Peter Maurer
125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great working environment and amazing satisfaction gained from helping beneficiaries(in 20 reviews)

  • "ICRC mandate is to alleviate suffering from people affected by conflict all around the world(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "May make it less suitable for non-medical outsiders with non-ICRC experience(in 17 reviews)

  • "Bureaucracy and the way they treat local staff is sometimes rather unfair(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best humanitarian organization in the world"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great working environment and amazing satisfaction gained from helping beneficiaries

    Cons

    Consumes life and work balance, hazardous working locations (at times), skills gained are seldom usable outside the organization

    International Committee of the Red Cross Response

    August 19, 2020Talent Attraction Associate

    Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed time at the ICRC. If you have any further feedback to share please email us at talent.attraction@icrc.org

  2. "."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpretor in Aleppo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    Very comfortable work environment to improve yourself

    Cons

    Right now it is just a part time job.


  3. "Good organization"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Spokesperson in Baghdad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment and a great opportunity to work in the humanitarian field, help people and support a cause

    Cons

    Difficult or no promotion is the main challenge for many employees

  4. Helpful (4)

    "such a bad environment at ICRC lebanon"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Beirut
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Such a bad work environment at ICRC lebanon

    Cons

    the lack of professionalism of the HR team is really obvious in this organisation. You will never be recruited if you don't know someone from within this organisation or if you are not supported by a political party. what a shame!

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    International Committee of the Red Cross Response

    November 11, 2020Talent Attraction Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are taking your feedback on HR seriously. Our staff all undergo several training sessions to provide them with suitable skill sets, and we take care to ensure our recruitment process is done without bias or subjectivity, with the help of both training and digital tools. If you believe there has been any misconduct please report it here https://icrc.integrityplatform.org/. If you would like to elaborate on your feedback or discuss anything else, please email us at talent.attraction@icrc.org

  5. "Great work environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Field Officer in Beirut
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly professional working environment and ethical

    Cons

    Might sometimes lack monitoring old managers

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    International Committee of the Red Cross Response

    August 19, 2020Talent Attraction Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here. If you have any further feedback to share please email us at talent.attraction@icrc.org

  6. "Medical advisor specialist occupational medicine"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in Geneva
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    company with highly diversified professional challenge and international working environment

    Cons

    moderately disorganized stile of work , discontinuity of strategic choices which prevents employee to acquire full maturity in their endeavors

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    International Committee of the Red Cross Response

    August 14, 2020Talent Attraction Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience here. We value your input and would be happy to discuss any further feedback you might have - please email us at talent.attraction@icrc.org

  7. "Great organization to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Diplomatic Adviser in Addis Ababa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The ICRC is a fantastic work environment. A lot of hard work and lessons learned. The organization offers capacity building and education fund.

    Cons

    For national staff, the room for growth is limited as is salary.

    International Committee of the Red Cross Response

    August 19, 2020Talent Attraction Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here. If you have any further feedback to share please email us at talent.attraction@icrc.org

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great organisation with mission"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Communications Officer in Geneva
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Motivated employees. Highly professional and hard-working environment.

    Cons

    Might be too hierarchical.

  9. "Driver"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Port Harcourt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Want to go more higher in another working environment to aquire more knowledge and skills

    Cons

    It will improve me more higher

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  10. "Protection Field Officer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Committee of the Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A challenging environment to work with

    Cons

    Working to help the needed becoming the order of the day

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