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Relief International Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2019

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  1. "Bring Back Old Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Relief International for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great mission.

    Cons

    New management team is out of touch with field.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back founder.

    Relief International2016-12-13
  2. "Very rewarding to work for this organization!"

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    Current Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Relief International for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good supervisor- a leader, empowering Good work life balance Very diverse and amazing staff

    Cons

    No cons from my experience

    Relief International2016-10-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    ""On right track but need a lot more professionalism & commitment from the leadership""

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Africa, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Field staff quite committed. Emergency response is yielding results. Regionalization is a positive step. Centers of excellence is a positive step to increase focus & quality. Grant fund raising is on the rise.

    Cons

    Country leadership lacks accountability leading to nepotism & loss of resources. Human resources management needs serious improvement in accountability, fairness & transparency in recruitment & performance review. Finance system is weak in control & compliance. Management line specifically finance & staff are blurred & abused. Communication protocol often personalized. Funds is considered as only measure of success for...

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    Advice to Management

    Hold country & regional leaders through a transparent and two way performance based measurement beyond funds raised. Recruitment should be more transparent & must follow standard procedures. Finance systems & procedures to be made more dynamic to ensure compliance & accountability of resources. Improve critical & strategic thinking among leaders. Coordination between all the layers of management & implementation staff....

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    Relief International2016-09-24
  4. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International

    Pros

    Great, passionate, qualified people with loads of expertise and professionalism

    Cons

    Split among an LA office, DC office, and London office

    Relief International2016-09-19
  5. "Egypt Country Director"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Relief International not only has great Core Competencies but it sticks to them such as - not limited to - building a good Relationship/Network with local partners whether they are government or non-government organizations. RI also is very Cultural Sensitive when working in different contexts. RI invests in its staff and volunteers training and capacity building. RI has great systems in its HR, Program and Financial...

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    Cons

    Could re-call negatives but I am sure there is always room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Focus more in development and advocacy approach (for sustainability purpose) beside your great work on charity. USAID fund is important for you, focus on it.

    Relief International2016-07-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Had a lot of promise but......"

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

    I worked at Relief International full-time

    Pros

    The most dedicated humanitarian staff I have met in the field, trying to count every penny to help those that have been affected by whatever tragedy they may have faced. Some paying out of their own pocket to make things easier.

    Cons

    Limited funding Field staff benefits are atrocious, especially in conflict areas. (R&R, relocation, etc are a joke) accounting system is a mess and they do not have any idea how to recover cost, which impacts the organization. In some instances, recruiting seems non-competitive, favoring old boys network Field staff are not appreciated and not understood.

    Advice to Management

    GSO staff needs to travel to the field to understand the challenges and success that the field office faces. Does not take care of staff especially in conflict zones.

    Relief International2016-06-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ḩawwārah, Amman Governorate

      I worked at Relief International for more than a year

      Pros

      gain experience working with vulnerable people

      Cons

      bad management, lack of culture, harassment is kind of a norm

      Advice to Management

      HQ should take action

      Relief International2016-07-07
    • "RI - Review"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

      I have been working at Relief International full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You get to wear many hats and get experience in multiple areas of grants & program management

      Cons

      Low pay, poor benefits, lack of accountability within the organization, little room to advance within the organization, & poor management.

      Advice to Management

      Pay employees more and provide advancement opportunities to prevent ongoing high turnover.

      Relief International2016-05-16

      Relief International Response

      June 13, 2016

      Dear Sender, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your experience with RI. We are glad that you found your engagement with RI a fruitful opportunity to wear many hats and get diverse skills on a number of areas.. In response to your feedback related to salary and benefits, ...

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    • "Program Manager, field office"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Relief International full-time

      Pros

      Great teams and dedicated staff. Local teams are amazing but not experienced.Can-do emergency response organization.Good Salary compared to other NGO's. They go to areas where many NGO's refuse to go.

      Cons

      When I was there, it was a one woman show, who literally controlled everything. However, the intent and delivery of emergency services to the needy population, was noteworthy, and made the work fulfilling. Regional structure serves the organization well but some regional directors were lacking the experience leading to burnout and poor professional and personal relationships. Financial systems are improving. Headquarters...

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      Advice to Management

      GSO, get more involved. Better Country Directors and Regional Directors in some places. Better emergency benefits (R&R)

      Relief International2016-02-29
    • "I am working as a finance consultant"

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      Current Employee - Finance Consultant in Sayyān
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Relief International

      Pros

      experience is great and especially working with the regional offices

      Cons

      very organized and working as on family

      Relief International2016-02-18
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