Relief International Reviews

Updated 20 May 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow and break into the industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International full-time

    Pros

    RI is a great place to break into the humanitarian sector, you learn a ton and it prepares you well for your future career. They hire a lot from within especially with interns. The staff are kind, hard-working, and dedicated. With the new CEO, there is tons of potential and a bright future for the years ahead.

    Cons

    Staff need more opportunities to travel to the field to see the programs first hand.

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  2. "Overall, a good experience."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    Supportive environment, good for understanding NGO work.

    Cons

    Depending on location and role, you may feel bored, sometimes not every role is used to its full potential, need to be proactive in making it known what you want to do.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The worst ever"

    1.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    Some of the executives are great people to work with

    Cons

    Organizational structure is a mass, the outcomes of any program is lower than what should be expected from an INGO

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing, tons of potential"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Relief International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RI spent 2013 and early 2014 doing some soul searching, with a very inclusive process soliciting information from all staff worldwide, which culminated in both the strategic plan and an excellent new CEO. They were always open to innovative ideas, they trust their employees and they hire good people. Their SMT is excellent and there is a concerted, whole organization supported push for program quality and learning.

    Cons

    Because of the competitive landscape of humanitarian response - funding is difficult. RI has to work twice as hard to win opportunities for funding to provide essential humanitarian services around the world. They need an infusion of cash from a private donor to start funding emergency response.

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  5. "A dynamic organization where you can create, innovate and learn!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Program Manager in Abū Jubayhah
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    The environment in RI is very supportive to create, innovate and learn as long as employee’s contribution supports the achievement of organizational mission and satisfy door interests. The leadership at various ladders is very much supportive in order employees impart their skill, knowledge and other important characteristics that support innovation, creativity and learning is a central element of program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

    Cons

    Due to the overwhelming competitive landscape and fluidity of donor funding priorities, there are critical funding problems that hinder the smooth continuation of the country program.

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  6. "I have enjoyed working with Relief International in Niger because I had the feeling of belonging to a winning team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shaki, Niger
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team spirit is amongst the consideration the one a really appreciate in working with RI

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel some managerial decisions are top down, but in fact, if you looked regularly to the RI procedures, I will appear a more balance view on management

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  7. "Fantastic Environment for Professional Growth"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraging, friendly, and helpful. Open door policy, someone always available to answer questions. Long history of hiring and promoting from within; many of the higher ups started as either interns or volunteers. Great organizational culture and mission makes the work fulfilling. New CEO brought on board this year, I see only a brighter future for RI.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for US based staff to travel to field offices.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "fulfilling place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All the people are dedicated, and work hard towards the same missions of the organization. I have been working with the organization for over 4yrs and have seen its ups and downs. With new management in place, there is a bright future for the employees at Relief International. Everyone always willing to hear new ideas and implement new changes for the better of employees.

    Cons

    more exposure to field offices for staff based in LA and DC

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very humbling and fulfilling to work for an organization with a great mission!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization has a wonderful mission. It is nice to know and see what contributions they are making all over the world. Very nice colleagues that are kind and team oriented Good worklife balance. Management does not micromanage/ no bureaucracy Creativity and innovation are encouraged

    Cons

    Wish people at HQ travelled to the field to see what the projects are like in the field

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended at all!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    Just some of the HQ staff is supportive to the field office staff,primarily HR staff and some finance staff in regional offices.

    Cons

    Bed HQ leadership, very bad selection of senior staff at the field , not fully reliable HQ support,lot of gossiping,hard work environment,usually would end up doing other people's job,in general very unprofessional work environment.Country Directors have unlimited power and allowed to do whatever they want even against the very week policies off the company.The Company funding is mostly through the Grants and in most cases these grants are wasted as most of it does not reach the target groups but ends up in the hands of the local staff through the various corruption schemes.

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