Relief International Reviews

Updated 20 May 2020

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20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible organisation"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for a lot of visits to the field. My area at the time was non existent so I had the opportunity to develop it from the ground up.

    Cons

    At the time I worked at RI it was completely centralised with the CEO who would undermine managers and issue directives to anyone he wished. Terrible management, Country Directors had little control over strategic decisions and budgets, exploitative programmes (beaded bracelets and necklaces made by IDPs in Palestine and Sudan and then sold on the RI website for $15). Worst workplace culture of anywhere I have ever worked, made worse by diabolical HR policies and treatment of staff.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work right now"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    younger employees are dedicated and get experience

    Cons

    younger employees are not taken advantage of in terms of skills and they are pushed into departments out of their expertise without incentives or promise of upward growth.. in fact there is no path for upward growth and it often is looked down upon when asked for.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great people and good programs but that's the only positive about the organization"

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

    I worked at Relief International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people apart from senior management are really great

    Cons

    pay, environment, lack of professionalism, overworking, unhealthy treatment of people, bad HR policies and management, horrible senior management even after Farshad's exit.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "WouldW"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International full-time

    Pros

    Foot in the door of the International Development sector and opportunities for interns to work abroad

    Cons

    Low salaries, appalling HR policies/practices, poor quality programmes, micro-management by senior management, bullying, over-working staff with no benefits, awful organisational culture

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  5. "Great team, bad management"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Amman
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Working with a multi-cultural team

    Cons

    A lack of management expertise

  6. "HQ micromanagement andlasckack of solid strategic management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    High turnover opens up alot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Bad/lack of communication lines and technical support between head quarters and field offices Internal culture of micromanaegemnt

  7. "The people here are great and dedicated to the humanitarian mission"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    The people, value of work

    Cons

    Supplied by grant funding, long hours, but overall a great place to work

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low salary and 0 perks"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Recent college graduates can actually get hired with an International Development organization and don't need their masters.

    Cons

    The salaries are very low, turnover is very high, the behavior of management resembles that of the investment banking world moreso than a non profit, in that employees have been reduced to tears.

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  9. "If you want to get real experience in the international nonprofit field, Relief International is the best."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Relief International

    Pros

    Wonderful people and wide range of experience acquired quickly due to high workload and responsibility level. Excellent for the person looking to dive head-first into the nonprofit field.

    Cons

    Responsibilities outside of your role: You often end up doing the work of two or three people, so this can be a fast-paced, stressful environment.

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  10. "Satisfactory"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends

    I have been working at Relief International

    Pros

    Its a Non-Porfit Organisation, makes me feel proud I worked.

    Cons

    Interns get transportation payment, which is not desirable.

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