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Nancy Wilson
19 Ratings
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(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people, everyone is eager to learn and contribute to the mission(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "That's why there is a high turnover rate(in 4 reviews)

  • "HR policies often feel abusive/harassing/inconsistent(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "fast track to experience by way of burnout"

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    Former Employee - Country Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - you will move up quickly if you work hard - you will face challenges and responsibilities that would never be possible in more stable organizations - salaries for upper management in the field are very competitive - because the organization lacks some policies, there is space to improvise and innovate

    Cons

    - interns and lower level staff are paid well below market rate and often overworked. - sudden high turnover of key positions often leaves management gaps - HR policies often feel abusive/harassing/inconsistent - while the organization purports to value anti-sexual misconduct and harassment policies, the reality is that concerns are often brushed aside and/or systems do...

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    Advice to Management

    - look closely at your HR culture and review top leadership. It's likely that complaints aren't being managed properly because the power dynamic is balanced in favor or those at the top.

    Relief International2018-04-01

    Relief International Response

    April 10, 2018

    Dear Writer, Thank you for 3 years of service in such an important role. We are glad you found RI a place where staff can grow and learn and hope that you return to RI in the future with a different perspective and energy. Let us address your concerns in order to help you and ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible organisation"

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    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,...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop strategic framework, improve salaries to attract a higher calibre of staff, trust senior and middle level managers - and especially Country Directors - to manage their work themselves, consolidate strategic focus regarding your programmes and completely revise the HR structures and systems.

    Relief International2014-07-06
  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.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retention, show results, stop keeping secrets. Stop micro-managing and nitpicking on tiny details and look at the overall picture.

    Relief International2013-10-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "WouldW"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul management practices, esp. HR function, be clear about your strategic direction, improve programmes.

    Relief International2013-08-25
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