UNICEF Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.9
84%
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93%
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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore (no image)
Henrietta H. Fore
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment with good vibe from coworkers(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work with utmost ethics and professionalism towards the fulfilment of the mandate towards children and women(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "By achieving results at all costs, the work-life balance of employees can be hard to maintain(in 25 reviews)

  • "Extremely poor management (at all levels)(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Really great culture and friendly environment to work in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's a lot of development programs and trainings. Sport teams & events for employees to join. Flexible working hours as long as you get your work done. Everyone's really understanding and helpful. You get your hands on a lot of things as it's not a huge team considering the volume of the whole uk.

    Cons

    Quite limited career development as it's a charitable organisation. Occupations are quite limited.

  2. "Nice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FACE to FACE FUNDRAISER in Manchester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lovely peeople. Good training, fast paced

    Cons

    Takes up a lot of energy talking to so many people everyday


  3. "Ambitious HR team, but plenty of issues re diversity need to be addressed in the recruitment process"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative and ambitious team players

    Cons

    Hierarchical, non-diverse - particularly re the recruitment process

  4. "Almost perfect"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, great perks nice colleagues

    Cons

    There is too much office politics.

  5. "Culture of hard work and respect"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNICEF full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Kind, flexible and committed to positive culture

    Cons

    Expectation of working well over contracted hours

  6. "Pros and cons"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Partnerships Executive 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    bureaucratic, high work load, sometimes chaotic

  7. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Development Programmer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues; diligent, committed and friendly. Interesting and inspiring work.

    Cons

    Beauracracy can be frustrating at times.

  8. "Fantastic employer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Global reach; development work; working for children's rights

    Cons

    very bureaucratic; slow recruitment processes

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unicef uk"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great flexible working policy

    Cons

    Poor decision making from senior leadership and exec teams that impact those lower down in the organisation and their workload. No progression or way up the career ladder you will sit in the same role for years until someone leaves and a vacancy opens up.

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  10. "Impression of UNICEF"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UNICEF full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to contribute to improved quality of life for the world's children

    Cons

    Continuous adaptation to changes in service demand can be exhausting

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