United Nations Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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4.1
85%
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United Nations Secretary General António Guterres (no image)
António Guterres
133 Ratings
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  • "unpaid internship unless you have a university grant(in 58 reviews)

  • "No pay for interns, so think twice(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "All good in the hood"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Nice uniforms, great travel and people

    Cons

    Vetoes on the security council for same suspect countries

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  2. COVID-19

    "Good experience"

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

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, amazing name to have on the CV, learnt a lot of new skills to transfer into future paid positions

    Cons

    Not paid, had to intern remotely because of COVID

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  3. "Great mix of people"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Company to Small in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Nations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity of staff and and mix of cultures

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy without proper management

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Security Safety Officer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Nations full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Share your knowledge,experience and skills to the United nations rural areas

    Cons

    I've heard that the United nations pay good money to their workers because of some of the demanding conditions they have been working in.

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  5. "Administrative assistant"

    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 United Nations full-time

    Pros

    gives enough time for career development

    Cons

    over less trainings offered to junior staff

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  6. "Very short compared to UK context"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    16 weeks paid maternity leave

    Cons

    Compared to the UK context it is very short. It means returning to work when the child is barely 4 months if having used any pre-delivery leave. UK employment generally offers 6 months to 1 year paid leave (specifics of full or part pay can be found online). Costs of childcare in the UK are extremely high so it has an impact on return to work.

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  7. "Internship"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at United Nations full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and interesting.

    Cons

    Slow pace of work, unreliable contracts.

  8. "Best work and life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

    Be proud of contributing the global agenda. Project basis so not always being stressed with your performance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Hard to change something very inefficient.

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  9. "UNHCR"

    4.0
     in Cambridge, England

    I worked at United Nations for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and interesting work

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow paced, and repetitive

  10. "work"

    5.0
     

    I worked at United Nations

    Pros

    experience capacity building change future job

    Cons

    no paid but everything was good

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