Clinton Health Access Initiative Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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Pros
  • "CHAI has good hard-working people at all levels(in 34 reviews)

  • "Very good at working with governments to support them with technical assistance(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "CHAI is notorious for poor compensation, burn out(in 34 reviews)

  • "Mentorship is not prioritized at CHAI, nor is work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "one of the best non-profit organisations to work with"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic team, multiple projects and highly collaborative environment

    Cons

    slow movement of project due to govt. involvement in many of the projects

  2. "Salary review"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bhopal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, transparent and healthy

    Cons

    Chances of promotion is very less, and it’s a project so can’t look for long term


  3. "A mixed bag"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Impact driven, motivated, idealistic approach to solving real world problems.

    Cons

    Unstructured environment may not be a good fit everyone. Requires individuals to be self driven. Focus on delivery, not learning so prior work experience much required. Individual brilliance may be rewarded more than that of teams.

  4. "Associate"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, intelligent colleagues, exposure to working with State Government and understanding health systems. Managers are best in the thematic area and super helpful and let one work independently and learn Good stepping stone to business school Health Insurance covers OPD and lunch provided at work :)

    Cons

    Senior leadership not knowledgeable as the team managers, better ask managers than the team leadership who tend to beat around the bush Human Resource is stretched...hardly any considering the size of the organisation. Practically no interaction. 2 months is the notice period( get this cleared before you accept offer) and some have the usual 1 month.

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    "Nice place to work if interested in development sector"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart colleagues Knowledgeable seniors with vast experience in Development Sector Interesting projects

    Cons

    Less structured. From Finance to HR everything done on paper no structures yet. Hikes are less Some projects need more guidance from leadership

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but not long term"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work, great people, motivating environment

    Cons

    limited scope of growth, management does not invest in careers of people

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    "Marketing"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time

    Pros

    Good money,great learning, free food

    Cons

    Dirty politics,group ism,favoritism,no culture,no promotion

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Clinton Foundation New Delhi : Favortism and Lobbying organization"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to a very dynamic and multi-disciplinary influx of people They just have got the brand-name clinton to have a whole cohort of people working for free or from esteemed institutions Opportunity to work with consultants across various locations

    Cons

    They need to really think through what kind of people they are hiring. The background check has to be good. Politics is entrenched and I had a hard time navigating this kind of firm after having come from a research career. If you are well experienced, then don't fall short of asking full-time offers only and not settle for volunteer role which many people do but that is falling straight on your face.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative

    Pros

    Great work and talented team

    Cons

    Employee safety and security isn't priority

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Mission driven but HR needs to step up"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in New Delhi

    I have been working at Clinton Health Access Initiative

    Pros

    - Some people are competent and qualified and are genuinely driven by the mission statement – the passion is palpable and it is positively inspirational to be in their teams. The learning can be immense but this is contingent on a lottery system of which team/ manager you get. - HIV/ AIDS and malaria programs are particularly impactful – the results are measurable and the work is truly life saving. Some strategic projects are great too - projects like working with cold chain equipment manufactures to lower vaccine prices allow you to correct market failures via a strategic approach in real time – this is incredibly impactful. This is why we joined the org in the first place. - Office culture is collegial, fun and easy going - Good for a short term stint, not sure about a long term career here.

    Cons

    - Need a structured and objective review process for feedback and promotions (and compensation – which is below market rate). - Nepotism is rampant. People have brought in their brothers and friends who are grossly underqualified with no work ex, accomplishments or skills! - Nepotistic influx of people who were fired from their previous consulting job for incompetence/ some sort of an inappropriate relationship with a manager. Apparently they were also coming to work once a week and still not doing any work. Keep charity out of hiring decisions - peer group is critical! - Constant (unfair) badgering in the media; org is now (unfairly) perceived as a fake NGO fronting fake agendas. With the closure of CGI and drop in donations…future is not as certain. CHAI is their pet project though, so impact should be the least. - Need more qualified public health professionals in India and not just business people.

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