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Clinton Health Access Initiative Reviews

Updated 19 Nov 2019

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Pros
  • "Not only are you always working today’s the mission of CHAI, the people you work with make it even better(in 32 reviews)

  • "CHAI actively works with health ministry officials on the issues most important to them and is highly valued by the national governments(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "The most frustrating thing about working at CHAI is being hindered from doing your job or growing due to weak leadership(in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work if interested in development sector"

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    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

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-08-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but not long term"

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    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

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-08-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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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

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2017-09-16
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Clinton Foundation New Delhi : Favortism and Lobbying organization"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Do some capacity building and hire right kind of people and management bandwidth needs some strengthening

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2017-06-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    I worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative

    Pros

    Great work and talented team

    Cons

    Employee safety and security isn't priority

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2016-12-15
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Mission driven but HR needs to step up"

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     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.

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Get out of your ivory towers and fix hiring, compensation and career paths. Else, the org will very soon be a shadow of its former self.

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2016-12-16
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting, but not long-term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven colleagues, if you get the right team and manager

    Cons

    Disorganized and duplication of work across countries. Little transparency. Club of EVPs. Growing rapidly. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. You shouldn't have to be a martyr to work in non-profit. When people are invested in, and paid well, they do better work.

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2015-03-08
  8. Helpful (5)

    "A worthwhile, whirlwind experience!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    1. People: An opportunity to work with amazing, passionate people. You never know how big a rockstar is the guy sitting next to you! 2. Entrepreneurial culture: Both a pro and a con. There are no rules on who can do what, and thus its a great opportunity for proactive people to seek greater responsibilities and progress in careers quickly. 3. Exposure: With ops in over 25 countries, its a great opportunity to... work in new geographies, meet new people and immerse in new cultures 4. Lifestyle: Though a non-profit, it ensures that you're taken care of rather well. (Read stays in good hotels, traveling, etc.)

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    Cons

    1. Managerial gap: Though the analysts and associates are amazing and most brilliant, lack of leadership becomes evident at the Manager - Associate Director - Director levels. This a major driver of people leaving around the ~2Y timeframe 2. Lack of systems: Read no formal feedback system, management reviews, career appraisals, etc. What this means is that CHAI is a world of many teams, and your experience could... be as good or as bad as your manager's leadership and team building skills.

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    Advice to Management

    Start thinking seriously about formal career paths for people. The recent Management Study is too broad and leaves unhealthy room for Managers to slack on team tasks like appraisals, feedback and career discussions.

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2014-06-03
  9. Helpful (5)

    "If you are a superstar, good to get inside"

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    Former Employee - Finance in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are innovative, there is a lot you can plan to do

    Cons

    No growth opportunities while you are in and once you leave no one cares about what you contributed

    Advice to Management

    Lack of drive and passion always leads to disasters

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2014-02-15
  10. "Great Enviroment, great Cause"

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    Current Employee - Administration 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    a good cause good work space everyone is friendly and welcoming business casual dresscode

    Cons

    So far I have none

    Advice to Management

    make it so everyone can work from home a couple days a week

    Clinton Health Access Initiative2019-11-12
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