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Awful place to work
ParlAmericas might sound like a great place to work at, but do not let yourself be fooled. The work that is done is extremely interesting, but the toxic environment that people experience working there thanks to the terrible management makes going to work every day very challenging. Also, prepare yourself to work long overtime that won’t get paid or compensated.
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different workspace
ParlAmericas is a good to place to start gaining experince with.
You learn to multitask and from others. Working with parliamentarians is a different experience for me, but has been a very great opportunity.
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Small organization, management issues, sometimes poor communications
Small Ottawa organization which intends to strenghten the democratic process all over the Americas. Which means providing knowledge and support for members of Parliaments with programs and projects (specifically on climate change, gender and open parliament).
Very good on anything related to political science and social sciences, with very competent program managers. But suffers from management and organizational issues on some aspects, including unrealistic expectations.

Infra-structure is poor, dependent on Canada's House of Commons and thus inadequate to many of their projects and activities. Some staff members are magic.

The organization life includes some drama (the organization's small size makes it look like a Latin American family), some distrust for new hires, and sometimes little support and positive feedback.

If you're fortunate to find your way through from day one and fit naturally in their culture, they'll be your best friends. Otherwise, they won't.

Expect to work regular multiple unpaid overtime hours.

To put it short, if you're someone who shares their passion and their ethics, this will be the place for you. But if this would be only a job for you and you want to have a life outside the office with other passions, priorities and personal projects, don't waste your time.
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Competitive salary and motivating environment for the right people
Cons
Long unpaid overtime hours, poor management
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