Compassion International

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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3.5 37 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Jimmy Mellado

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat mission and purpose to aspire to

    ConsLots of politics and demonstrated "Peter Principle"

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou you want to hear from new hires -- DO IT and listen

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I loved working for Compassion International, the only reason I left after over 7 years is the integrity of a leader.

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGreat Mission, love this place.

    ConsPoor decisions lead to bad leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just promote from within because you can, put people in jobs they are actually qualified for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Make an impact in poverty

    Applications Support Specialist (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsA great place to work if values and purpose are important to you.

    ConsPays a little less than industry standard at the higher levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great people and organization that are dedicated to the mission

    Director (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsThe mission is compelling and the quality of staff is hard to beat. The working conditions are quite good and there is ability to move around

    ConsThe organization has silos and senior leaders, though seasoned, are out of touch on how to run a mid/large sized NGO.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful people and growth throughout company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGreat Cause in eradicating poverty
    Global friendships and collegues
    Growing company
    Great benefits
    Shared knowledge
    Work flexibility
    Inspiring
    Innovative
    Integrous in how money is used in company

    ConsDecisions take too long to make
    Some decisions and direction are not strategic but reactionary
    Difficult for people to be hired
    Hesitant to make employees accountable

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing a Christian organization, I see that mananagement doesn't make others accountable (ie. they are too nice). People who should move on from the organization are allowed to stay giving other bright and talented people who want to work at Compassion only temp jobs or no chances. Also, many employees in professional positions are worked too much. They become stressed and burn out, but don't want to leave because they want to serve the cause.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsIt's a friendly place to work with a very worthy mission.

    ConsPeople who are good at their jobs are often promoted to management positions, but have no management skills. Just being good at a job doesn't make someone a good manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more management training of young managers. It is important to encourage direct reports and give positive as well as negative feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Review of Compassion as an Intern

    International Program Learning Intern (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsYou do meaningful work, you are connected to people all over the world, you are making a difference for a real problem

    ConsColorado Springs is not my favorite city to live in- it is spread out and does not have a ton of opportunities for young people

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership is very respected, and you are doing a great job managing your organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great model

    Communications (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsThe model of working with children through churches is wonderful and the entire program has depth and can make a world of difference for the child

    ConsIt is a challenge to find working staff with strong passion and desire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A truly humbling,spiritual experience yet with great commitment to excellence

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTrue to its mission of seeking to release children from poverty in Jesus Name
    Wonderful people, and fun to be around with
    Several opportunities to learn and grow

    ConsCompassion is headquartered in Colorado Springs, USA and is an at-will employer - Sometimes you find lots of people leaving and there are not always immediate expalnations for that.
    Then again something must be done about Compensation and Benefits to ensure employees are paid at market rates

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop Management must guard against the incidence of the occasional group departures that affect certain departments as this has the tendency of affecting morale and lowering confidence. Management must find a way of explaining why some people leave to avoid speculations and rumors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing organization facing growing pains.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking for one of the most worthy causes on the planet.

    ConsTrying to do too much all at once.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake hard choices to do fewer things with greater impact.

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