Compassion International

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Compassion International Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing organization going through some growing pains

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International full-time

    Pros

    The mission of Compassion is astounding. Their business model of partnering with the local Church to lift children out of poverty is not only inspiring, it is Biblical.

    Cons

    The organization has undergone significant growth over the last 10 years, and organizational maturity has struggled to keep up with the demands of rapid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid of bringing in top-tier talent to achieve on the organizational change needed to support the growing ministry. Embrace organizational maturity while not losing focus on the underlying Biblical principles that define who you are. Embrace technology, but only to the point that it serves the mission. Stay off the bleeding edge of technology. Discard anything that is not your core competency.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Christian mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay for a Christian non-profit.

    Cons

    Lot's of change of direction from middle leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Compassion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compassion International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and purpose to aspire to

    Cons

    Lots of politics and demonstrated "Peter Principle"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You you want to hear from new hires -- DO IT and listen

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Mission, love this place.

    Cons

    Poor decisions lead to bad leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Make an impact in poverty

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Compassion International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great people and organization that are dedicated to the mission

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    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Compassion International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful people and growth throughout company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Decisions 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 ManagementAdvice

    Being 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.

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    Overall, a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Compassion International

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  10.  

    Review of Compassion as an Intern

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    Current Employee - International Program Learning Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - International Program Learning Intern in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Compassion International

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Colorado 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 ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is very respected, and you are doing a great job managing your organization.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great model

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    Current Employee - Communications in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Communications in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Compassion International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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