Compassion International

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Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
40 Reviews
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    The expectations are high but the work environment is very positive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Compassion International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Serving the poor with a Christian focus but not without business rigor.

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

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

    Pros

    Having worked at other big non-profit NGOs where your supposedly altruistic work can be heavily abstracted from you in one way or another, it seems that Compassion's mission is actually readily visible and exposed to you on a regular basis. The vast majority of people seem genuinely concerned with the mission, and not just internal tactical issues. The day-to-day spirituality aspect is a key contributor to this; just look at the logo, "in Jesus' name..."

    While it may seem that such an environment would be inefficient and too much run like a church, this does not seem to be the case at Compassion. Key leaders have a business / for-profit background and now how to steer the ship and be concerned about the bottom line and accountability.

    Cons

    Like many organizations their size, there is a fair share of bureaucracy and politics, but nothing outlandish in my opinion.

    Being in a technical field, sometimes they are prone to the proverbial consultant-knows-best mentality, which can be frustrating as you try to expand your expertise, etc.

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    Best work environment I've ever been in.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For the most part, people who work hear seem to be very happy with their jobs and that makes for a very cheerful place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess the only advice I could give is to replace any grumpy employees with happy ones. :) There are so many people who want to work for Compassion.

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    Satisfying work for a high-integrity organization

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Compassion is like a very large family. In my experience, this family is friendly and eager to help not only children in poverty but each other. I worked on a great team led by a very caring and compassionate manager whose character shaped the work and outlook of each team member. Compassion's financial/nonprofit integrity is beyond reproach and I have no hesitation endorsing their work as I continue to sponsor children after working for them.

    Cons

    Compassion is a phenomenal place to work if you understand the balance of working for a Christian ministry that is also one of the world's best nonprofit organizations. This can become a bit of a gray area as the spiritual aspects can become too businesslike, and the business aspects can become too spiritual. Admittedly and understandably a tough balance to strike.

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    Great company, great people, great leadership.

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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

    World class company leadership that flows through the rest of the organization.

    Cons

    Work environment is at times less than challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to push your employees and reward them accordingly.

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    Very satisfying

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    Former Employee - Translator  in  Quito (Ecuador)
    Former Employee - Translator in Quito (Ecuador)

    I worked at Compassion International part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Do what you love. Excellent work atmosphere. People are great, friendly, fun, committed to God.

    Cons

    Should be a full time job.

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    Amazing experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compassion International full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve in the great commission

    Cons

    Alot of uncertainity in the the achievement of the vision 2020...the How hasnt been properly answered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the IPG more

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    Compassion International

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compassion International

    Pros

    Amazing Christ centered company. Lot's of fun to work for and amazing supportive employees. They are difficult to get in with but they mostly are looking for people who passionately love Jesus.

    Cons

    Again hard to get in with, there are so many employees so you have just a very small non private cubical where everyone can hear you and walks past you. Makes it hard to focus at times.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most Rewarding Job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compassion International

    Pros

    Working at Compassion is not just a job, it's a calling and a mission.

    Cons

    Because we must keep overhead low, we often have one person doing several jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love and appreciate your team members. Each person is very busy and it is easy to get caught up in the next deadline. Take a moment, breathe, and then tackle each task as if that is the one task that will truly end poverty!

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