Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
191 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to work on important issues like health care for women (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, giving back to the community (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • For all the company's emphasis on the importance of health, the work-life balance here is strikingly unhealthy (in 5 reviews)

  • The pay is low, but that's to be expected in a non-profit organization (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible senior management

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for the mission of PP and incredible staff at the clinics

    Cons

    Poor decisions made by senior management. They do not value their employees as seen by their high turnover in staff and clinicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    not a healthy organization to work for

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good mission caring for women, especially uninsured or low income

    Cons

    very unhealthy administration
    extremely high turnover
    below standard pay
    employees not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    valuing your employees would decrease turnover and make it easier to accomplish your mission
    Pay what community standard dictates so empolyees don't constantly leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pros about the job is, there are no pros

    Cons

    The Medical Assistants are not recognized for the hard they do day in and day out. It seems all the credit goes to HR.
    Definitely not a rewarding place of employment

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    I value the integrity and knowledge of my fellow co-workers. They are able to balance persistence and humor in the workplace. I am honored to work beside them. They deserve more than the company gives them for working 10+ hours a shift. My shift last night was 11 hours. I work 5 days a week.
    Off the record, employees of planned parenthood receive no holiday bonus. Nothing. We get a mere $10 per employee toward a clinic-hosted holiday gathering. #nobonus #ceobenefits

    Cons

    The company lacks organization, value for their employees, and guidance toward the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the pros and the cons of my review. I've never worked for a more self serving non-for-profit organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Stress, High Stakes, High Rewards.

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No 2 days are the same and you are connected to a greater worldwide movement. The brand is well respected and recognized.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. Lack of trust in the content area experts. Low pay. Long hours. Lack of respect from leadership. No job security. Poor benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage your staff. Especially those in Senior positions. Allow people to do the jobs you pay them to do. Build morale amongst staff. A happy staff produces better quality work. This is a nonprofit, people matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great entry level organization for medical training. People can start as volunteer and gain proper training for entry into medical field.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, power hungry women - very big disappointment. Management staff does not treat fellow employees very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat good employees better!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Horrible!

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    Former Employee - Clinic Assistant in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Clinic Assistant in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the patients they were the reason I stayed so long with the company.

    Cons

    Horrible structure, low pay and no value for good staff. Upper management doesn't listen to their front line staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst place ever. Run, Run, Run from this place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Good mission but its overshadowed by internal politics and people.

    Cons

    Some of the worst people I have ever worked with in my entire life work here. Some people are down right rotten through and through. Some very senior managers at the HQ's are vial human beings that live to create misery for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have staff do an anonymous survey and have them name names of those individuals that are a destructive force for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never work here

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The patients are very appreciative of you help.

    Cons

    My nursing supervisor played favorites with her nurse practitioners and wrote you up if you were not her "pet." I have been a nurse practitioner for 30 years and have never had negative reviews from any supervisor except at Planned Parenthood. Many nurse practitioners, including myself, were forced to quit because of her prejudices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your nurse practitioners not just the nurse supervisors! Go to the clinics and see your nurses in action and then pass judgement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful staff is a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Doctors and nurses are dedicated and committed, a wonder to watch, the level of care is amazing

    Cons

    In a word, management. Empire building to the detriment of the mission. Favoritism is a real problem, allowing some people to set their own agenda. Few projects are followed through to completion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between departments would be a good start. More realistic time lines for projects and more equitable treatment of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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