Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
160 Reviews
3.2
160 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 8 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a good deal of secrecy and cronyism among the upper management in the Arizona affiliate (in 8 reviews)

  • The senior management seems resistant to change (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good first job, but no room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    most of the colleagues were great, very relaxed environment. people are very passionate about the mission. very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    very low pay, no room for growth or development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep great people, you MUST allow for room to grow and create opportunities for people to advance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Care - no matter what

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    Current Employee - Technical Support
    Current Employee - Technical Support

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

    Pros

    You'll know your work has a direct positive impact.
    There is a culture of knowledge and resource sharing among affiliates

    Cons

    Seniority is valued over skill set
    Too much of the clinic workload is dumped on the lowest paid center assistants.
    Just about everyone works unpaid overtime to keep up
    Zero work life balance - people run themselves into the ground due to unrealistic workload expectations - the burn-out rate is alarming.
    Extremely meeting-heavy, often meetings are poorly structured and much time is wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about your staff and their unique skills, strengths and interests
    Leadership trainings for all employees would be a very valuable investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    staff nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Day hours, few holidays, not many weekends.

    Cons

    hourly rate is very low, benefits are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff needs to be shown more appreciation from administration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This place used to be the coolest place ever to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Super dedicated co-workers. Often giving information and health care to people with little or no access to any other care, including education.

    Cons

    Corporate patriarchy has taken over and it's really messy in a matriarchal organization......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leadership training! Managers boss people around and use fear to keep their employees in check, leadership takes on tasks when it gets busy and leads by example. If your staff has more education than you do, check yourself for intimidation, go back to school if you need to. Know the history of your organization, take a women's herstory class. Bring herstory to staff meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Plane Parenthood provides a caring environment for women (and men) in regards to sexual healthcare.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Regardless of the area you are working in, or job time, there is great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping people in need.

    Cons

    Resources can be challenging. This can have repercussions with various projects and materials that may be desired to do a better job b

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to thrive and do what they do best.

  7.  

    Compassionate and dedicated workers despite a somewhat intense environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at PP was that the clinicians care so much about patients and they are extremely professional and dedicated. Most of the staff is understanding, compassionate, and hard working. I was proud to work in a place where they dedicate their lives to providing great care to people who really need it and do so in a way that makes people feel comfortable and without judgement.

    Cons

    The environment can be tense because of the heavy flow of patients in a clinic. The budget is very tight and causes difficulties in various ways.

  8.  

    A great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Insurance Biller  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Insurance Biller in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Management is in the hands of coordinators as well. Favoritism plays a big role within this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide who's the actual manager. Release duties according to position, instead of granting everyone the privilege to decide issues that effects the entire dept. Have better management skills on a whole. It's chaotic if you don't, resulting in unnecessary mistakes and time wasted.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful organization, little room for professional growth due to limited resources and upper management

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Online Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at the national office and all affiliate locations nationwide are mission aligned and truly care about the work they are doing to help people who need it across the country. I've never seen a better group of mission aligned people working in a single place. Everyone is kindhearted who works there: from the CEO, CIO, right down to the security desk. Also, there's lots of great opportunity for networking with outside partners who are fully on-board with PPFA's mission and goals: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pandora, etc.

    Cons

    There is a lack of professional growth available due to limited resources and upper management not following through on plans for promotions and major projects. Overall, the office is short staffed digitally speaking. Also, upper management frequently hires friends of theirs, even though they may not be the best fit for the organization overall and in turn, have negative effects on the organization. Often times PPFA is moving 3 steps forward, then 2 steps back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize employee retention, hire more digital folks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Micromanaged. All about numbers, not people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Meaningful job, great team members, chance to make a difference in a woman's life

    Cons

    Micromanaged, overworked, center level staffed paid much lower than senior management, they ask for our opinions but do not listen. A bullying atmosphere. Go along with what VP says or you are OUT regardless of what your supervisor thinks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do anonymous surveys. Not the Great Place to Work stuff. Everyone on a clinic level knows you KNOW what we write. We need to be able to share concerns without fear of losing our job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, hard work, low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The mission and the services we provide to our patients. When a patient is really grateful, it makes it all worth it. The hours can be flexible to accommodate child-care, vacations, and schooling.

    Cons

    Salary is NOT competitive with other health care fields. Communication has become more transparent, but it could improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the line workers! Provide room for career growth!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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