Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
178 Reviews
3.3
178 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience working with intelligent, driven, and caring people.

    Cons

    Not a very structured setting for internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job allowed me to personally grow through a gained confidence that individuals can make a difference.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Canvasser in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Canvasser in Austin, TX

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with a team illuminates shared experiences and room for improvement.

    Cons

    I was told each canvasser would receive a pay raise to $18 an hour on election day, only to later find out there weren't funds for such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Openness with with employees goes a long way. Express expectations and when they are not being met.

    Recommends
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    Getting Paid to Help People is Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love what the organization stands for. Getting to work with them to try to and stop dangerous legislation was a very rewarding experience. Everyone you work with shares the same values so I think it makes for a very productive atmosphere.

    Cons

    I was hired seasonally to work on advocacy. I wish that the organization would invest in someone full-time to do this, even if it is not me, as I feel that having a presence in the community is crucial to the cause. Invest in the employees that are invested in the goals.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great staff and attentive professionals

    Cons

    too much work and low pay.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive organization and staff

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    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From top down, both in administrative and patient care services, employees and staff really cared about providing compassionate care to community members in need. We were very focused on educating and empowering patients to make healthy behavioral choices, and it was rewarding to contribute to that. Ultimately, I'm very grateful for the hands-on clinical experience obtained & friendships made.

    Cons

    With so many employees, sometimes there were issues with communication and making sure everyone was on the same page and updated on policy changes. We always seemed to be understaffed as well, which did not help with the notoriously long wait times for patients!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate at what they do. They are very flexible for when you are in school.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work if you believe in the organization's mission

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    Current Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is room for growth, they offer benefits to full and part time employees, it is a rewarding place to work, lots of on-the-job training

    Cons

    I feel that clinic staff are underappreciated. The hours are not great, and vacation days are hard to come by. The pay is low, but that's to be expected in a non-profit organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to staff complaints and concerns more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Political Organization
    Former Employee - Political Organization

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offered great experience from the grassroots perspective. Experience in gathering raw quantitative and qualitative statistics. Great organization that has some determined and ambitious people working for a common cause

    Cons

    Little opportunities for advancement after internship and funding for internship was limited which makes for a a small and relatively short internship experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    efficient process

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very professional process, good HR follow-up. good follow-up from hiring managers.

    Great and extensive training process. Welcoming staff and well thought-out on-boarding system.

    Cons

    salary is below market rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great organization doing vital work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, passionate and committed to providing reproductive healthcare to all women.

    Cons

    Could be very intense at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less stress financial matters should be places on lower or entry level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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