Save the Children Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Saving Lives of Children in poverty

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Save the Children part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A mission to save lives , finding sponsoring Angels on Earth

    Cons

    none except peoples disregard of this mission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing a Blessed job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Place to work with great people and for a great cause

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Child Protection and HIV/AIDS Department in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Child Protection and HIV/AIDS Department in Washington, DC

    I worked at Save the Children as an intern

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. There is a constant stream of work coming across your desk and even the most minute assignments feel important because you know the big picture is helping the great cause. Great team atmosphere and coordination between departments in the US and abroad. Great support from other employees.

    Cons

    Better regulation of the temperature in the office. Some areas are freezing while others are hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For interns working longer than the summer or a single semester

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    good experience with minor administrative setbacks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knowledge Management Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Knowledge Management Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Save the Children

    Pros

    -autonomy on project tasks
    -work life balance is well maintained

    Cons

    -low pay
    -not clear what it takes to advance within chain
    -difficult to negotiate terms of contract

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Sr. Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Save the Children full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My colleagues are dedicated and passionate about the mission. The Sr. Management has high, clear, and fair expectations, and they are there to help when you need support.

    Cons

    Working remotely can have its challenges. The toughest thing was trying to figure out all the logistics of the online reimbursement, time card, and data collection processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. I Love working for save the children

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvesser/Fundraiser for Programs in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Canvesser/Fundraiser for Programs in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people, amazing statistics,wonderful cause, and wonderful job security

    Cons

    there are none besides the ignorance of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work SDG128

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Internship Review

    Former Employee - Intern in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Save the Children

    Pros

    Great Work is given and work environment is brilliant. The people that work there are extremely motivating and helpful.

    Cons

    Interns should also be remunerated

  8. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer

    I worked at Save the Children full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - best people to work with
    - all kinds of training you can access to build own capacity
    - very open environment

    Cons

    - the finance system - agresso doesn't fit properly with chinese
    - paper work seems too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - reduce the paper work/forms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. An organization to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy CD in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Deputy CD in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Save the Children (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are interested to work for a cause, a value based organizational environment and exposure to the world,
    Save the Children is the organization.

    Cons

    Forget about work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Financial Management and Systems

    Former Employee - Finance and Administration in Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe)
    Former Employee - Finance and Administration in Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe)

    I worked at Save the Children full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Save the Children has got good accounting and financial reporting systems for both internal and donors.

    Cons

    Sub- offices to have some input in the day to day accounting e.g entering of data in the sun system daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore many options for financial mobilization

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    incredible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Data Management Officer in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Senior Data Management Officer in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    its best place to work ... multi cultural . the best thing of SCI is that it values its employee treat like a family

    Cons

    jobs are short tenure depend on project :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to retain the best employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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