Save the Children Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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Save the Children President & CEO Carolyn S. Miles
Carolyn S. Miles
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you are working in the developed country (in 4 reviews)

  • nice working environment, laid-back, well-respected organization (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Leadership is completely lacking, and individuals at a Director or VP level shun decision making (in 4 reviews)

  • Staff turnover in hardship posts are relatively high, so senior management at some field offices are not stable (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Saving Lives of Children in poverty

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    keep on doing a Blessed job


  2. Great Place to work with great people and for a great cause

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Child Protection and HIV/AIDS Department in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Child Protection and HIV/AIDS Department in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    For interns working longer than the summer or a single semester


  3. Helpful (1)

    good experience with minor administrative setbacks

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Management Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Knowledge Management Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Sr. Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. I Love working for save the children

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Canvesser/Fundraiser for Programs in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Canvesser/Fundraiser for Programs in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    keep up the great work SDG128


  7. IYCF Officer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breast Feeding Counselor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Breast Feeding Counselor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International Good organization. I pass many stages to gain good position.

    Cons

    Different field training should be give to any department.

    Advice to Management

    training and outside monitoring should be more strong


  8. Area Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Rangoon (Burma)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Rangoon (Burma)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Appotunities to learn, Good staff benefits and chance to work with commmited staff

    Cons

    Poor salary scale compared with other company

    Advice to Management

    Review staff renumeration policy


  9. Reviewing Save the Children in Bangladesh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager - LMIS in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager - LMIS in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    > Friendly Work Environment > Various Employee Benefits > Cooperative Colleagues and boss > A good place to learn about project management

    Cons

    > Short duration of project based employments. > Technological advancement still in progress > Less usage of modern ERP

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to relocate employees who are involved in short term projects. Besides, foreign trips to support as per expertise can motivate employees.


  10. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Found Raiser in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Found Raiser in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice team to work with, everyone is passionate about the work that needs doing. A great opportunity to meet nice people and make friends for life.

    Cons

    You need to be very confident and very passionate about what you doing. Have a good understanding of people and their needs.


  11. Internship Review

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

    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



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