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Purnima Mane
10 Ratings

    Important mission, experienced managers, reasonable opportunities for growth and for flexibility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pathfinder International full-time (more than 8 years)


    Pathfinder works for an incredibly important mission of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. I consider this work my life's mission and feel Pathfinder is the best place to work on the issues about which I care in an effective, important way. I feel lucky that the salary and benefits are generous (retirement contribution even without matching) and this has contributed to my staying with Pathfinder.


    Pathfinder isn't too big so there isn't a ton of room for professional growth long-term, but it does happen and medium-term I think managers make room for progression. We all do work hard, so while there are complaints of work-life balance at Pathfinder, I believe we each have the responsibility to make it work and I think managers are generally flexible that balance can be achieved.

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    Keep up the progress in communication to all staff about your goals and initiatives. The monthly all-staff meetings and Extended Leadership Team and shift to our extranet/ishare have been big steps forward.

    Positive Outlook
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Pathfinder International Interviews

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    Mid Level Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pathfinder International in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went three rounds. Met with members of leadership team and unit staff, as well as HR. Interviews were not too difficult; answered questions on experience and behavioral issues. Answered questions regarding views on Pathfinder mission. Cultural fit is very important and demonstrated interest and passion in the mission is also critical. Everyone was respectful, positive, and answered my questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not find any questions too difficult or unexpected. Be ready to explain why you want to leave current job and why Pathfinder and specific job would be a good fit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated on vacation. Benefits are pretty good, salary was competitive in nonprofit market.
    Accepted Offer
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Headquarters Watertown, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1957
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Engenderhealth

Pathfinder International finds a way to provide reproductive health and family planning information and services to people in developing nations. The organization works in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It partners with local governments and other groups to provide access to sexual health and family planning information, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, advocacy for reproductive health policies worldwide, abortion support where it's legal, and post care where it isn't. Pathfinder also publishes newsletters, resource lists, guides... More

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