Compassion International

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great people and organization that are dedicated to the mission

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Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at Compassion International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The mission is compelling and the quality of staff is hard to beat. The working conditions are quite good and there is ability to move around

Cons

The organization has silos and senior leaders, though seasoned, are out of touch on how to run a mid/large sized NGO.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    What you can't see from the outside

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    Current Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Compassion International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The talent that the organization attracts is amazing. One thing that you will not find at many, if any, other organizations is that the hearts and minds of everyone is focused on the welfare and development of children around the world.

    Cons

    The culture is very unhealthy. A culture of fear and intimidation, one hiding behind spiritual conversation-killers such as a new vision or "God revealed to us", is one of the key elements that allows executives and managers to silence and neutralize some of the sophisticated talent that enters the organization.

    Explosive growth on a scale that the organization has enjoyed, even during historic downturns, is a curse in important ways. The senior executives are unwilling to make tough decisions or even deal with potentially damaging information: "How can anything be wrong because God is blessing the minstiry so much". This leads me to believe that the executives will lead until a traumatic event occurs, one that is visible to the outside of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone down to the SVP level should retire or move on. You faithfully served to the best of your ability, but you owe it to the children to move on and allow the organization to bring in the talent required to achieve the 2020 vision (if it is not already too late).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Highly political environment with poor business processes

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    Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Compassion International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focused on their vision. Field staff in other countries really reaching out to kids like they say.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to lead the size of organization they have grown into. May of the senior leadership are ill equipped to run a multinational organization. The politics are terrible and you are either in or out of the crowd. They is a very poor example of Christian leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are failing to abide by your own policies and treat employees who innovate with disdain. Mediocrity and the good ol' boy network is alive an well here. If management continues to treat staff and vendors they way they do, the lawsuits and reputation issues are not far behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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