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Great intentions bad management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Save the Children

Pros

I'm proud to work at Save the Children and for an ogranization that helps to improve the quality of peoples life. Vacation is generous, if you can use it.

Cons

If you aren't one of the "in crowd" you won't get anywhere. If you want to settle, it's the place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to listen to what the employees say. If you want to move forward, you need the support of your employees and can actually learn from them.

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    Good work-life balance. Diversity.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Westport, CT

    I worked at Save the Children

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Diversity. Nice people.

    Cons

    Detached location from the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more internship opportunities abroad would be helpful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Hypocrisy, abuse abound at Save the Children

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    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Save the Children

    Pros

    The mission of Save the Children is to provide lasting and positive change for children. There is no argument that this is a worthy cause. Many, many children and families' lives have been changed for the better due to the amazingly good work of the staff of STC. The commitment and passion shown for those in need is amazing.

    Cons

    STC manages today as it did 35 years ago. Rather than a decision making process based on truth, facts and ROI's, decisions are based on political connections, tenure within the organization and how much money will it raise. Abusive, hostile treatment of employees is commonplace. Discrimintory practices are ignored, even when raised to Sr. Management. Fiscal responsibility is shallow at best. The HR department in Westport, CT is incompetent, and in need of an audit. There are violations of USAID requirements as well as EEO requirements. For an organization that employs more than 6,000 and has been around for 75 years, I was shocked by what I found.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management needs to take a hard look at itself. Several members of the Sr. Management team should be replaced by professionals who know how to run a business and who understand that a non-profit can be run like a for-profit and still achieve it's mission. The disconnect between their public image, the mission and their internal behavior will be your undoing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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