Save the Children
3.5 of 5 46 reviews
www.savethechildren.org Westport, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Positive experience with dedicated people

Associate Director (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsVery mission and goal oriented. Employees are dedicated to doing the right thing for children. Work / life balance is improving with the arrival of new CEO.

ConsDecision process for management seems a little ad hoc sometimes. The organization needs a reliable stream of undesignated funds for its programs. Year to year funding is to volatile.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a clear mission for US programs. The department seems adrift.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A place I felt proud to work, but needs staff restructuring.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Westport, CT

I worked at Save the Children as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Amazing causes that got you inspired to work everyday. Casual environment where everyone… Cons: I felt some departments needed restructuring, due to inefficient job allocation. (Few people's job titles matched their duties.)… Advice to Senior Management: Hire a consultant to see if company resources are being… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Mismanagement is endemic, employee development is not a priority, and creative, hardworking individuals are not valued.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Save the Children full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Pay is good for a nonprofit, the reputation (deserved or not) looks good on your resume, and… Cons: Leadership is completely lacking, and individuals at a Director or VP level shun decision making. This would be ok if the rest of the… Advice to Senior Management: Not all managers should be managers. Folks who have risen in the ranks, mainly because of years with Save the Children, shouldn't necessarily be… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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