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Helpful (7)

The select few of upper management are very impressed with themselves

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Current Employee - Program Associate in Westport, CT
Current Employee - Program Associate in Westport, CT

I have been working at Save the Children full-time (less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A good mission, important work to be done

Cons

Very political and upper management protects their power base at all costs. Maintaining and enlarging their turf takes precedence over the mission or hiring/keeping talented people.

Advice to Management

Look to hire effective people rather ones that help the managers protect their turf.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Positive experience with dedicated people

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Decision 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 Management

    Need a clear mission for US programs. The department seems adrift.

  2. Helpful (4)

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

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Westport, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Westport, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing causes that got you inspired to work everyday.
    Casual environment where everyone got their job done.
    Managers that were flexible and understood your strengths and needs.

    Cons

    I felt some departments needed restructuring, due to inefficient job allocation. (Few people's job titles matched their duties.) Lack of standardized procedure in some areas. Some people had poor understanding of current marketing techniques. Resistance to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consultant to see if company resources are being maximized.

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