Feed The Children Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great environment, questionable decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, the mission is great.

    Cons

    Upper management makes some very knee-jerk, poorly thought out decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a breath before acting, and get advice from all levels of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Rebranding Has Only Transformed the Outside, Not the Actual Workplace Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The mission is admirable. Who can argue with feeding children? It can be very fulfilling to see a direct tie between the work you do and saving a life.

    Cons

    Deception, manipulation, and paranoia is the currency inside. Incredible effort expended to gain or retain control, seemingly without regard for the good of the whole -- whether you're thinking of the employees and staff or you're thinking of the children served. Despite Kevin Hagan's best efforts for 3 years, and a slew of new hires at all levels, that culture resisted becoming more team-oriented and transparent, so much so that when Hagan announced he would leave in May 2015, they stripped him of his signing power and have named an interim CEO already (date of this review is March 2015).

    In sum: this is a very sick organization. Don't work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no point giving management advice. They're kings of their little domain. The board of directors needs to demand answers and clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Best work experience of my life. I never realized we could help so many children in the US and around the world.

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    Current Employee - Fundraising
    Current Employee - Fundraising

    I have been working at Feed The Children

    Pros

    Kevin Hagan, the CEO of 2.5 years has assembled a great leadership team. There is tremendous cooperation between C-level leaders.

    Cons

    It's hard seeing so much poverty in the US and not being able to address it all. It makes me want to work harder to raise more money so we can reach more children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people. Outsource more services so we can concentrate on raising money and helping children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Love Feed the Children

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feed The Children

    Pros

    Feed the Children is a wonderful organization! They help kids in all 50 states and in 18 countries around the world. The new CEO Kevin Hagan is a good man and such a visionary! He looks out for the hourly employees especially. Just gave us a raise!

    Cons

    The organization has gone through a lot of transitions the past couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

  6. Boss was a HR nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vergne, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vergne, TN

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping others, but the man in charge of the warehouse made all the employees feel worthless.

    Cons

    The man in charge of the Feed The Children was rude to the volunteers, spoke to the employees as if they were children and was a huge micromanager, yet did nothing himself. His behavior made me question the morals of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people and a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Benefits too expensive for family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better provider

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. meaningful, challenging work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feed The Children part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for personal growth while creating social change. HR is friendly and helpful, and my colleagues are hard-working and passionate. Feed The Children remains true to its values, which is important for making a difference in the world. Most innovative anti-hunger organization of its size. Fair benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    going through a transition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    FTC Might be around in a few years........

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping hungry families. This is it! They do provide assistance to families and children in need. That is what you have to focus on. Management does a lot of wacky stuff.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing. Donations are down. They are burning through cash reserves quite quickly. They are also spending money on non-essential improvements to the building. They have hired quite a few high dollar executives that have not an idea of what to do to get donations coming in. They do know how to spend money with outside vendors!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an executive that will actually live in Oklahoma City. Many commute from out of state. This doesn't show commitment to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. My experience at Feed the Children was an incredible one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Feed The Children part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros of this job is that I knew that all the items that I packed in those boxes were going to go to families in need.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I have grown alot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Feed The Children

    Pros

    Flexiablity
    Great atmosphere - Christian based organization.
    Non for Profit making a difference in the world today. Very rewarding to know you have made a difference in a family or childs life.

    Cons

    Red tape - you have to go through alot to have things approved because it's a non for profit. HR is involved in alot of the organizations projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to provide. I think they are on the right track. Keep up the good work. The employees love it here.

    Approves of CEO

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