Food For The Poor

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Food For The Poor Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
4 Reviews
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Robin G. Mahfood
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization to build upon your experience as a professional in the non-profit industry. There are great opportunities for life changing experiences that will ignite or fuel your passion to serve the poor.

    Cons

    There are no real professional growth and development opportunities; per department you may not receive genuine encouragement or feedback from management. While it is one of the largest and more successful international organizations in the U.S., many of the management styles are old school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hypocrisy instead of employee appreciation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food For The Poor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The one plus that keeps many people working for the organization is the complete benefits package.

    Cons

    The biggest disadvantage is the hypocrisy displayed by the leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For being a religious organization, you would think they practice what they preach. For all the good they do serving and helping the poor in the third world countries, they do very little in helping the staff that put in the time. Employee evaluations are overseen once a year. Whether your performance is excellent or satisfactory, a standard 3% is given to all employees across the board. Don’t expect promotions or moving up in the company. Those opportunities are saved for family members of the CEO or for the ones who constantly suck up to administration. Standard practice for many employers is to promote within. Not BLANK! In many instances, a new position will be created and given to a friend or family member of the administration. In some cases, when available positions are posted many staff are not even encouraged to interview for the promotion. Working for BLANK you have a sense that the company feels you should be grateful to have and stay at the job you are at forever! Because of these examples, employee turnover is very high due to the fact that many people who work for this organization simply move on because they see there are plenty of better and fairer opportunities available in today’s workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wasted relief with archaic fundraising practices

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    Former Employee - Field Worker in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Field Worker in Coconut Creek, FL

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    SOME of the people mean well

    Cons

    The egregious tactics of their marketing campaigns, both in how they treat their subjects and how they treat their publishing, leave a sick feeling in my stomach. They hope that photos of crying babies will pry you from your wallet but they go over the line in producing those tears. The campaigns are nothing more than a fashion magazine shoot with poor people as the stand-ins for the models. They treat their subjects with no respect for their condition, only for their dollar producing value.

    They spend an exorbitant amount of fundraising dollars on keeping themselves flush. The CEO Robin Mahfood makes $350,000 a year, pure donations that are meant to feed those in need go to this man's bank account. I witnessed first class flight purchases to international destinations, for whole teams of Food For The Poor travelers and many extravagant corporate meals at the finest restaurants. Five star hotels are the norm for those visiting the poor they "serve".

    Do yourself a favor and don't take this job! If you have a good heart and a clean conscience, you will be tested with your work here. If you truly care about helping people, there are far better organizations to take your efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns of those that think the practices need adjustment. I came in with fresh eyes and ideals and I was really bothered by the practices, but when I spoke up about my concerns, i was let go and told that the job "wasn't a good fit" for me. They couldn't have been more right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful and professional people, amazing contribution.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Food For The Poor as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Real contribution to the lives of so many poor people in many countries.
    High values, christian oriented, professional, fun, very human.

    Cons

    Only one location in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open to contributions of international professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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