International Justice Mission Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Justice Mission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship program to grow professionally and spiritually. Allows interns to assist in numerous projects across departments. Lunches with VPs and career advice from HR.

    Cons

    Internship is unpaid but still an amazing experience for any young professional. Interns are given plenty of work. Long days if you aren't used to a 9-5 schedule.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great mission, but poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can't find a better mission. It's very motivating.

    Fun colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor leadership that struggles with pride. They don't take feedback and make decisions based on what's best for the mission, but don't ask for feedback. Due to that, they are quick to judge and fire.

    Marketing is a mess and has poor leadership.

    Really poor pay and demanding hours.

    Advice to Management

    Humility


  3. Really good organization in a challenging growth phase.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Justice Mission

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World-class, cutting-edge programs, strong senior leadership and high-quality people overall, generous leave policies, 6% 403b contribution regardless of employee contribution, increasing opportunities to be promoted internally

    Cons

    Not a very "nimble" organization operationally, growth means some people are stretched beyond capacity/qualifications, health insurance for families quite expensive, compensation just OK, opportunities to develop professionally outside of day-to-day duties are a little sparse.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on clients despite growing depth of programs and need to raise more funds. Put real thought and time into recruitment for mid-level leaders.


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  5. Great Reputation, Frustrating Leadership Responses at Times.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Justice Mission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people, attracts talented, hard-working people joined by a common goal. Clear strategies and objectives, good coaching, job performance reviews and clear expectations.

    Cons

    Their goals and objectives are not always achieved with cultural sensitivity, and it can lead to frustrated partnerships in the communities where they work. Aftercare resources are very limited, even though IJM lists this as one of their main goals, they do not prioritize it.


  6. compelling and challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Justice Mission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Mission and Vision is compelling and rewarding.
    The management system is strong and innovative

    Cons

    The expectations are unrealistic
    There are to many priorities
    To many "A" types personalities that create unhealthy competition within

    Advice to Management

    Humility must be applied to level of professional will


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid mission with good leadership at the top. Good opportunities to grow in your career doing life changing work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Organization can be a bit rigid tough to change. Staff sometimes fear failure and will go over board in making sure everything is setup perfectly before moving forward on a project.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great mission, amazing people, big goals.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission: They have a compelling and a smart mission that will make you want to give your all to the people they serve.

    The people: Smart, professional, excellent, and just plain fun!

    Cons

    Big goals with little resources.

    Management: Although improving, there isn't much of a focus on management. For example, many managers in Marketing don't value their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Start prioritizing people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company and great people but work is demanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission couldn't be a better one. The people are amazing.

    Cons

    Big goals are set, but because it is a non-profit, there aren't always enough resources to accomplish those goals.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Professional work environment with a cause.

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    Former Employee - Director of Recruiting in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Recruiting in Washington, DC

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was refreshing to work with top talent that were united behind a cause.
    Change doesn't happen overnight, but good ideas make it to the top.
    The onboarding and employee retention efforts are taken seriously. The Executive and HR teams highly value the staff.

    Cons

    It ruins your outlook on all future careers. Working at IJM is a truly unique experience that will help you grow personally and professionally. It will be difficult for any job to compare.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Awesome work environment and great cause

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at International Justice Mission

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super supportive and welcoming staff. Great work environment. Staff was always willing to take time to meet with you and give career advice. They do a great job of educating new interns and staff about their mission and the organization.

    Cons

    Intern work is very administrative sometimes, which is pretty normal for an internship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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