PATH
3.5 of 5 18 reviews
www.path.org Seattle, WA

PATH Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent organization with experienced people committed to develop safe and effective solutions for unmet health needs.

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at PATH full-time for less than a year

ProsInspiring and entrepreneurial environment where expert teams work on challenging projects in partnership with donor institutions, academia, companies and non-profit organizations. Opportunities to innovate, express opinions and influence decisions. Very good working climate and central support. Organization went through changes and is well managed.

ConsI enjoy working at PATH and can't name anything that would oppose working there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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4 people found this helpful  

High school culture, decent pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH full-time for more than a year

Pros• Salary is decent for non-profit
• Org name carries weight within community
• Certain programs/departments do really great work

Cons• HR not very transparent
• Success as an employee depends on personality, not necessarily accomplishments
• Poor talent retention

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Would not recommend.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH

ProsCompany values, mission, opportunity to travel internationally

ConsLack of professional development opportunities, work culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An amazing place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH

ProsAn amazing place to work

ConsI am being required to fill a 20 word minimum when in fact, I have no complaints about PATH at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't have any advice.

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Don't expect this place to launch your career- make sure you come in at the correct level and salary

Program Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work, great reputation in the industry, work/life balance, location! I am hopeful that the new CEO will turn this place around (the McKinsey consultants were on board on his first day I think...) but it's going to take a few years to feel the results.

ConsEmployee career paths, development and retention; 1200 person org with some very outdated systems and processes

Advice to Senior ManagementValue and grow your employees- you attract the best people but the org needs a 180 to keep them. What a wasted investment! You go in excited, and you leave feeling burned.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Program Assistant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH

ProsMission driven, very intelligent people, great benefits including vacation and sick leave, excellent office location in Seattle

ConsIf you are working in an admin role you have zero room to grow and advance to another career. Getting a promotion is practically a lost cause. They hire for the position, not the person.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate better opportunities for climb the ladder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great organization, great people, lots of change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PATH full-time

ProsWorld-class nonprofit.
Incredible mission and dedicated staff.
Smart, well adjusted coworkers in many areas throughout the organization.
Well resourced for a nonprofit.
History of thoughtful leadership.
Pretty family friendly.

ConsGrowth and change, including a new president and top executives, are creating a lot of upheaval throughout the organization. There's a desire by new leadership to "take it to the next level," but little recognition of the hard and excellent work that has brought the organization to this point.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on the end goal and trust your people to get you there. Listen to those who have brought PATH this far. During times of transition like this, you only lose the good ones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PATH for more than 8 years

ProsGreat mission and many smart people.

ConsLimited growth opportunities for assistant level employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Program Officer (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at PATH full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStimulating academic environment
Great human talent. The best co-workers I have ever had
Opportunity to be creative and explore your own path
No supervisors. You have performance leaders who help you with career goals, but you don't have a boss breathing down your neck.
Great international recognition. People love PATH's concept. They market themselves pretty well.

ConsAlthough PATH is well funded, it is still an NGO and the challenges of working for a non profit also apply to PATH: everything depends on funding. Sometimes you end up doing what the donor wants you to do and not what is the best for people. Unfortunately the impact that PATH has made has not really been much. Not a lot of technologies have been introduced in the field.
Some departments need to be shaken up. Some people have been in the organization too long. New ideas would strengthen the organization.
HQ heavy. There are ~ 18 offices around the world, but HQ has the majority of employees. Funds sometimes stay in Seattle because there are too many people in HQ. Offices should have more independence and HQ should be there to support them and not the other way around.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet's pass more resources to field offices. HQ should be there to support them and not the other way around.
Don't be afraid to push for more impact. R&D is good, but if there is no successful scale up of technologies there is no story to tell. PATH needs to get better at implementing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A solid organization that does superb work in the field but does a poor job engaging junior and mid-level staff.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at PATH

ProsPATH does really interesting and effective global health work. It seems like a great place to work for more senior technical experts. However, management does a poor job engaging younger staff in meaningful work.

ConsBureaucratic; little acknowledgement for progress and success in work; does not inspire creativity; little room for growth and promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementInspire and encourage junior and mid-level staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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