Plan International
3.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.plan-international.org Woking, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 19, 2014

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Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman

Nigel Chapman

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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mind-opening, fruitful work experience in advocacy at one of leading international child rights organizations.

Communications and Advocacy Intern (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at Plan International as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork closely inter-related to other organizations and NGOS, and UN, first-hand exposure to a broad range of human rights issues.

ConsSmall office, lots of work to cover.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan International UN Geneva Office has proven steady positive results in Advocacy. The work that Plan UN Offices do is invaluable for the organization at large. Therefore it is of utmost importance to invest in it.

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

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International Development NGO with Potential

Lower Level Staff (Former Employee)
Warwick, RI

I worked at Plan International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCurrent CEO, Tessie San Martin wonderful business leader and visionary. Changing the Organization name from Plan USA to Plan International USA. The development of DC office.

ConsManagement - Executive Team and Directors - some not all lack critical expertise in the positions they hold which effects employee loyalty,moral, and trust. Moral for the DC office on the decline after such high hopes.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a clear culture, hold manager accountable, assess their skill sets and performance better before giving them 5% pay increases blindly and lowering pay increases for the true performers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, but no job stability

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Plan International part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat management and co workers.
Best ever.

ConsNo job stability, only part time work.

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Great opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plan International full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPlan International provides ample opportunities for professionals at any level. There is a willingness to listen to "newbies" and at the field level there is plenty of flexibility to do some innovative stuff. Previously, salaries were not competitive, but this has since changed and are reasonable.

ConsThe structure of the the Plan Federation, with National (fundraising) Offices effectively governing the organization leads to alot of turf wars over credit sharing around grants and poor governing structures overall. Further, it sometimes places fundraising as a higher priority than serving the best interests of children.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe governing structures need to get their act together. This is a major drag on the entire organization. Further, management needs to hold senior execs accountable for under performance.

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

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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plan International full-time

ProsA great work ethic from most people
A lot of work to make you feel that, even at the centre, you are part of the greater whole
Good work/life balance for the most part

ConsLike all NGOs, budget is always an issue and often short-sightedness (sometimes due to the restrictions of the way NGOs are funded) leads to a lack of investment where investment would actually deliver great benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo live the stragey of 'One Plan' across the board rather than just paying lip service to it at times

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

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Great

Intern (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at Plan International as an intern for less than a year

Prosgreat people, good work environment, good hours, opportunity to travel, interesting work,
the organization as a whole has pretty decent resources for a non-profit

Conshard to get a paying job, but once you do the benefits are pretty good
seems like there is not a lot of coordination between the different offices
almost all jobs require a masters degree

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work life balance with OK compensation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plan International

ProsGreat time flexibility and not overworked

ConsManagement not hands on, low chance for promotion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working as a Finance coordinator, Basically an internal auditor position

Finance Coordinator (Current Employee)
Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

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

ProsLooking for vast area of experiences, benefits, easy to work

Consno trainings specific to the finance field, not motivation, appriciation, and work burden have no measurement. .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Development Sector

Community Development Coordinator (Current Employee)
Kassala (Sudan)

I have been working at Plan International full-time

Prosto promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom

Consright of peoples to self-determination (pol. status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development, incl. full sovereignty over all their natural wealth and resources)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learning environment with maximum exposure within and out of country, whilst supporting the marginalized communities.

Sanitation Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

I have been working at Plan International full-time

ProsConfident organization.
International representation.
Bold thematic areas.
Decent HR policies.

ConsMicro management.
Decentralization.
Lengthy procedures to follow.

Advice to Senior ManagementHolistic management approach & decentralization must be adopted.

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

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