Plan International

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Plan International Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plan International

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensations. Good people.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to advance quickly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    International Development NGO with Potential

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    Former Employee - Lower Level Staff in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Lower Level Staff in Warwick, RI

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

    Pros

    Current 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.

    Cons

    Management - 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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Senior Manager at Plan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plan International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven to help the world's poorest children.

    Cons

    Still stuck in a British mentality of what makes a charity successful (low cost, consensus based decision making).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to operate like a business and achieve must greater results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plan International

    Pros

    Aside from being able practice my skills in a way I am indirectly helping less priviledge children and their families

    Cons

    HR management concerns not properly handled

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    mind-opening, fruitful work experience in advocacy at one of leading international child rights organizations.

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

    I worked at Plan International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small office, lots of work to cover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, but no job stability

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

    I have been working at Plan International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management and co workers.
    Best ever.

    Cons

    No job stability, only part time work.

  8.  

    Great opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Plan 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plan International full-time

    Pros

    A 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

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Plan International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    hard 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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Work life balance with OK compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plan International

    Pros

    Great time flexibility and not overworked

    Cons

    Management not hands on, low chance for promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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