Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
165 Reviews
3.2
165 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to work on important issues like health care for women (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, giving back to the community (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a good deal of secrecy and cronyism among the upper management in the Arizona affiliate (in 8 reviews)

  • For all the company's emphasis on the importance of health, the work-life balance here is strikingly unhealthy (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Supportive organization and staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From top down, both in administrative and patient care services, employees and staff really cared about providing compassionate care to community members in need. We were very focused on educating and empowering patients to make healthy behavioral choices, and it was rewarding to contribute to that. Ultimately, I'm very grateful for the hands-on clinical experience obtained & friendships made.

    Cons

    With so many employees, sometimes there were issues with communication and making sure everyone was on the same page and updated on policy changes. We always seemed to be understaffed as well, which did not help with the notoriously long wait times for patients!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work if you believe in the organization's mission

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    Current Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Reproductive Health Assistant in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is room for growth, they offer benefits to full and part time employees, it is a rewarding place to work, lots of on-the-job training

    Cons

    I feel that clinic staff are underappreciated. The hours are not great, and vacation days are hard to come by. The pay is low, but that's to be expected in a non-profit organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to staff complaints and concerns more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Women of color will be lonely here

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart, committed people; a lot of talent; beautiful space; good benefits; decent salaries. Gym in the building.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity. The national office is not reflective of the diversity on their doorstep. Few people of color in senior leadership positions (other than Dr. Cullins). The President seems to be unable or unwilling to see that this is an issue and not make a long-term commitment to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be relevant for the long-term, not just for right now. Do more outreach and cultivation of people of color and not the usual suspects (e.g., white, female college grads who can afford to volunteer for you for free).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    In it for the mission, not necessarily the salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    I leave every day feeling good that I'm contributing to my community. Also, my coworkers are amazingly supportive.

    Cons

    Of course, it's a non-profit, so pay is is markedly lower than than the for profit sector. Also, work is high stress, especially in public-facing positions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care - no matter what

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support
    Current Employee - Technical Support

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll know your work has a direct positive impact.
    There is a culture of knowledge and resource sharing among affiliates

    Cons

    Seniority is valued over skill set
    Too much of the clinic workload is dumped on the lowest paid center assistants.
    Just about everyone works unpaid overtime to keep up
    Zero work life balance - people run themselves into the ground due to unrealistic workload expectations - the burn-out rate is alarming.
    Extremely meeting-heavy, often meetings are poorly structured and much time is wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about your staff and their unique skills, strengths and interests
    Leadership trainings for all employees would be a very valuable investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good first job, but no room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    most of the colleagues were great, very relaxed environment. people are very passionate about the mission. very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    very low pay, no room for growth or development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep great people, you MUST allow for room to grow and create opportunities for people to advance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible HR dept. in San Diego

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good. Option to work 9/80 schedule. Opportunity to work with "like minded" co-workers....if you share their values and mission.

    Cons

    HR dept is run by a director that hires her friends and is power hungry. They manipulate promotions and give themselves raises. Very political and toxic environment for anyone who is not in the "friends" fold. They have you stop working and call politicians to lobby for women's rights issues. Big waste of taxpayer money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Darrah needs to get involved and not just sit in her office and do press releases and photo shoots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    staff nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Day hours, few holidays, not many weekends.

    Cons

    hourly rate is very low, benefits are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff needs to be shown more appreciation from administration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Political Organization
    Former Employee - Political Organization

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offered great experience from the grassroots perspective. Experience in gathering raw quantitative and qualitative statistics. Great organization that has some determined and ambitious people working for a common cause

    Cons

    Little opportunities for advancement after internship and funding for internship was limited which makes for a a small and relatively short internship experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    efficient process

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very professional process, good HR follow-up. good follow-up from hiring managers.

    Great and extensive training process. Welcoming staff and well thought-out on-boarding system.

    Cons

    salary is below market rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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