Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
176 Reviews
3.3
176 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
  • For all the company's emphasis on the importance of health, the work-life balance here is strikingly unhealthy (in 5 reviews)

  • The pay is low, but that's to be expected in a non-profit organization (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience working with intelligent, driven, and caring people.

    Cons

    Not a very structured setting for internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This job allowed me to personally grow through a gained confidence that individuals can make a difference.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Canvasser in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Canvasser in Austin, TX

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with a team illuminates shared experiences and room for improvement.

    Cons

    I was told each canvasser would receive a pay raise to $18 an hour on election day, only to later find out there weren't funds for such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Openness with with employees goes a long way. Express expectations and when they are not being met.

    Recommends
  3.  

    I absolutely love working for this amazing organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Passionate leadership, competitive salary, fulfilling work. Company provides tons of paid time off, and recognizes young talent. Company is progressive and very politically correct. High moral values, a very great place that will accept you for who you are. Strong women run the show at Planned Parenthood!

    Cons

    It is a non-profit, so pay is not exactly the highest! You have to really go above and beyond to get a raise, and jobs can be at risk due to budget cuts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Getting Paid to Help People is Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love what the organization stands for. Getting to work with them to try to and stop dangerous legislation was a very rewarding experience. Everyone you work with shares the same values so I think it makes for a very productive atmosphere.

    Cons

    I was hired seasonally to work on advocacy. I wish that the organization would invest in someone full-time to do this, even if it is not me, as I feel that having a presence in the community is crucial to the cause. Invest in the employees that are invested in the goals.

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    Amazing & Passionate to say the least

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job where you won't just be another employee but more of a valuable team member this is the place to be. I have never worked for an organization with so dedication to you as a person. They teach you so much and involve you with everything. I have meet and spoke with the CEO, COO, Etc. so many times. What organization/company can you say you worked for and get to know the CEO or other higher position individual and say that you have meet them on several occasions? Very few right. PPPSGV is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    The pay suckssssssssss. It's sad but true. The only downfall for such an amazing organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great mission and people, but disorganized leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and competitive salaries (if you can make the case for yourself). Coworkers are wonderful, and the mission is a great one.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance, especially on the c4 side. Increasing overemphasis on the advocacy work, and decreased focus on the health delivery work. The leadership is disorganized, and spends a lot of time spinning its wheels and trying new initiatives that don't pan out. Incredibly high turnover, especially among younger employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many cooks in the kitchen!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great at national level not at affiliate level

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    Former Employee - Director of Public Affairs
    Former Employee - Director of Public Affairs

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

    Pros

    Good workplace environment
    Great conferences

    Cons

    Non profit industrial complex
    Low salaries in comparison to similar non profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize better cultural trainings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive organization and staff

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    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
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate at what they do. They are very flexible for when you are in school.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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