Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
194 Reviews
3.1
194 Reviews
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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
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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.  

    Loved working here, can get a little drama at some locations but mine was very fun and great to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Co-workers, benefits, paid holidays

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get raises

    Recommends
  2.  

    My expierence working with these companies are very good

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    First let me start off by saying i worked in different departments in ppnyc but the best psrt is working in the lab the patieents are so nice they mayb angry at times but i could always let them smile again and worki mm g in.the recovery room can be a little hard because the patients are under anethesia and they say some stuff u wondering wat they saying and its funny too and all the workers are nice

    Cons

    Patients tell u rude stuff, thats it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is fine theses no need for advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No longer in the business of helping people, but for profit.

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door if you're considering the medical field. If you're motivated you'll learn a great deal of knowledge and skills (if trained correctly, that is) that will open doors later on in your career. Great insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid, not to mention underappreciated. The culture has become about making money and reaching "goal numbers" that put a great strain on customer service, patient quality care and employee work life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees as people, not just subjects. Never use phrases when implementing new protocols in meetings such as "if you don't like it, leave". Follow through on promises or agreements made with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, great company!

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    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    I worked in a small practice and had a great manager. It was a great experience helping patients and working for a company I believed in.

    Cons

    The clinic was very small so we had to take on all aspects of keeping the clinic running from receptionist to cleaner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Planned Parenthood has a great team working for its important mission of reproductive health and rights for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities and so many departments -- plus a network of affiliates across the country -- that there are great opportunities for job growth.

    Cons

    Working for Planned Parenthood is not for the meek since there are so many people who mis-represent the organization's mission and work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Most interesting job I have ever had!

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    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, great benefits and paid days off. Got to participate in many research studies and community programs.

    Cons

    Pay scale is very low and raises are hard to get. Can get gossipy between staff at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed my temporary assignment in the billing department. It was a great experience.

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    Former Employee - MEDICAL BILLING in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - MEDICAL BILLING in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    The billing department was always busy. I enjoyed learning new software.

    Cons

    I wish I could of worked there permanently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish I could have worked with the company full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No room for growth

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    Current Employee - Front Office in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Front Office in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I think that the mission is great and the I think that the staff gets along very good. The hours are ok.

    Cons

    I think that management treats their employees horribly, you feel as is at any moment you could be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with the respect they deserve.

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

    "Almost Humanitarian."

    Former Employee - Canvasser
    Former Employee - Canvasser

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    This is a job that anyone with a clean record can get, which is good for low income people looking for a foothold. The pay isn't bad either.

    Cons

    The quotas get in the way of actively working to convey Planned Parenthood's message. The metrics for success and failure are based on some prearranged system that borders on determinism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new metrics for success and aim to hire like minded over easy labor.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent leadership

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    Former Employee - Health Center Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Health Center Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the patients and that's about it.

    Cons

    You get vacation and sick time but directors have an attitude about you using it. Inconsistent work schedule to be a salary employee. Directors expect you to cover every unconverted shift even if it impedes the schedule you already set. You may work 50 hours a week and only get paid for 35 hours. The directors go all out to hire friends but it is a "no no" to discipline them. The directors have issues with black managers who have a strong voice and are not yes people. They cater to white people, especially the nurses. The staff lack teamwork and make it hard for people to be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing gossip to cloud your judgement about other managers. Work in the health center so you can make realistic decisions about any changes in work flow and policy. You all are far removed from processes and need to respect the work of your first line staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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