Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
160 Reviews
3.2
160 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 8 reviews)


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

  • The senior management seems resistant to change (in 6 reviews)

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    Internship

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    Former Employee - Political Organization
    Former Employee - Political Organization

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern for less than a 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
  2. 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 for 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
  3.  

    Care - no matter what

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    Current Employee - Technical Support
    Current Employee - Technical Support

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time for 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
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    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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    This place used to be the coolest place ever to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Super dedicated co-workers. Often giving information and health care to people with little or no access to any other care, including education.

    Cons

    Corporate patriarchy has taken over and it's really messy in a matriarchal organization......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leadership training! Managers boss people around and use fear to keep their employees in check, leadership takes on tasks when it gets busy and leads by example. If your staff has more education than you do, check yourself for intimidation, go back to school if you need to. Know the history of your organization, take a women's herstory class. Bring herstory to staff meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Plane Parenthood provides a caring environment for women (and men) in regards to sexual healthcare.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Regardless of the area you are working in, or job time, there is great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping people in need.

    Cons

    Resources can be challenging. This can have repercussions with various projects and materials that may be desired to do a better job b

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to thrive and do what they do best.

  9.  

    Great organization doing vital work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great people, passionate and committed to providing reproductive healthcare to all women.

    Cons

    Could be very intense at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less stress financial matters should be places on lower or entry level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Humble patients, highly interprofessional, room for growth, patient centered, evidenced-based, great benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    very Fast-paced, perhaps too much emphasis on efficiency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time

    Pros

    The location I worked at had a lot of friendly people and knowledgeable clinic and administrative staff. Overall, they seemed to like what they do. Because of the environment, I wasn't afraid to ask questions (which I did quite frequently). Because of that, I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Needs more support staff and more support in general.

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