Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. Planned Parenthood is a good place to work if you are passionate about family planning and reproductive health care.

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is well-organized, there are opportunities to move between departments and it's generally a pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    It's a huge organization and can be a bit corporate at times. There was an issue with one of the Senior Staff members in my department that was making the entire team unhappy and that staff member was finally let go once the VP who supervised her retired and a new VP was hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Great working environment and teamwork.

    Cons

    Not as high as salary as other comparable places.

  3. The company really values their employees and have a number of events, and special things they do year round.

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    Current Contractor - Medical Biler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Medical Biler in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, secure facility with access badges, extensive orientation and training

    Cons

    A lot of temporary positions and never hired permanently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great cause and nonprofit to work for

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great cause, passionate employees. Very active and supportive headquarters with enthusiastic state affiliates.

    Cons

    Lots of work with little pay depending on the position. But it is a nonprofit, after all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase professional development opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. I loved my experience at Planned Parenthood and enjoyed my job thoroughly, as well as the exciting environment.

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    Former Employee - Direct Response in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Response in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great environment, motivated and passionate co-workers, office culture, work-life balance, compensation.

    Cons

    Room for growth was not accessible, however that was only speaking in vertical terms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Great working environment, supportive and training provided

    Cons

    Draining to work under high stress situations, but that's true of any job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer even more training opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. PP staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    great organization, passionate employees, good benifits

    Cons

    top down decision making, low salaries, lots of staff turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Solid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    Good experience working for a non-profit company

    Cons

    Company isn't very well-run unfortunately

  10. 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
  11. Stay away from PP of Minnesota

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Pros

    As an NP, a chance to work with underserved populations, a sense o service. The reason I stayed for 30 + years. My patients were so grateful for the care I gave them.

    Cons

    Upper Clinical management is toxic! They have no respect for NPs as professionals. They routinely deny lunch breaks. They tell NPs to do things we know are unethical and investigate us if we don't. It's why, with a heavy heart I resigned in October.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to maintain your family planning services, start treating your clinic staff better! Read your own mission statement! Treat the women who work for you with the Care No Matter What philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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