Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Opportunity to work on important issues like health care for women (in 10 reviews)

  • good benefits, adequate training time (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible (in 5 reviews)

  • It also pays like a non-profit pays so there's that (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great mission based place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Manager
    Former Employee - Center Manager

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Serving the healthcare needs of women, most of whom had access issues to care elsewhere.

    Cons

    Never going to get rich working in the non-profit sector.

    Advice to Management

    Revere your employees - they are the best.


  2. Director of Nursing

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was inspired and impassioned by the mission and the team I worked with. Providing patient care felt like an opportunity to empower and educate all of our patients!

    Cons

    Diminishing growth opportunities, feeling lost in the silos of the organization. Poor communication of roles and expectations. Unclear objectives due to limited involvement of front line workers with administration

    Advice to Management

    Create active guidelines about expectations of projects. Provide an environment that awards creativity and ingenuity, instead of tamping down interests and keeping mid level management employees feeling disempowered.


  3. Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers dedicated to the mission.

    Cons

    Sometimes organization was inefficient; little direction and mentorship.


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  5. negative work environment, unreasonable expectations, little support

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    Former Employee - Health Center Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Health Center Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

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

    Pros

    Generally highly motivated team Policy-driven, yet flexible to unique environments Directly helping others day to day Fast-paced workday

    Cons

    50+ hour workweek for salaried employees Poor communication Unclear and unrealistic expectations Lack of support Poor teamwork Rarely reviewed or coached Little direction provided Heavily policy-driven, yet policy constantly changes without communication

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer expectations - any guidance or goals whatsoever Provide at least some guidelines for policy execution


  6. Good place to work and grow.

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate, talented and creative people!

    Cons

    Below average pay for a non-profit.


  7. Great job at great affiliate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for the Southern New England affiliate. It's a great working environment with committed, dedicated employees. Leadership is really committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that both patients and employees are happy. They are also very respectful of work/life balance and encourage employees to take and enjoy their evenings and weekends. Plenty of opportunities to grow and advance. Would strongly recommend.

    Cons

    While decent for a nonprofit of its size, the pay could be a little better. Otherwise no significant complaints -- really a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing -- this is a great nonprofit to work for. I enjoyed my time there and hope the organization continues to thrive.


  8. Reproductive Health Specialist II

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    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Specialist in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Reproductive Health Specialist in Concord, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Transparent, patient, effective/encouraging supervisors. I took away a lot from the position.

    Cons

    Low pay, high expectations, other than that, my experience was great


  9. Helpful (1)

    PPRM

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    Current Employee - Assistant Center Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Center Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing mission - Truly making a difference for people - Good benefits - Passionate, like-minded coworkers - Great job experience that will serve me well in my future career

    Cons

    - Low pay for health center staff - High turnover rates - Perpetually short-staffed - Unreasonable expectations for health centers


  10. Helpful (1)

    Only a stepping stone- not good for long term work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Flexible schedule Employer monitors select employees

    Cons

    Very poor management Poor work environment Heavy work load-poor pay


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good, not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, large organization, helps community

    Cons

    Poor leadership, unorganized, too many policy changes, high turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    none. They won't listen anyways.



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