Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
169 Reviews
3.2
169 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
  • There is a good deal of secrecy and cronyism among the upper management in the Arizona affiliate (in 8 reviews)

  • For all the company's emphasis on the importance of health, the work-life balance here is strikingly unhealthy (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive organization and staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work if you believe in the organization's mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    In it for the mission, not necessarily the salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    I leave every day feeling good that I'm contributing to my community. Also, my coworkers are amazingly supportive.

    Cons

    Of course, it's a non-profit, so pay is is markedly lower than than the for profit sector. Also, work is high stress, especially in public-facing positions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Center Assistant
    Former Employee - Center Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great co workers. Made some really awesome friends working here.

    Cons

    Well where do we start. Management at certain centers had no idea what they were doing. "Corporate" is a joke they don't talk to their clinics and have no idea what is going on in them other than what money is coming in vs what's going out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Women of color will be lonely here

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart, committed people; a lot of talent; beautiful space; good benefits; decent salaries. Gym in the building.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity. The national office is not reflective of the diversity on their doorstep. Few people of color in senior leadership positions (other than Dr. Cullins). The President seems to be unable or unwilling to see that this is an issue and not make a long-term commitment to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be relevant for the long-term, not just for right now. Do more outreach and cultivation of people of color and not the usual suspects (e.g., white, female college grads who can afford to volunteer for you for free).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Political Organization
    Former Employee - Political Organization

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an 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
  10.  

    efficient process

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very professional process, good HR follow-up. good follow-up from hiring managers.

    Great and extensive training process. Welcoming staff and well thought-out on-boarding system.

    Cons

    salary is below market rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Care - no matter what

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support
    Current Employee - Technical Support

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (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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