Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
165 Reviews
3.2
165 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 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.  

    Revolving door....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's an excellent mission and you have the ability to positively impact your community every day. This is "feel good" work so if you believe in the cause, you have the opportunity to feel positive each day.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is atrocious, it's over 50%. Employees don't feel valued because the pay is so low, especially for the quality of work that is expected. The work is emotional, draining and it can create burnout quickly with the lack of compassion from our employer. It feels like PP serves the patients at the expense of it's workers well being. The atmosphere feels like we're constantly scrambling to make it work and we're one step away from shutting down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am concerned for the welfare of this affiliates future. Mid level management is often unprofessional, disconnected, and burned out. It was inappropriate for PP to have me do my exit interview with my immediate manager as opposed to an HR rep-particularly when my manager asked me to rate her performance in a series of questions. It might be worthwhile to clean house and start fresh. Lastly, pay people a livable, fair wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, hard work, low pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The mission and the services we provide to our patients. When a patient is really grateful, it makes it all worth it. The hours can be flexible to accommodate child-care, vacations, and schooling.

    Cons

    Salary is NOT competitive with other health care fields. Communication has become more transparent, but it could improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the line workers! Provide room for career growth!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly supervisor, able to participate in events and lobby days, great training, co-workers optimistic and passionate about their work, a lot of learning opportunities, great atmosphere

    Cons

    unpaid internship, sometimes relaxed atmosphere with little work assigned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed my time at Planned Parenthood and really learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - EMT in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - EMT in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    New experiences, personal relationships with patients and co-workers, learned a lot about gynecological practice and health.

    Cons

    Practically all-female (and many young women) staff and the atmosphere can get quite catty sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for the management staff. I enjoyed everything about my time there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    volunteer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood as an intern

    Pros

    flexible and willing to work with you

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a little overwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The worst place ever. Run, Run, Run from this place

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

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Good mission but its overshadowed by internal politics and people.

    Cons

    Some of the worst people I have ever worked with in my entire life work here. Some people are down right rotten through and through. Some very senior managers at the HQ's are vial human beings that live to create misery for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have staff do an anonymous survey and have them name names of those individuals that are a destructive force for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never work here

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The patients are very appreciative of you help.

    Cons

    My nursing supervisor played favorites with her nurse practitioners and wrote you up if you were not her "pet." I have been a nurse practitioner for 30 years and have never had negative reviews from any supervisor except at Planned Parenthood. Many nurse practitioners, including myself, were forced to quit because of her prejudices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your nurse practitioners not just the nurse supervisors! Go to the clinics and see your nurses in action and then pass judgement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Upper management made it a disappointing experience....

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    Former Employee - Family Planning RN in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Family Planning RN in Yakima, WA

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

    Pros

    Good schedule flexibility
    Good benefits
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Poorly qualified and trained upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure a clinic manager and upper level executivez are properly trained and qualified for the position.....not just promoted because of tenure or who the know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very educating and eye opening

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Offers a great service to people from all walks of life with no questions asked. Clinician at the time I was there was the best! Very nice coworkers who all got along with each other.

    Cons

    Pay scale not in line with most other healthcare organizations, way too low in certain capacities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more education for employees more often, maybe monthly inservices on various important topics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and really support the cause of Famliy Planning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, extremely nice people to work with

    Cons

    Public thinks all we do are abortions when the majority of our work is Family Planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a more dynamic and up to date culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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