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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
Planned Parenthood – New York – “View from elevators”

Planned Parenthood – New York – “View from elevators”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 142 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

(56 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to work on important issues like health care for women (in 9 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 7 reviews)

  • Compensation, constant/high turnover, incompetent management, reputation of the company (in 5 reviews)

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142 Employee Reviews
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    Worst professional experience of my career

    Specialist (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros- Great mission
    - Opportunities to work on both non-profit and advocacy

    Cons- Disorganization beyond belief
    - Catty girls club
    - Socialization between employees and their superiors is not professional
    - Shady hiring practices
    - No talking between departments
    - Employees have been in their positions forever with no actual output
    - Wasteful with funds
    - Pathetic IT support
    - Poor treatment and respect of affiliates
    - Too many contractors!! Stop hiring like crazy when you outsource some of the most important work at an expensive fee!!

    Advice to Senior Management- Treat the people who have actual output of work product well
    - Hire efficient people who have a proven output of work and aren't there solely because they care about the mission
    - Just because someone has been in their position forever doesn't mean that they are actually good at it
    - Get organized and departments working with one another
    - Run more like a business in DC and New York offices and less like a non-profit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CLS

    Cls (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosok schedule- flexibility- easy to request time off

    Constoo mnay protestors on thursdays and fridays- parking sucks- mostly for patients

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, dry work

    Paralegal (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe people I worked with were great: hardworking, polite, professional.

    ConsThe work was primarily administrative, and they were still using mostly paper files. I believe they adjusted the title and job description after I left to reflect this though, and they were moving toward digitization as well. Also, there was no way to grow in that position, so it's meant for people who are passing through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTurnover could be decreased in part by creating clear goals at the start of the employees tenure and showing how an employee could grow within the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly culture but did not add much to my learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFriendly staff and management, flexible schedules, standardized, decent training for employees, very liberal but respectful, supervisors don't micro-manage. My supervisors would check in with me from time to time but I was left with a lot of autonomy in my projects.

    ConsA bit disorganized, but it's a non-profit so this should be a given. Also some supervisors aren't as hands on as I'd like, and was given little direction and the needs weren't explained well. My supervisors barely had any time for any meetings with me, which was needed for my project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more time to your interns but keep the autonomy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Justice for women, care and appreciation for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible time, family friendly, great coworkers, opportunity to learn, positive, pro-woman environment.

    ConsAnti choice protesters are irritating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in good medical personnel, show appreciation financially to clinicians.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStrong camaraderie between employees
    Strong management

    ConsHigh turnover
    Occasional problems with administrative organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding in the beginning, down falls at the end.

    Reproductive Health Assistant (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOpen-minded in patients health care

    ConsGrowth is limited once you reach a certain plateau

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut yourself in your staff place

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart and nice people at PPFA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployee ideas are welcome here

    ConsLocated near 10th ave so not easy commute for some

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    keep you on your toes

    Planned Parenthood, Health Center Assistant (Former Employee) Naples, FL

    ProsHelping out the patients when there was nowhere that they can be seen because their status

    ConsThe fact that there was not much that we can do for them as in service and support in the community

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe kindness and heart that they have for the job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great cause, good non-profit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosprotecting reproductive rights, very committed to this important issue

    Consaffiliate boards could use help with messaging and working state legislatures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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