Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
155 Reviews

3.2
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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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  1.  

    Unfortunate that Arizonans are stuck with this affiliate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is competitive. Planned Parenthood facilities are managed under an affiliate system. So if you're not in Arizona it could be much better.

    Cons

    There is a good deal of secrecy and cronyism among the upper management in the Arizona affiliate. I worked there for less than 2 years. In that time, I had 3 different supervisors. The turnover among upper management is scarily high. People disappear from the company in groups as high as 5 employees at a time. There is little explanation about turnover or plans for the company. It is generally a stressful job as it is due to the political climate in AZ. Add the items I've described above and it's a recipe for misery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate honestly about your strategic plan. Your CEO and CFO need to look beyond their own interests and stick with a medical director. Perhaps, then you won't have to switch strategic directions every 6 months. Stop saying you prefer to promote from within if you're just going to pass over qualified internal applicants. And stop pretending to value your employees. Your bottom line is hurting because your employees are miserable. Your recruitment and on-boarding costs must be through the roof. With that in mind, your HR Director is extremely unprofessional. Act in accordance with your stated values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management and favoritism.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    I worked there because I believed in their mission and the right to affordable woman's healthcare.

    Cons

    Management is rude and plays favorites. If they have any issues with you, they don't care about who's around when they confront you. They will call you out in front of everyone. And there are ton's of double standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every employee equally despite their qualification differences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to be

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant  in  Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Flint, MI

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Your pay is 14 bux good benefits nice team overall nice placejust have tough skin

    Cons

    Dont tell ppl where you work they will call you a baby killer, hard work, protestors will vandiliseyour car if you park in the lot. If you break the protesters circle the spit and call u names

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees dont lose vood people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    PPFA

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great goals, support of women

    Cons

    Lots of management turnover and changes in direction

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PPFA

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    company culture, work life balance, great manager, great location to public transit,free snacks,

    Cons

    open floor seating, little privacy, high pressure to succeed, mistakes are frowned upon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PPSWCF - Bullying President/CEO

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    Former Employee - Director of Executive and Board Affairs  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Executive and Board Affairs in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is great.

    Cons

    Their motto of "Care. No Matter What." unfortunately does not apply to employees. The President/CEO is a bully who leads by fear and intimidation. Turnover in some positions is as high as 200%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming your employees for your bad boss behavior. Have you seen the movie "The Devil Wears Prada"? You would think a "caring" organization would respect their hard working employees. Take a look in the mirror...ALL your employees can't be at fault! Don't establish MLK as a paid "Holiday" in the employee manual, and then expect all your employees to either show up for or dial in to a conference call on their "Holiday". Work/life balance is woefully "out of balance".

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

    great people with strong mission and modern work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    people values mission
    resources available to effectively do your job
    entrepreneurial work environment
    good performance evaluation system

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement
    hierarchy
    cliquey

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't walk away but run.....and fast!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Provides great service for community. Doctors are amazing.

    Cons

    50% turnover rate. Constant firings. Does not invest in its people as they are quick to let go good employees. It has created an environment of fear and sabotage. Yet the administration looks the other way - shameful. Don't walk but run away from this place. Very scary what goes on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some managerial training to senior leadership that hire and fire health center staff and start acting in ways that support your values and mission statement. There is a climate of fear that if removed could be a great long term place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Worst professional experience of my career

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CLS

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    Current Employee - Cls  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cls in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ok schedule- flexibility- easy to request time off

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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