Samaritan's Purse Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Fantastic Experience

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    Former Contractor - Church Relations Associate
    Former Contractor - Church Relations Associate

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is committed to the mission of spreading the love of Christ and deepening the faith of its employees.

    Cons

    No real cons, though it is difficult to find permanent work because of the limited number of positions.

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  2. incredible organization with awesome opportunities to share the gospel throughout the world being God's hands and feet.

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    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse

    Pros

    The ability to work with other committed Christians to share the Gospel around the world reaching out to those who have never heard of Jesus.

    Cons

    Challenging living conditions at times. You must be prepared to live/work in very austere living environments from time to time or in some locations

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    HR is an area where improvement can be made...I think many former employees would have stayed or returned to work for the organization if more focus would be placed on filling open positions with former staff

    Recommends
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  3. I love being a part of an effort to help those in the toughest parts of the world, in Jesus name. Hard to top that!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    This is a great organization that never waivers in its mission and purpose. We aren't perfect, but we are a part of a ministry that is being used by God to reach people for Jesus. People work hard and expect excellence. The employees are some of the best in the field.

    Cons

    The organization is growing and sometimes change is hard.

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  5. Great relief organization to gain some experience

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting programs started in relief contexts from external funding happened very quickly. Resources are available to do what you need to do if you're in a hot relief setting. Salary was pretty good and opportunities for internal transfers/promotions are okay if you're willing to relocate anywhere and live in any kind of living conditions

    Cons

    Not a lot of support for long-term staff development or long-term development in programs, as the focus is definitely on relief programs. Small enough that internal promotions and transfers can be difficult if you have restrictions (area of specialty, geographic preference, etc.)

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. Summer Internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to grow and develop, wonderful community, opportunity to travel, mentorship

    Cons

    slower moving company, some departments are better to be a part of than others

    Recommends
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  7. 1 person found this helpful

    There's good and bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a fun and exciting environment where you can see where your works goes. It is amazing to see the impact of your work as it is seen on the faces of children and adults through the disaster relief efforts and OCC.

    Cons

    Too many big personalities and no one reins them in. Every executive feels that their area is the most important and no one seems willing to budge. In some areas managers aren't allowed to manage or make management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your managers and give them training if necessary. Rein in the diva's and help the ministry prioritize appropriately.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good first job out of college

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good spiritual focus and devotions; staff supportive and unified when it comes to encouraging one another's personal growth; work has impact on an important mission

    Cons

    Leadership of regional office sporadic and confusing; gossip between coworkers created disunity; referred to as intern when I was a college graduate/associate; pay not enough to make ends meet

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    Work to build more community and less barriers between home office and regional offices. Too much gossip and rumors.

    Recommends
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  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Good job, good people, every workplace has a few cons (Field Position Review)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility. Constant change. Lots of opportunity to explore new places and introduce ideas. The work they do is good and needed.

    Cons

    Heavy handed senior management. Poor IHQ to field communication. Field has little input into programming. Stingy with salaries and benefits. Poorly organized. Limited room for opinions that are not Southern and Christian.

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  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Very rewarding experience professional atmosphere and a lot of fun

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    Former Contractor - Data Processing Clerk in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Data Processing Clerk in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and awesome coworkers as well as management. Very encouraging, they teach you to be proficient in your work ethics. Very detailed so you want to do the best job possible. It was a seasonal position but they had 3 separate jobs projects, so you have be accurate on the jobs to get called back for the projects. It's based on dependability, accuracy , time management and punctual.

    Cons

    Time management is a must. You have a certain amount of time to finish keying in personal information into the data base. Searching and finding the right individual and that the donation given is correct. At times you so busy making sure you found the right individual, you could miss the donation amount which could cause glitches in the system. You have to be very cautious when in progress in searching for details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel it's important to be fair to employees. I know that sounds broad range, but family should be important. Always to readily to listen and have a heart for your employees. Take care of them and they will take care of you.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Media Relations Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Media Relations Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office culture very encouraging; didn't feel like a job, but more of a ministry.

    Cons

    Too many seasonal jobs, impression tough to achieve full-time status in not in HQ city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to add more permanent positions in regional offices ie: Media Relations positions to assist local teams with their media needs, especially those teams without a media team or person in place.,

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