Samaritan's Purse Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Samaritan's Purse is a wonderful company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -a strong Christian community -friendly and professional associates -organized structure of authority

    Cons

    -clear communication between certain departments


  2. Interesting Ministry

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great focus on helping others. Multiple opportunities to see how folks are helped inside and outside of the US. Organizational passion is amazing and fosters a staff buy in.

    Cons

    Cult of personality towards CEO, as might be expected. C-Level inputs from uninformed or from those with no experience in the specific area hamper growth.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are great, talented, and getting the job done; therefore, listen to their input. Cast the vision for the next year, 3 years ,etc..


  3. Amazing Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Director, Midwest Regions for Operation Christmas Child in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Director, Midwest Regions for Operation Christmas Child in Boone, NC

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Faith-based and gospel-centered Compassionate service to others. Called and committed staff. Financial integrity and accountability.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

    Advice to Management

    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


  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.)


  7. 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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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.,


  11. Helpful GOD Willing Lots of Faithful Followers.

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    Former Employee - Cash Management in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cash Management in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Help others Spread the words of the LORD Lots of SMILES from others!

    Cons

    The work was not always deliver on TIME!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing!



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