Save the Children
3.5 of 5 50 reviews
www.savethechildren.org Westport, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Save the Children Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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3.5 50 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Save the Children President & CEO Carolyn S. Miles

Carolyn S. Miles

(15 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work / life balance is improving with the arrival of new CEO"
    in 3 reviews
  • "nice working environment, laid-back, well-respected organization"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management--lots of changes"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Leadership is completely lacking, and individuals at a Director or VP level shun decision making"
    in 3 reviews
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    A good cause, but behind the times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Westport, CT

    ProsIt's good to work for a company that is doing good in the world.

    ConsThey are not up to current technology standards. Save is full of people who still believe in Direct Mail and are afraid of the Web

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove the company forward to atttract newer, younger donors

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    Saving Mothers and CHildren in Humanitarian Crises

    Program Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Wajir (Kenya)

    ProsOpen-door policy,friendly staff,performance oriented environment

    ConsShort-term contracts that lead to turn over

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good Leadership spirit

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

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    Finance manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Copenhagen (Denmark)

    ProsDedicated colegues, Friendly and joyfull atmosphere, great cause,

    ConsSlow in devellopning supporting functions

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

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    Financial Management and Systems

    Finance and Administration (Former Employee)
    Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe)

    ProsSave the Children has got good accounting and financial reporting systems for both internal and donors.

    ConsSub- offices to have some input in the day to day accounting e.g entering of data in the sun system daily.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExplore many options for financial mobilization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experiences and valuable learning opportunity

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Hanoi (Vietnam)

    ProsExcellent training, varied responsibilities and highly dynamic working environment

    ConsDifficult in terms of career progression and some roles require specialist knowledge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Focus on fundraising, not focused on people, including people with families.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExternally has a good brand and partners view Save the Children positively. There has been high turnover at the Washington/Westport level for the last 5+ years. Only some senior level people remain.

    ConsQuestionable practices swept under the rug/avoided despite so-called internal audit efforts; also one highly corrupt staff from the field was promoted to home office position, despite warnings from colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accountability, accountability, accountability, in conjunction the implementation of good programs for children, not just fundraising to help maintain bloated salaries at senior level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    incredible

    Senior Data Management Officer (Current Employee)
    Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    Prosits best place to work ... multi cultural . the best thing of SCI is that it values its employee treat like a family

    Consjobs are short tenure depend on project :(

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to retain the best employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A learning experience for sure.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Meherpur, Rangpur Division (Bangladesh)

    ProsDiverse workforce and I got to learn a lot while working in Save the Children. This experience definitely kept me on my toes at all times.

    ConsThe working hours and lack of getting the instruction got to me after a while. But I was working on a project with an external so it doesn't apply to the corporation itself.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary and benefit; strong culture; supportive colleagues

    ConsNone that I have seen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great opportunities, friendly and flexible working environment

    Director (Current Employee)
    Kabul (Afghanistan)

    ProsDedicated staff at the professional level

    Consbut also the staff good at talking and less

    Advice to Senior Managementcarry on

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

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