World Relief Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Experience

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    Former Employee - Early Education  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Early Education in Chicago, IL

    I worked at World Relief as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Small community of workers who are all loving, passionate and willing to support you. They were always going out of their way for the refugee families they worked for and the interns who were exploring the career field.

    Cons

    -Because it is so small it becomes a bit insular.

    Recommends
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    Refugee Resettlement Intern

    Current Employee - Refugee Resettlement Intern  in  Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Refugee Resettlement Intern in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at World Relief as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You really get to make a difference in people's lives. I got to see many families through the entire initial resettlement process- from finding an apartment for them, setting up their apartment, picking them up from the airport, taking them to the grocery store for the first time etc.

    Everyone at World Relief cares deeply about refugee issues and it really shows through how they interact with them and serve them.

    Cons

    Working with refugees can be hard! And people don't work here for the money.

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    Great place to start your career.

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    Current Employee - Immigrant Legal Services  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Immigrant Legal Services in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at World Relief as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work at. Nice staff, friendly environment. Great place to make your first steps in career. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    There is a room for personal growth but very limited dues to areas of law World Relief practicing.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Sad - great mission, bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Relief full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is great! Great co workers - majority. Slightly family friendly, some schedule flexibility - depends on supervisor.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership - changes are constant and make no sense. Little transparency. High turn-over of staff. Nobody really knows who does what and managers can't/don't clarify or provide direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow a tried and true business model that makes sense and works! Stop making changes to structure and staff just because you're trying to be the hip organization. I know many people who are no longer with World Relief either by choice or not, who do excellent work and miss it terribly.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A wonderful company that strives to save the lives of everyone, no ability to plan for the future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Relief

    Pros

    People are extremely dedicated to their work.

    Cons

    there is so much commotion at any given time that planning contracts with future employers in advance is impossible. This perpetuates the chaos in the office and makes it very stressful.

    Recommends
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    One of the Most On-target and Christ-centered Non-profits in International Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at World Relief as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Passionate employees with extensive and diverse experience in the field, personal and spiritual development opportunities, amazing CEO & VP's, Christ-centered mission and programs

    Cons

    Transitions in leadership in specific departments made implementing positive changes to those department challenging. The office is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, which is less than ideal having to deal with extra traffic, parking fees, or public transportation.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Performed series of interviews for the cross-cultural families in MN

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    Former Employee - Interview Coordinator  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Interview Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at World Relief as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of trust in the employee. Very pleasant and motivating environment. No micromanagement and over your shoulder looks.

    Cons

    Not enough communication between upper management and employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more REAL projects affecting real people today and tomorrow.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Best people on earth to work with, pay is the exact opposite

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at World Relief full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The management is servant hearted, everyone is there to change the world, people love and care for their clients better than at any other similar organizations (which says a lot in a field with love and care at its core). Decent infrastructure, lot of room to build original initiatives and improve processes.

    Cons

    Pay rate is lower than anywhere in the industry by a hefty margin! No real development tracks or promotional efforts. That said, people work here because they WANT to and are willing to sacrifice a living wage to do it.

    Recommends
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    Saving One Life at a time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at World Relief

    Pros

    It was nice at the end of the workday to feel that you made a difference in the life of a child, family or refugee in need through Jesus Christ.

    Cons

    No input from employees ever induced management to rework strategies for the company. Executive took away a lot of benefits and changed work culture to a more corporate environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Stuck in it ways

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    Current Employee - Networking Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Networking Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at World Relief

    Pros

    Atmosphere was good if you fit in the culture of the place.

    Cons

    For younger more aware people will seem old fashion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with the times

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