World Vision Canada

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World Vision Canada Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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    Education Development Facilitator facilitating training and seminar helping with the children.

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    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Iloilo (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Iloilo (Philippines)

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a christian Organization helping with the poor.

    Cons

    facilitate administrative functions and financial liquidities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhance capacity of the employee for better achieving company goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reality bites

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Vision Canada

    Pros

    Beautiful building, friendly people, nice atmosphere, passing benefits.

    Cons

    Being a Christian organization, I have fully seen how religion excuses bad behavior and poor quality work, lack of accountability and worst of all, bad management. You have to want to help the poor and fully be passionate about the cause, as the salary is low, and not a work place if you like to be intellectually stimulated and challenged. The politics are ridiculous, everyone cares about putting on a front, and how I have seen how money is spent at a charitable organisation is aghast. There is what management says, what the staff says and the truth lies somewhere in between. You need to motivate yourself to stay for the long term, or if complacency works for you...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop accountability, be transparent, foster a trusting and open communicative environment...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive and enriching experience

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    Former Employee - Consultant and Artist Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant and Artist Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at World Vision Canada as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Values, ethos, doing good work in the world, helping the poor, training, caring.....this was excellent.

    Cons

    I was paid much less than my male counter-parts whom I trained myself! As a consultant and artists I was almost never paid on time, and had to create a fuss just to get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show as much consideration and integrity towards your staff, especially your consultants and artists; that you use to care for the people you are trying to help in the world. Have integrity with your staff, consultants, and artists. PAY people for work well done, ON TIME and with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment is great to work in and you get a fulfillment knowing you are working to bring hope and change to the lives of many around the world who need it the most.

    Cons

    No regrets. Wish the pay was more but seeing that it is an NGO, it is understandable.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership causing lots of politics, fear and whispering, cliques, confusion.

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    Former Employee - For International Programs in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - For International Programs in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at World Vision Canada

    Pros

    Excellent lunch room and Wed morning gatherings; Some very fine people there in non senior positions (and some not so fine).

    Cons

    Lack of openness, climate of fear, very tradional top-down mgmt similiar to what you'd expect in the military. Senior mgmt not capable of defining roles well or managing people/staff well. Excess focus on marketing and saving face, protecting the image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to sweep out most of the management and replace with capable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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