World Vision International
3.8 of 5 34 reviews
www.wvi.org Monrovia, CA 150 to 499 Employees

World Vision International Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 34 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

World Vision International President and CEO Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great for an Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey trusted me and allowed me to do a lot of work to gain valuable experience for my resume

    ConsThey had a deficit and had very little openings for interns to transfer over into jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    World Vision is a wonderful Christian Humanitarian Aid NGO

    IT (Current Employee)
    Monrovia, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) that's second to none in any industry. Excellent retirement plan (non-profit). Excellent pension plan (who has pension plans anymore...???)! Wonderful Christ-filled work environment with daily devotions and an hour long chapel service every week - all management strongly urges employees to make time for God's inspiration every day. Excellent Work-Life balance because Christ is the center of all we attempt and aspire to do through His strength.

    ConsPay isn't the greatest (it's a non-profit mission-based organization, so that's to be expected). If you're here for the money (alone)...you won't be satisfied. The organizational structure is such that any promotions take a very long time to achieve (if at all) but the work that you do in your slotted area counts for something more then simply making money for the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management should strive to always urge senior management to promote from within and consider the additional skills of staff (outside their core competencies or job descriptions). Employees shine when managers notice and reward untapped gifts and talents waiting to encouraged, fostered and improved.

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

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    WVI has a mission, the resources and talent - should be challenging themselves further

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBuidling God's kingdom, working with great people, serving beneficiaries all over the world, tackling seemingly insurmountable challenges... it does not get better.

    ConsI felt World Vision could be doing so much more as a voice for the children (a mantle taken by Save the Children).

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to decide if they are a "Christian" organization (e.g., bible-based, beleives in the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, responsibility to witness), or an NGO with a Christian ethos (I think under current leadership they are rapidly moving towards the latter).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great coworkers, working for a great cause

    Global Treasury Intern (Former Employee)
    Monrovia, CA

    Pros- Coworkers were all positive, intelligent and capable people
    - Very effective at what they do
    - Great work environment

    ConsCan't think of any off the top of my head

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Calling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are the best, and when you go home at night, you can feel like you've helped folks, even if only indirectly. The organisation has a commitment to excellence, and is not satisfied resting on its laurels, but continually seeks to improve.

    ConsTries to be/do too many things. The commitment to excellence and to trying new things can also result in a lack of attention on developing what is already in place in favor of what's new. Too much reliance on everyone having a say in every decision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive up the drive to make WV more "corporate". It didn't get to where it is because it lacked "corporate-ness". People who want to work for WV see it as a calling, and are driven. Deal with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Managing group works with proper plan and follow-up monitoring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking at the world's biggest developmental international NGO gives me opportunities to learn latest/modern approaches to implement project effectively and efficiently. Moreover, I was constantly provided with the information of the community development at the international level.

    ConsAlong with perpetually updated information, many things should be changed in short time at least a half year. It gives challenge to facilitate team workers to adapt new methods and take monitor constantly to meet the requirement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTaking evaluation is always good to know frontline workers' condition and get invaluable information about target community and the most suitable developmental tendency.

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    Excellent organization to support; mediocre organization to work for.

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent vision and work carried out in the field

    ConsDifficult working condition due to the nature of the work, organization is moving toward being more "corporate like" in the past 3-4 years, management doesn't walk the talk, too bureaucratic that adversely impacts the efficiency/effectiveness, became "too big".

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk, especially starting from the Core Values, in valuing the employee you have. Employee is the greatest asset World Vision has.. without their commitment and dedication, the work of World Vision cannot carry on. Keep ignoring them, and the good employees with the heart in the right place will leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work but lots of instability, limited potential for promotions and ineffective management.

    Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
    Monrovia, CA

    ProsServe God in a Christian Non-Profit, wonderful staff, grass-roots org structure, lots of changes lately.

    ConsDecentralized management (federated org structure), if you are mission oriented (at the expense of your own personal career and monetary compensation) then this is the right job for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue and listen to your staff. Gather feedback and 'act' on the information you collect. If great employees are being held back or down by poor low-level management, fix the root cause of the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great field staff, strong corporatization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work place and hours
    Generally highly qualified staff
    Competitive salaries for the sector
    Field driven and predominantly staffed in the field by nationals

    ConsSome senior leadership don't walk the walk
    Rampant misuse of finances and excessive travel
    Lack of will to implement innovative practices
    Lack of clear internal career path

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Monrovia, CA

    ProsOpportunity to live out the Christian faith at work
    Great people
    Challenging environment
    Service to those in need

    ConsSenior Leadership team is lacking leadership
    Lack of global strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementReconsider leaders in place and their commitment to serving the staff, donors, and communities.
    Develop trust within the organization.

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