World Vision Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • They are making a difference in the lives of families in many countries by delivering results on their promises and commitments (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance is fairly good (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Below market salaries for similar jobs in the for-profit world, but better than average for a non-profit (in 6 reviews)

  • Very few opportunities to advance past the call center (in 3 reviews)

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  1. director

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

    I have been working at World Vision

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

    Pros

    Christian organization that cares about its partners, the poor, end its employees.

    Cons

    Many decisions are made at the top out connecting with staff that are on the front lines.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in the knowledge staff members that are on the front lines.


  2. Lovely

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at World Vision (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Work with positive people. Save lives. Opportunity available to advance. Insurance offered. Overtime during holiday season or other high call volume time.

    Cons

    For me it was mostly the commute. Sometimes it took a lot of hoops to get answers or changes to processes. And not a ton of room for creativity. Out dated computer database and programs.

    Advice to Management

    I loved working here some changes could be helpful to out dated and lengthy process and procedures


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    Fund Raiser

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at World Vision full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission and the organization has decades of experience they have built on and continue to learn the best ways to benefit the poor throughout the world.

    Cons

    It is a Christian organization, and at first I liked that it was a job where I could also practice spiritual growth. But as time has gone by, I do not appreciate it as much because I feel there should be more respect for the different ways people express their faith. It is a multi-denominational organization, but sometimes people of certain denominations (such as Catholics) may feel disrespected. Though WV started as an Evangelical organization, it is now multi-denominational, but it seems like many employees did not get that memo.

    Advice to Management

    It is not so much the organization itself that disrespects non-Evangelical Christians, it is the more outspoken conservative Evangelical employees that have that attitude, but it is up to leadership to maintain respect for everyone's views and that is a tough thing for leadership to do. It needs to be emphasized by leadership that different views need to be respected.


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    Tour rep

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    Former Employee - Tour Representative/Training Facilitator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Tour Representative/Training Facilitator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at World Vision (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission and travel. Was more impressed with work being done in the fields versus in the states.

    Cons

    As a contract worker it was difficult to get support - I was the "face" of World Vision to thousands yet couldn't even get a business card because I was only contract.


  6. Great - soul searching

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Vision

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

    Pros

    Great values, good pay, quality work, good value for the donations

    Cons

    rough work-life balance, very hard to break in


  7. Great work, people and mission

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at World Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, especially considering this is a non-profit. Hard to find more meaningful work than helping children in poverty around the world.

    Cons

    The company is trying to find the best way forward as its core product gets stale.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Great global mission; US leadership challenging

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at World Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best in class community development work in 97 countries; a mission you can be proud of working to support and advance. Very supportive of appropriate work/life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership in the US office has lost their mojo; little culture of innovation, little investment in staff development, declining revenues have created a "bunker mentality" causing many of the most talented staff to depart.

    Advice to Management

    Need to restore a grand vision to attract talented people, trust the staff to innovate, provide clear, compelling and focused strategic objectives for everyone to rally behind.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Field work is amazing!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Vision

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

    Pros

    Best field work and measurable impact

    Cons

    Lack of Clear direction in a changing marketplace. Sponsorship is an aging project not right for all donor profiles.


  10. New season

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Fife, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people I work with are real and love God.

    Cons

    No over time pay available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training often.


  11. Sincere and strategic followers of Christ

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The mission and vision of the organization are based on sound beliefs carried out by thousands of dedicated staff. It is a privilege to work with these people and see the amazing things they accomplish to improve the well-being of girls and boys.

    Cons

    At times there is a disconnect among support offices and people conducting work in the field. Priorities, objectives, and goals may be interpreted from different perspectives. However, the overarching goal to serve people as Christ has called us to do is evident in the hearts and hardworking of staff worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value staff and the experience they bring to the work. Success comes through God's blessings and committed people.



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