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Pros
  • True dedication to helping children worldwide (in 5 reviews)

  • The executives really care about doing good for kids (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The employees are underpaid while the President and CEO and executive team salaries are off the charts (in 4 reviews)

  • A few are simply toxic and shouldn't be in leadership positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Barometer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ChildFund International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am delighted to be Part of the ChildFund team

    Cons

    No major downside always fruitful individually and collectively

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you doing I am with you as usual


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unstable environment"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ChildFund International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good cause, and if you have the chance to see the work in person, you'll understand how much good is happening for children in poor communities worldwide. I liked many of my colleagues both in the U.S. and abroad.

    Cons

    Instability. The division where I worked had two VPs for a year or less. Each time someone new took charge, people were reorganized out of jobs. Many had years of experience and leadership. I understand how each new VP or director wants to make his or her mark, but a lot of talent and institutional knowledge has been lost through layoffs or people departing for more secure employment.

    Advice to Management

    As you prepare to search for another VP, please keep in mind that the organization is only as good as its staff members. Experience and perspective are very important, alongside innovation and open minds. Consider carefully before laying people off. At the moment, I can't recommend that people apply here unless their household has a second income.

  3. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ChildFund International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many. At one time their mission may have been admirable but that is tarnished. I did meet some very nice associates but in general felt very sorry for them.

    Cons

    Agency has experienced years of declining revenue. Employees are not treated at the level expected from most businesses today. Significant amount of unhappiness at any level. As a contract worker I asked to leave my assignment prior to completion rather than work in that environment.

    Advice to Management

    Do a deep dive and completely reposition yourself.


  4. "Great Company - Great Mission"

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    Former Employee - Controller in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Controller in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ChildFund International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional team with common goals and shared purpose

    Cons

    None I can think of


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Contract to hire"

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    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    40 hours a week. Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    Everything. RUN! The training is a joke. The managers are not available for any feedback towards training or the work environment. If you state any concerns you get a target on your back. Managers are very click. Temp to hire normal conversion at a normal job is 3 months. The conversion rate here no matter your staffing agency is minimum 8 months.... If you kiss butt with the managers, also no room for growth. Runnnnnnn

    Advice to Management

    Be open to advice/feedback from staff


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping children and families in need.

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. Majority of employees are looking for work elsewhere and someone leaves every day. Staff have no respect for CEO or Executive Team.

    Advice to Management

    For heaven's sake - replace the executive team. There is plenty of concrete evidence to warrant these changes. Revenue goals are never met, computer system revamp project is past due and over budget and employees are suffering from low morale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to do good with your life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ChildFund International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's rare to have a job where you can really feel you are making a difference with your life but ChildFund gives you that incredible opportunity. I love what I do! I love the people I work with! The executives really care about doing good for kids. I love the fact that I get free parking right in front of the office!!

    Cons

    A know a lot of people who work for private companies and are so unmotivated about their work. They don't really care about their work as long as they get a paycheck. The non-profit world is so much more personally rewarding. But everyone works under a lot of constraints in terms of doing a lot with limited resources. But I really admire that and try to take it as a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get down about the naysayers I have read about on this site. They are obviously in this fro themselves and really don't care about the great organization you are building to do even greater things for kids.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent workplace"

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    Former Employee - Program Management Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Program Management Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ChildFund International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People really care about what they're doing

    Cons

    Not enough people to do the needed work


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Wonderful place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ChildFund International full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful mission; great people to work with. They really care about what they are doing. ChildFund is always striving to improve its work so that it will have an even greater impact on the children it is trying to help. Takes financial accountability very seriously. Great senior leadership team.

    Cons

    Lean staffing structure. Staff are asked to do a lot. Some step up to the plate, others don't and they spoil it for others. A few bad hires were made but they left the organization last year which was a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and fighting the good fight.!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Organization with great operation values and outstanding committed people"

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    Current Employee - Global Auditor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Global Auditor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ChildFund International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great cause, experienced people, outstanding values, family aware management.

    Cons

    Lack of proper knowledge management, tone of the top and investment management.

    Advice to Management

    Review the career management options, and succession planning.


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