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"Highly political environment with poor business processes"

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Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Compassion International full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Focused on their vision. Field staff in other countries really reaching out to kids like they say.

Cons

Management does not know how to lead the size of organization they have grown into. May of the senior leadership are ill equipped to run a multinational organization. The politics are terrible and you are either in or out of the crowd. They is a very poor example of Christian leadership.

Advice to Management

You are failing to abide by your own policies and treat employees who innovate with disdain. Mediocrity and the good ol' boy network is alive an well here. If management continues to treat staff and vendors they way they do, the lawsuits and reputation issues are not far behind.

Other Employee Reviews for Compassion International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people and growth throughout company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Cause in eradicating poverty
    Global friendships and collegues
    Growing company
    Great benefits
    Shared knowledge
    Work flexibility
    Inspiring
    Innovative
    Integrous in how money is used in company

    Cons

    Decisions take too long to make
    Some decisions and direction are not strategic but reactionary
    Difficult for people to be hired
    Hesitant to make employees accountable

    Advice to Management

    Being a Christian organization, I see that mananagement doesn't make others accountable (ie. they are too nice). People who should move on from the organization are allowed to stay giving other bright and talented people who want to work at Compassion only temp jobs or no chances. Also, many employees in professional positions are worked too much. They become stressed and burn out, but don't want to leave because they want to serve the cause.


  2. "Overall, a great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a friendly place to work with a very worthy mission.

    Cons

    People who are good at their jobs are often promoted to management positions, but have no management skills. Just being good at a job doesn't make someone a good manager.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more management training of young managers. It is important to encourage direct reports and give positive as well as negative feedback.

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