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  1. Helpful (25)

    "Dancing bears"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pathfinder International full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There used to be a lot of pros about Pathfinder. That is history.

    Cons

    Let's start with dancing bears. The CEO asked country directors to "perform" song or dance for the board of directors - mind you, the country directors (host country nationals) are experienced public health professionals, doctors, midwives, PHDs etc. Sing and dance, really?? This is offensive, and in itself is reason for the CEO to step down. Inexcusable for the "leader" of an international development organization....

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    Advice to Management

    Remember that what works in the corporate boardroom doesn't work in international development. You wouldn't hire a plumber to fix your house's electrical system, so why hire leadership that has only (profitably) lived for the bottom line to "lead" an organization that is driven by a humanitarian mission. Time for a reset, and the sooner the better.

    Pathfinder International2017-10-05

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Mission!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pathfinder International

    Pros

    Staff are committed to the mission of advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Environment is friendly and staff are supportive of each other

    Cons

    Professional growth opportunities are limited but still possible.

    Pathfinder International2016-11-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "New Organization A Lot of Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pathfinder International full-time

    Pros

    new in DC, potential for a lot of growth

    Cons

    policies, standards, and procedures are not necessarily solidified so it makes for a strange working environment. Lacking in culture, but is new to DC

    Advice to Management

    build your culture. bring youth.

    Pathfinder International2018-12-04

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