Pathfinder International - Great mission, poor leadership | Glassdoor
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Helpful (6)

"Great mission, poor leadership"

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

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

Pros

Well formulated and vital mission
Some great people
Great potential
Real commitment to social justice and most vulnerable populations

Cons

No vision for the future
Under-investment in operations and employees - very little training, career progression or opportunity
Gap between management claims of transparency and day to day experience
Poor teamwork modeled by executive team
Management does not trust employees => constant micromanagement

Advice to Management

Trust, grow and reward your employees

Pathfinder International Response

Jan 20, 2015 – Recruiter

We agree! We will be rolling out leadership development and management training beginning early in 2015, and are in the middle of a brand update process which will help align our organizational... More

Other Employee Reviews for Pathfinder International

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very disappointing - mission statement does not apply to lower level employees in US"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great location, free parking

    Cons

    very poor senior management, very little opportunity for growth and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in non-management staff and less in wall decorations
    Ensure company mission statement applies to all Pathfinder employees and not just to poor women in developing countries

    Pathfinder International Response

    Jan 20, 2015 – Recruiter

    Many of your points are ones we are beginning to address. To make these kinds of changes , we need continuous input from staff, and would welcome your ideas and suggestions! We hope you will... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "P.I. is made up of a caring and highly qualified community of people working towards a shared goal."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Watertown, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ~Well educated, enthusiastic, experienced, highly qualified staff
    ~Very comfortable and friendly work environment
    ~Good salaries
    ~Active Board of Directors

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I think you are on the right track.

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