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"Ten reasons why NGOs need to be Reformed"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Save the Children has wonder advocacy programs in the United States and Aboard. The mid-level staff are wondeful professionals to learn from and obtain a good perspective of Save the Children's mission.

Cons

Similar to most NGO's that have been around 75 years + they lack Senior Managment that have the appropirate leadership skills. Upper management and Human Resources prefereance is to avoid conflict, so it is hands off management style that feeds the rudenss among most employees towards each other. I find that the support groups do not really know how to support, they enable the employess primarly upper management that through temper tantrums. Porr management or lack there of is leading to the increasing turn over of the organization.

Advice to Management

Start managing and stop hiding in your offices. Stop the polictical bickering and learn how to work together. Most importantily be accountable, less reactive and more proactive. The Humanitarin busienss is not a popularity Arena. Leave your egos at the door and make Save the Children a move effective NGO.

Other Employee Reviews for Save the Children

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good cause, but behind the times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's good to work for a company that is doing good in the world.

    Cons

    They are not up to current technology standards. Save is full of people who still believe in Direct Mail and are afraid of the Web

    Advice to Management

    Move the company forward to atttract newer, younger donors


  2. "Great work being done by this agency overall."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time

    Pros

    Committed people work here that have a deep passion for the work.

    Cons

    Has become bureaucratic as it has gotten larger and not all leaders held to agency stated values at the same level as other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity issues need to be a priority.

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