Save the Children - Awful place to work | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission shame about the leadership and favoritism

    Cons

    Favorites and old guard can do no wrong but people who question strategy or direction ignored or quashed. Very passive aggressive, spend endless months on new initiatives that inevitably fail. No praise or advancement for those outside the favorites list.

    Advice to Management

    Clean sweep of the old guard and have the board bring in new management team reporting directly to the chairman. No new initiatives. New accounting system that integrates all functionality procured off the shelf to replace abysmal in house builds

    Save the Children2018-04-06
  1. "Fantastic organization, and great place to work. You make an impact."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children full-time

    Pros

    This organization is truly dedicated to making life better for all kids, no matter where they are. They do what is right. The leadership is great, most people are collaborative and like working with each other.

    Cons

    As with any non profit, there's pressure to raise money so you can do more to advance the mission. That can be stressful at times. Also, you're dealing with tough conditions for these kids, so it can be overwhelming to know how much is wrong with how we treat children around the world. But the pros fully outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking risks to do the right thing and keep listening to your employees who have their ear to the ground. Communicate, communicate, communicate!

    Save the Children2020-01-23
  2. "Substantive, compelling internship working with a knowledgeable and supportive team."

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    Former Intern - Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children for less than a year

    Pros

    Working alongside experts in their field Mission-driven work High quality programming Professional development Positive, supportive environment committed to professional development of young staff

    Cons

    No pay for interns, but great professional experience

    Advice to Management

    Pay or provide stipend to interns

    Save the Children2020-01-02

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