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"A good place to work."

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

Pros

Child- and outcome-focused. Really getting the work done! Good strong history and legacy. Smart and talented leaders (some). Good benefits if in the field (not so great for US-based staff). Good reputation. Diverse funding base (and not overly reliant on USG funding).

Cons

Long hours, can be difficult to balance work/life. Travel can be extensive. Consensus-building management atmosphere (and consensus-building is really just about getting to lowest common demoninator).

Advice to Management

It's important to get this merger with the Alliance right! It can result in a huge ROI, but it must be managed well.

Other Employee Reviews for Save the Children

  1. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good cause, but behind the times"

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    • Senior Management
    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

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