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Feed The Children Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. "great partership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Feed The Children (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work, nice facility good benifits

    Cons

    there was nothing bad about it


  2. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, passionate coworkers, new program initiatives

    Cons

    High leadership turnover has caused lack of strategic direction, some executive leaders have been there a long time and are reluctant to positive change

    Advice to Management

    Set strategic direction and stick to it, don't keep the organization top-heavy, be open to new styles of management

  3. "Managed by CEO, need a true leader."

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    Current Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flextime, Easter, Thanksgiving Friday and Christmas Eve off in addition to the usual holidays. At the end of each day you know you've help your fellow man, even though inefficienties due to fear.

    Cons

    Micro managed from the top down. Culture of fear and no one, even C level's are empowered by CEO Travis Arnold to make even a simple decision. Very old school and therefore losing a lot of great talent. Chairman of the Board needs to step down, a man with a good heart but no creditials and hasn't raised any funds. Rebuild a Board of fundraisers.. How does a CEO have time to check all mid and upper level staff calendars?

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership not management. Let managers manage. Create a culture of trust verses fear. Without trust you will go no where.


  4. "Guality Team of Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has a great team of mid-level employees and below. Truly makes it worthwhile to work here. Strong mission-minded team.

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch with day to day operations at times. Start many tasks and projects without proper strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire competent staff. Then empower them to do their job within the skillset they are equipped to do so.


  5. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and nice employees

    Cons

    Minimum positions to grow professionally within the company


  6. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping feed needy children who don't have much, if anything. The pay isn't great, but it's not horrible either. It's a good place.

    Cons

    Calling Customer Service Reps "CEO's" (Customer Experience Owners). SO stupid! I don't really know much else to say on the negative side.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give at this time. My manager and supervisor were both pretty awesome. Who they were changed a few times, but whoever stepped into the role did a good job generally speaking.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Experience Owner"

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    Former Employee - Customer Experience Owner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Owner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful paid time off benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and unprofessional work environment

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Rebranding Has Only Transformed the Outside, Not the Actual Workplace Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Feed The Children full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission is admirable. Who can argue with feeding children? It can be very fulfilling to see a direct tie between the work you do and saving a life.

    Cons

    Deception, manipulation, and paranoia is the currency inside. Incredible effort expended to gain or retain control, seemingly without regard for the good of the whole -- whether you're thinking of the employees and staff or you're thinking of the children served. Despite Kevin Hagan's best efforts for 3 years, and a slew of new hires at all levels, that culture resisted becoming more team-oriented and transparent, so much so that when Hagan announced he would leave in May 2015, they stripped him of his signing power and have named an interim CEO already (date of this review is March 2015).

    In sum: this is a very sick organization. Don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point giving management advice. They're kings of their little domain. The board of directors needs to demand answers and clean house.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment, questionable decisions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Feed The Children full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, the mission is great.

    Cons

    Upper management makes some very knee-jerk, poorly thought out decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a breath before acting, and get advice from all levels of the company.


  10. "Best work experience of my life. I never realized we could help so many children in the US and around the world."

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    Current Employee - Fundraising
    Current Employee - Fundraising
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kevin Hagan, the CEO of 2.5 years has assembled a great leadership team. There is tremendous cooperation between C-level leaders.

    Cons

    It's hard seeing so much poverty in the US and not being able to address it all. It makes me want to work harder to raise more money so we can reach more children.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people. Outsource more services so we can concentrate on raising money and helping children.


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