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Food For The Poor Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Honorable work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at Food For The Poor can be rewarding and frustrating. On the one hand, your job, in any capacity, is helping the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Central America. That is an awesome feeling.

    Cons

    Upper management is happy to remind you that you are lucky to even have a job at all. There are some religious extremists who work there and they can be quite judgmental.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the many dedicated employees you have.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They are a non-profit that behaves like a profit company"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome health insurance and retirement plan with matching contribution up to 3% a year.

    Cons

    Too much drama when it comes to discussing budget or campaign creative. The more a child is suffering on a photograph, the more they want to use it. Departments fight over donations because they have a year goal to meet. Too many close minded people focusing only in the religious part of the work...

    Advice to Management

    When you hire people, let them be themselves! Do not try to change them! if people are outgoing, what´s the deal with it?

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not what it claims to be."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Food For The Poor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have pretty good health benefits.

    Cons

    There is workplace bullying that the HR department does nothing about. This creates an atmosphere of fear towards your co-workers. Favoritism is widespread. Family members are given management positions even if not qualified. Very low pay and no advancement (except for family members). The only thing that matters in this organization is how much money they bring in. There is no real concern for their employees. The wages that upper management makes is sinful when there are employees on food stamps.

    Advice to Management

    Be grateful for the good employees you have and pay them accordingly. Stop all workplace bullying and punish those employees who continue this practice. Stop all favoritism.


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Wasted relief with archaic fundraising practices"

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    Former Employee - Field Worker in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Field Worker in Coconut Creek, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SOME of the people mean well

    Cons

    The egregious tactics of their marketing campaigns, both in how they treat their subjects and how they treat their publishing, leave a sick feeling in my stomach. They hope that photos of crying babies will pry you from your wallet but they go over the line in producing those tears. The campaigns are nothing more than a fashion magazine shoot with poor people as the stand-ins for the models. They treat their subjects with no respect for their condition, only for their dollar producing value.

    They spend an exorbitant amount of fundraising dollars on keeping themselves flush. The CEO Robin Mahfood makes $350,000 a year, pure donations that are meant to feed those in need go to this man's bank account. I witnessed first class flight purchases to international destinations, for whole teams of Food For The Poor travelers and many extravagant corporate meals at the finest restaurants. Five star hotels are the norm for those visiting the poor they "serve".

    Do yourself a favor and don't take this job! If you have a good heart and a clean conscience, you will be tested with your work here. If you truly care about helping people, there are far better organizations to take your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of those that think the practices need adjustment. I came in with fresh eyes and ideals and I was really bothered by the practices, but when I spoke up about my concerns, i was let go and told that the job "wasn't a good fit" for me. They couldn't have been more right.


  5. "Fulfilling work that makes a real difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Food For The Poor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and staff filled with people who want to serve others. Not a perfect place to work, but many positives.

    Cons

    Management is a bit 'old school'.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great cause - Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time

    Pros

    I was employed full-time at FFP. The degree of satisfaction and fulfillment one feels when helping others is priceless, especially sharing the word of the Lord with them and giving them comfort in knowing that God is always with them.

    Cons

    Very poor management skills...the nepotism in there is unbearable. Managers do not focus on their employees' value or growth...and that's why people come and leave.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Great Mission....Terrible Management"

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

    I have been working at Food For The Poor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission that makes a positive change in many people's lives

    Cons

    The Executive Management has unrealistic expectations of its employees and treats staff as if they are lucky to have a job. There is no financial compensation or growth potential for those who work hardest. It’s a family run "business" run by the President's excessive ego with little check from the “Board”. It is a far cry from what it claims to be spiritually. If you are a professional looking for a place to put your knowledge and passion to work...look elsewhere. You will leave each day feeling defeated and drained.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like they are expendable and lucky to have a job. Treat them with respect for their tireless commitment and hard work. And be sincere about it! The hypocrisy you display is shameful.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good vibe, bad for your career"

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

    I worked at Food For The Poor full-time

    Pros

    Helping others in need satisfies you in a way no other job can match. Great people, family environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for career growth, large amount of nepotism in all departments.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unique, professional and caring company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having worked in the corporate hospitality industry for 20+ years before joining Food For The Poor, without reservation I can say this is a wonderful organization to work for. The compensation is great for a non-profit, the benefits package is solid and the Senior Management team are very caring and treat all employees with the utmost respect.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time


  10. "the do incredible work and help a lot need it poor people internationally"

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

    Pros

    if you enjoy helping others and like to see results is a great place to see the work that is being done in the countries

    Cons

    mid and upper management. no opportunity for advancement


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