International Justice Mission Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2020

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International Justice Mission  CEO Gary Haugen (no image)
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63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Not only do you get to see justice take place firsthand, you also grow professionally and personally(in 8 reviews)

  • "Passionate staff, very organized and structured work environment, results-oriented work place(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "It appears there are some growing pains from restructuring, as with any organization that is growing in size(in 7 reviews)

  • "Their is significant lack of communication between HQ and field offices(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Information security analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at International Justice Mission part-time

    Pros

    Thank you . It’s a great company

    Cons

    I don’t have anything bad to say about this company

  2. "Amazing organization going through growing pains and identity shift"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time

    Pros

    Mission driven. Excellent staff and community. They care about staff wellbeing and spiritual health.

    Cons

    IJM is not able to deliver on all its promises to staff about opportunities for development and leadership is not always the best with communication. They recently let go of a lot of good staff in favor of a "perfect" structure which is actually worse than it was prior to the restructure.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic at changing the world (and promoting it), not so great at employee recognition."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - More Than V Years 

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time

    Pros

    -Their work in the field is amazing and transformational for those suffering from systematic and oppressive injustices; -Pay and benefits are good for a non-profit; -Daily prayer, quarterly prayer retreats, and they are trying to get better at staff care.

    Cons

    - Top-heavy and doesn’t listen well to the field offices, makes decisions based on ideologies at headquarters (in DC) that negatively affect the work and resource allocation to the field; - Doesn’t value the contributions of mid-level employees; - Significant issues with people taking credit for your work and using it to boost their own value within the org.; - Feels very petty and as though there is a lot of behind your back talking and a lot of favoritism; - They don’t like to hear the truth about the reality of what’s going on, and it creates a negative environment where people are afraid to speak up—honesty is not rewarded or valued; - Agree with the review that noted rampant favoritism, “good ole boys club” mentality, and those that “play the (IJM) game” are the only ones that seem to advance.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "No Opportunity for Growth"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you’re a Christian who wants to leverage their career for a significant, biblical cause, IJM is it! The stuff that IJM does in the field really works. IJM’s Theory of Change is doing wonders in transforming communities around the world and it’s the privilege of a lifetime getting to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the organization is notorious for promoting unqualified and incompetent leaders into positions of authority because they “play the game” and fit well into the “good ole boys club”. If you’re starting your career as an Intern, this is the place to be. Unfortunately, if you’re coming in with a significant amount of real world experience in your field (like me), you’ll find that opportunities for growth are incredibly limited. Favoritism is rampant and if you’re a woman / person of color, your chances of being promoted to leadership are even more diminished.

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  5. "Great organization with a meaningful mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time

    Pros

    Great people, a corporate mission that makes a difference, diverse and talented international team, great benefits

    Cons

    Its a non-profit, so get used to lower compensation and resources.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my experience, but am glad to be somewhere else"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong mission and lifetime friends are made through colleagues

    Cons

    IJM is growing and advancing rapidly, which is a good thing, but IJM doesn't have a good track record of doing internal changes well. With this being a consistent theme that will continue, it leaves employees with more burden and work than is already on them with their responsibilities.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful Mission - Massive Organizational Transition"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Justice Mission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Incredible, world-changing mission that makes it easy to stay engaged - Possibility for developing true camaraderie and connections with other staff - Colleagues are exceptional in terms of their excellence, drive, and reliability - Benefits are good for a non-profit

    Cons

    - High pressure, high anxiety environment. Tyranny of the urgent. - Constant organizational restructuring to try to catch up with the org's growth is disorienting and painful. Make sure you thrive in change if you work here. - The intermingling of a workplace environment with a spiritual community can lead to confusing mixed messages and make it hard to find the right balance between personal life and work life - Hard to develop in your career - no clear track for employee development

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and inspiring mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the best people you’ll ever meet working together on one of the most compelling missions

    Cons

    Lack of professional growth and mentoring Poor pay for the hours of work people put in at the middle manager levels and lower

  9. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time

    Pros

    IJM is a great place to work. They treat their employees really well and the staff is all very close knit and works well together.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "The real deal"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Justice Mission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Spiritual formation is rich and valued, some of the most amazing people work here, and (most importantly) the organization is bringing about real change in the lives of the poor and vulnerable.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and career advancement, some senior leaders are completely out of touch with the reality that their divisions/teams are unhappy (or they're aware and simply don't care), and

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