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International Planned Parenthood Federation Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. "A very special place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented community - competitive salaries - easy to communicate

    Cons

    entitlement from people - segmented groups


  2. "People are awesome!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. People are passionate about their work.
    2. Flexible schedule with good reason.
    3. Depending in your area, the people are very kind.
    4. Benefits are superb.
    5. Great place to learn and start a career.
    6. A lot of vacation time.

    Cons

    1. The pay is very very low. Supposedly there is "no money in the budget" yet front office management get promotions to themselves and hire more people to their benefit.
    2. The directors are great people but manage their budgets horribly.
    3. The turn over in the accounting department is super high, looks like their people realize their high worth then move on to better companies , their management hires the right people but cannot keep them happy to stay.
    4. Career advancement is very rare unless you have a close relationship to your supervisor.
    5. Yearly annual reviews are just filed, no review is actually considered.
    6. A slow disconnect is happening between departments ever since the Trump election.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say one thing on the job description when you hire people and having it be something completely different. The mission of the company is great but pay more attention in catering those who work ALOT instead of catering to other directors success. Also, pay more attention to the little guy doing the grunt work.

  3. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Management is not always supportive.


  4. "Great employer, super friendly environment"

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

    I have been working at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work, well organised, community ownership, transforming lives.

    Cons

    Stretched staff, needs more funding to deliver the challenge it's set for itself.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work at. Smart co-workers, flexible work arrangements, great benefits and committed leadership.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  6. "Great Organization to work for."

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

    I have been working at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    Having worked with many other NGO's I can attest to the fact that this Organization does care for its staff. i have worked at the UN were they treat their people with disdain and do not care about their well being. Here they actually care to ask you how you are feeling and what they can do to make your situation better.

    Cons

    There is a handful of toxic people here who do not like the fact that things started to improve in 2014 when there was change at the senior management level. They felt threatened and are now trying to cause disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Toxic few and continue doing what your doing. There is a new leader in place with the pulse of a New Generation. Don't let the grumblings of a few stop you from the goal line.


  7. "Dedicated and Mission driven - poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and Mission driven with amazing staff

    Cons

    poor leadership and governance. Regional and General Directors are not dynamic...

    Advice to Management

    reform your governance structure

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disconnected leadership; burnt out staff"

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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 International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues - very smart, committed, caring and fun. Good benefits and very family friendly culture.

    Cons

    In a period of significant transition, the extremely disconnected senior leadership and HR team are driving the organization towards a lack of transparency and dysfunction where power is increasingly concentrated in a very small handful of people; this results in seemingly arbitrary and uninformed decision-making.

    Internal communication is very poor, with staff at all levels incredibly burnt out. While most of the individual teams are strong, they are overworked, ignored, disempowered and do not have the resources needed.

    Although the work on the ground is impressive in many countries, a culture of dysfunction reverberates throughout all of the IPPF offices.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to combine multiple positions that require different skill sets into a single position; start prioritizing and looking realistically at work load so that talented teams can produce high quality work instead of just trying to keep balls in the air; hire a qualified HR team who has a background in recruiting and developing talent (and who can support and guide supervisors to be better managers); look for a balance of power so that decisions are informed with a long-term view.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Use as a stepping stone, but beware of toxicity"

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

    Pros

    There are many smart and well connected people on staff. It's a great environment to learn in and colleagues to learn from. Decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Utterly hierarchical. Lacks strategic direction. The right hand often doesn't know what the left is doing. Little room for advancement. There are people in senior leadership who are verbally abusive and coercive to colleagues with impunity. Lip service is given to work-life balance, but expectation that the job comes first.

    Advice to Management

    There is a serious need to re-evaluate the supervisory structure with particular attention given to the lack of accountability of department heads. Also, there needs to be more focus on overall strategy -- not just short-sighted, project thinking -- and true integration of each department's work and aims, including development and communications into program work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

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

    I have been working at International Planned Parenthood Federation full-time

    Pros

    rights-based approach; good benefits; smart coworkers

    Cons

    little opportunity for advancement; overworked and underpaid.


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