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Marie Stopes International Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent organisation"

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

    I worked at Marie Stopes International full-time

    Pros

    - Strong ethos and commitment to organisational values and vision.
    - Overall, a supportive working environment
    - Overall, excellent staff team

    Cons

    Some internal systemic weaknesses, particularly in HR


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I worked at Marie Stopes International full-time

    Pros

    Public health mission and focus

    Cons

    Unethical and illegal employment practices are in place and because of structural HR weaknesses and upper management irresponsibility are not going to be fixed anytime soon.

  3. "Impressive mission and passion, lacking systems and rigorous evaluation of effectiveness"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marie Stopes International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MSI has a very specific niche in the reproductive health field. Their track record in terms of the provision of services is unparalleled. The geographic scope (where they work) is amazing and the staff are generally deeply committed to the organizational mission. Oversight to ensure that the quality of the services provided are up to standard is excellent

    Cons

    MSI London still has a lot of work to do in terms of orchestrating activities in the field. Each field office as a great deal of autonomy, which is good. Although managing the finances and personnel continues to be a serious challenge. The organization also attempts to take on too many new programmatic activities, accepting funding for areas that are outside of their field of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the areas of strength (delivery of clinical sexual and reproductive health services). Tighten up financial controls and management systems to make sure that the quality standards are meet in all of the country programs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for MSS Pakistan - learnt a lot!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The project I was working on required interacting with very skilled qualified people from MSS London. I loved the capacity building.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have the qualifications to do their job well. Some are so insecure about their jobs they suppress talent in their own departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with the right degrees who believe in investing and building talent, and not threatened by it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "quiet pleasant but little pay"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Marie Stopes International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment and cultural sensitive

    Cons

    hostile working environment in South Sudan


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marie Stopes - An inspiring organisation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marie Stopes International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Marie Stopes is a leader in its field and is staffed by talented and committed people .

    Cons

    Marie Stopes has a very unique work culture - it is very different to what you expect from an NGO.

    Advice to Management

    More time needs to be spend on managing.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Country Director
    Current Employee - Country Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marie Stopes International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work, passionate teams, making a huge difference globally.

    Cons

    Large organisation in flux - plenty of new systems to absorb in the field - takes up time, although does help improve efficiency and effectiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Build strong country teams and give them independence.

  8. "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Nurse in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marie Stopes International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good cause. Not for profit with global programs. Much needed service. Great team to work with. Satisfying job able to help women and families

    Cons

    Paperwork gets in the way of patient care. Haphazard quality process. Focus kept changing as senior management turnover was high.

    Advice to Management

    Get the basics sorted


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Awful - look at Google News/NHS Choices reviews to see how shambolic an organisation this is"

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marie Stopes International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping women, international work isdecent

    Cons

    UK women are treated like they're on a factory conveyor belt - look at Google News and NHS Choices reviews. This is why the government has stopped Marie Stopes treating underage and vulnerable women.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Most of the decent senior staff have left anyway as it looks terrible on your CV.


  10. "Head of Learning"

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

    I worked at Marie Stopes International full-time

    Pros

    Newly renovated and work with int donors

    Cons

    narrow culture.... too much biased culture

    Advice to Management

    plz go by the new and latest trends

    Marie Stopes International Response

    Aug 11, 2017 – .

    Thanks for leaving feedback, we're a little confused by it - do please get in touch with us directly if you'd like to share your experience in more detail.


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