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Found 144 reviews

3.8
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75%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
Approve of CEO
Steve Davis
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "There's a very heavy focus on the people aspects of the business, which often results in a good work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good and interesting work environment and hardworking(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "I would guess it's the same with most non profit orgs(in 8 reviews)

  • "PATH is very hierarchal and Program Assistants are not treated with respect(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Social Worker 

      I worked at PATH full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Helpful coworkers who care about the mission.

      Cons

      The nature of the job can be stressful at times.

      PATH2019-04-16
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Critical mission and smart strategy Passionate and talented people dispersed globally Inclusive and caring work place Collaborative and quick to use video instead of email Flexible work arrangements

      Cons

      More unrestricted funding would allow for institutional investments to advance business practices

      Advice to Management

      Keep monitoring external environment and driving impact

      PATH2019-03-12
    • "Good place to work, hard to move up as a Program Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Senior Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Benefits - Culture - Surrounded by smart people - Great cause - Training and certifications available (Project mgmt, Smartsheet)

      Cons

      - Hard to get promoted from an entry level position

      PATH2019-03-07
    • "Great organization to work for!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great experience overall. Worked in financial services at PATH as an assistant for my first job out of University. Lovely, smart, mission-driven colleagues and a good atmosphere. Lots of training provided and opportunities for growth.

      Cons

      As such a big non-profit, if you're working in finance at HQ, it can tend to feel too far away from the positive impact of your work.

      PATH2019-03-04
    • "Good life balance and strong mission"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great mission, hard working people and a nice working environment.

      Cons

      Changes in funding can effect headcount and layoffs.

      PATH2019-02-10
    • "Great team and mission"

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        Current Employee - Program Assistant 

        I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great team environment, flexible schedule, telework opportunities.

        Cons

        Limited growth opportunities for junior staff.

        PATH2019-02-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "Bad management leading to imploding organization"

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        Current Employee - Advisor in Seattle, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great history. Some great technical staff. Cool historical technology. Beautiful expensive-looking offices. Some interesting country-based work.

        Cons

        Terrible management decisions at the top. Out of touch leadership. Lack of knowledge of environment. Promotion of only certain people in Seattle, especially white men.

        Advice to Management

        Hire some people who know PATH's work and funding environment. Stop spending so much time and money on special initiatives and strategies. Pay attention to poor leadership and poor executive management.

        PATH2019-02-25
      • Helpful (1)

        "PATH does mediocre work, is dragged down by lack of technical skills"

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        Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Track record of developing innovative products for health. Great work environment, benefits, 9-5 culture.

        Cons

        Many people here are on cruise control, doing minimal work with no ability or incentive to progress in the organization and produce better work. Management if often unskilled and from unscientific backgrounds and unable to acquire, develop, or keep highly talented folks with cutting edge skills. Relatively anti-social work place, few opportunities to meet people within the organization.

        Advice to Management

        Get rid of many directors, deputy directors and officers. Understand that being a good employee is more than business development, but producing excellent work and being able to help a team to do that. Many long term employees have failed to update their skills with a changing world and need to skill up or be gone.

        PATH2019-01-31
      • Helpful (1)

        "Admin-heavy position with limited opportunities for upward mobility"

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        Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Working for an established and well-respected nonprofit organization A foot in the door to the world of global health and international development

        Cons

        PATH is very hierarchal and Program Assistants are not treated with respect Tasks assigned to Program Assistants don't allow for professional development

        Advice to Management

        Restructure the Program Assistant position so that PAs don't feel disengaged from their work. With limited substantive tasks, PAs have to look elsewhere to gain additional skills outside administrative skills.

        PATH2019-01-15
      • "Awesome projects, but low pay for any lower-level employees"

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        Current Employee - Senior Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at PATH full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great company that has an honestly huge impact on the world Really nice people who are smart and passionate about their work Flexible hours and great benefits (great healthcare and lots of vacation) Nice work-life balance

        Cons

        Low pay for any admin-type work Near impossible to move up from the bottom Variable funding can sometimes lead to job insecurity Lots of levels of management

        PATH2019-01-01
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