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Plan International Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
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Pros
  • Some great people work here and the spirit among field workers is quite positive (in 3 reviews)

  • colloborative and respectful working environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management lack direction (in 3 reviews)

  • Could use some more work/life balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensations. Good people.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to advance quickly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Plan International"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plan International full-time

    Pros

    The organization does good work helping children and girls in poor countries. The stated values of the organization are great but they aren't lived out in all of the country offices

    Cons

    Some countries hire unqualified, nepotistic and dishonest leadership such as in Ethiopia and they seem to be protected by their supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire people who align with organizational core values of honesty, integrity and transparency

  3. "Plan USA Temp-Warwick"

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    Former Employee - Donor Support Assistant in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Donor Support Assistant in Cranston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plan International (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were a few nice people in the donor support department. Work was okay. Nothing too stressful. Management was okay.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible. As a temp, I felt as though I was used. I stayed there for close to a year, but it was not possible to become permanent. When I did try going for a position, I was turned down. I personally would never want to work there again. As a temp, I was left out of company activities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your temps better! Do invite them to attend company activities! Offer better wages as well. Plan USA pays a pittance.


  4. "Emergency Response"

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    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Scarsdale, NY
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Scarsdale, NY

    I worked at Plan International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Globally I think this is probably a great company...

    Cons

    in Haiti it was a disaster.


  5. "Passionate but lacks efficiency"

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

    Pros

    The people who work at Plan are driven by the mission, driven by a bigger and better cause. We truly want to improve the lives of children around the world.

    Cons

    However, passion does not necessarily translate to efficiency. The government structure of the federation hinders efficiency and can make processes take longer than it should.

    Advice to Management

    Incentives junior associates to stay. The turnover rate is extremely high. It is hard to move up. Pay is low.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "International Development NGO with Potential"

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    Former Employee - Lower Level Staff in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Lower Level Staff in Warwick, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plan International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Current CEO, Tessie San Martin wonderful business leader and visionary. Changing the Organization name from Plan USA to Plan International USA. The development of DC office.

    Cons

    Management - Executive Team and Directors - some not all lack critical expertise in the positions they hold which effects employee loyalty,moral, and trust. Moral for the DC office on the decline after such high hopes.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear culture, hold manager accountable, assess their skill sets and performance better before giving them 5% pay increases blindly and lowering pay increases for the true performers.


  7. "Finance coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Plan International full-time

    Pros

    Good for employees and their families and children

    Cons

    Not any specific word to say

    Advice to Management

    Not any

  8. "WASH Program Technical Officer"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Management in Adjumani (Uganda)
    Former Employee - Programmer Management in Adjumani (Uganda)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plan International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    police guided and child centered organization

    Cons

    low staff motivation with very limited benefits.

    Advice to Management

    continued with the same practice and learn how best to motivate your staff


  9. "Administrative Officer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer Or Manager in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer Or Manager in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Plan International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Happy and joyful family life with maintaining the social dignity.

    Cons

    Work with the organization for maintaining the ethical issues and policy procedure.

    Advice to Management

    to create enabling work environment in the organization.


  10. "Could do a lot better"

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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 Plan International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good location for commuting.

    Cons

    Run by academics who only care about their own caterers. no longer about educating children it has been taken over by feminist and left wing extremism. Money is wasted all over the place but constantly told to make savings.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more stable working environment and invest as much time in your staff as you do on patting each other on the back.


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