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Planet Aid Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Can't Complain"

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    Former Employee - Transportation in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Transportation in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Planet Aid full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Managers are strict, but will listen to you if you have a problem.

    Cons

    A higher pay would be great. Not enough activities as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Planet Aid should try to do more activities as a team for fun. More BBQs and Summer outings would go a long way. Also, try to pay a little more. Taking good care of you employees is very important.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Cashier in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Cashier in Catonsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Getting paid every week on a Thursday

    Cons

    They are not organize and they can't keep a staff and the upper management sucks

    Advice to Management

    If you are a yes man for upper management and don't have a voice you will be great

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with a Great Mission"

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

    I have been working at Planet Aid part-time

    Pros

    I love working for Planet Aid. The people are great, the pay is good, and management is open to suggestions. Work/life balance is pretty decent. Planet Aid does a lot of development work in poor countries, so I can feel good that the work I am doing makes a difference.

    Cons

    It's a nonprofit, so you aren't going to make the big bucks. That being said, they do compensate you very fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees and you will do great!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA

    I worked at Planet Aid (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not terribly boring. Ok pay.

    Cons

    Upper management are socialists who hate America and believe all the generous donors are capitalist scum, but they like making money off them.

    Advice to Management

    Go back where you came from.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "ZERO STARS - STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Well if you believe they are actually a philanthropic organization, you may feel good about what you are doing. However, you will rarely, if ever, hear as a staff person what is actually being done to help others....mostly its about how much $ they are bringing in.

    Cons

    There are so many cons!!!!! I was over-worked and under-appreciated. The entire staff was miserable and had no problem expressing their frustration and distain from day one. Management was ineffective and unavailable. The turn-over rate was extremely high and everyone was disposable. I have worked with numerous non-profits and was excited about the opportunity to contribute globally, however I quickly realized their methods and philanthropic attitude were questionable at best. I will never support their organization again and have encouraged others to find a "real" non-profit with real values to donate their used items. I can't stress enough - STAY AWAY!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Showing so little respect to employees is not a good way to convince them or the community that you are a reputable organization. I have never been treated so poorly in my life.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional environment-the reviews are accurate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    weekly pay, you get to go home to your family at the end of the day. The mission to help others is rewarding

    Cons

    Toxic environment...if you are not in with the group, you will be removed..they are not good people to work for...


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Building Manager/Maintenance Manager in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Building Manager/Maintenance Manager in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Planet Aid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that work there are Great !!! Everyone there comes to work with a good attitude and no drama. All employees from management down work together to better each other and help all other employees. Everyone gets to put their input in on how best to move forward. They really focus on Safety. They are very involved in their communities where they have warehouse locations/bins and beyond. Management really cares about its employees which you don't see in most for profit companies. I have personally seen them go out of their way to help an employee hurt outside of work. They understand the work/life balance. They give every employee the opportunity to grow within the company and contribute in one of their many programs.

    Cons

    They don't match in their 401k plan. They do pay a little below market pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with what you are doing.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Seek employment elsewhere. This place will suck the life out of you."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    getting to go home at the end of the day

    Cons

    Low pay, limited time off, poor management, miserable environment, no room for growth. Employee satisfaction is non-existent for those not in the teachers group (google that before applying)

    Advice to Management

    my words wouldn't matter anyway because Planet Aid is a "this is the way we've always done it" kind of organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Planet Aid full-time

    Pros

    programs have impact in the developing world

    Cons

    no company spirit, no appreciation, bosses always want more and more

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Paint Shop Supervisor in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Paint Shop Supervisor in Milford, MA

    I have been working at Planet Aid (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    i think i have the best job, im the paint working supervisor in milford mass....and the people i work with are great...even management! if you have any issue's they are there to work with you! and they listen!!!!!!

    Cons

    parking lot is always full but in PA defense there are a lot of employees, truck drivers, warehouse, transpotation and paint shop

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing!


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