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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
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Pros
  • The work environment is very supportive and there is always room to advance within the agency (in 31 reviews)

  • Staff is well trained and highly competent, good work/life balance, pay is good, good learning experience, TONS of swag (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay - comes with non-profit work (in 35 reviews)

  • Little room for growth unless you want to strive for a lead clinician role (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Health Center Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best coworkers every. Everyone who works for Planned Parenthood (at least the Fort Collins CO clinic) legitimately care and love what we do. Awesome benefits. It feels good to make a difference in peoples lives and our patients are very thankful for us.

    Cons

    The pay is the only real con.


  2. "PPNYC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It nice to work for a place where you can believe in the mission...

    Cons

    There needs to be more diversity in upper management positions.

  3. "Peer Ed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful relationships crafted on the values of activism, career pathways, excellent opportunities

    Cons

    Not much pay, 3 checks a year, other than that it's a perfect program!


  4. "Health center assistant"

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

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Environment and the mission of the clinic are things I stand for

    Cons

    Rules and regulations are too demanding


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay
    Unstable and not secure funding

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a living wage or they will leave


  6. "Awesome organization to work for"

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

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy working for Planned Parenthood. It is a wonderful, caring organization filled with great people. The work environment is very supportive and there is always room to advance within the agency.

    Cons

    Tough work-life balance. Pay isn’t great until you advance up.


  7. "******"

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    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant
    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Amazing staff, friendly work environment, passionate people.

    Cons

    Pay, but it's a non-profit so it makes sense.

  8. "Health Center Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant in Media, PA
    Current Employee - Health Center Assistant in Media, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very caring and understanding atmosphere. If a family member or you are sick, they understand life happens.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great, but what can you expect from a non-profit

    Advice to Management

    Make more room for growth within the company.


  9. "Making Improvements"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my coworkers, could stand by the organization's mission, good severance package, good benefits

    Cons

    Before I left, pay was inconsistent even among staff with the same jobs. I was often told one thing by HR when I tried to advocate for myself (i.e. they do not give bonuses for taking on work outside your job description, or they do not give raises over a certain percent even when you get an internal promotion) but then found out that others were getting bonuses and raises that contradicted what I was told. They eventually did a project to adjust and make salaries more transparent so hopefully that helps (I was laid off around the same time that the adjustments were implemented). I think they are trying to make changes but some things are just coming a little too late.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is so important. There were trust issues between staff and senior leadership. Be open, be honest. Don't blind side staff if you need to do lay offs. We understand that sometimes, especially in this business at this time, it is necessary.


  10. "Health Services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime pay meant I got paid more...
    Good experience in that you can move on to work at Stanford or Kaiser.

    Cons

    Stressful because the center was always understaffed. Hundreds of patients a day and as a medical assistant you see twice as many as any clinician. You need to not only prep THEIR patients but also provide STD Tests and Preg tests to walk-ins.
    You need to be able to tell patients their appt is running 1 hour late and handle the anger that comes with that.
    You need to be able to skip your breaks. Lets be real, they offer them but you're not gonna be taking them. Can't just leave in the middle of a procedure, know what I'm saying?
    You will be pressured to work fast and your work may therefore, be of low quality. Mistakes will be made. Charting errors being the least damaging.
    Be prepared to take up something in your free time for stress management. The gym, shooting range, dancing, writing music... you're gonna need it.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get their head out of their you know what and at least attempt to perform the job medical assistants have to do on a busy day like a Monday afternoon. Upper management decides the rules medical assistants have to go by, but the assistants sit at the water cooler at the end of the day talking about how out of touch they are. Literally had my boss's boss tell me "Oh, patients won't care if we're running an hour late... they're nice people!"

    We all know you and I would both be mad if your appt was scheduled for 12 and its 1:15PM and you have not been called in yet.


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