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Planned Parenthood Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, super friendly coworkers (in 23 reviews)

  • PP is contributing to our communities with affordable and reliable health care access (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Little room for growth unless you want to strive for a lead clinician role (in 13 reviews)

  • low pay, bad medical reimbursement rates (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    The work that you do means everything to the people you serve

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about during my time there as an intern


  2. "Amazing working for an organization that truly wants to serve its patients better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing, driven, passionate staff. Ability to learn a lot because departments are typically short staffed or mostly junior staff.

    Cons

    Very little direction is provided from management. Structure of the organization (affiliate model) makes efficiency difficult, if not impossible.


  3. "fav job"

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

    Pros

    culture, benefits, balance, mission, entrepreneurial

    Cons

    I cannot think of any


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  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Experience, don't need to go to medical assisting school

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth professionally or even pay


  6. "Awesome Mission and Friendly Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission
    Friendly, helpful co-workers
    Casual environment
    Acceptance of various lifestyles
    Good benefit package

    Cons

    Lack of internal checks and balances
    Many in senior management do not know how to run a business
    Inconsistency in salaries, which are too low for some jobs and too high for others
    Too much internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Act upon the concerns raised by employees. Stop paying more to a consultant when the same services could be provided by an employee for less.


  7. "Medical Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers who work very hard and become lifetime friends. You are really helping the community and it feels good to give back. You become very educated in the field and have a ton of responsibilities which helps prevent boredom. I learned a lot as far as medical assistant skills as I did blood draws, injections, lab work, as well as patient intake. The job allows for a lot of learning

    Cons

    The pay sucks. The company is a nonprofit so it makes sense but it does not compensate for the amount of work you're doing. Management can be a pain and very controlling at times.


  8. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compassionate people, hours, flexibility

    Cons

    No set hours, no lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the PTO policy.


  9. "Great ideals and services, poor management, never enough $$ for supplies, poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Planned Parenthood part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Providers are great, services offered wonderful

    Cons

    Poor management, poor pay, office needs updating, no EMR, too much staff turnover (including upper level management)

    Advice to Management

    Need to have the clinic up to date and inviting. Pay the providers the going market rate. Invest in technology.


  10. "Medical Assistant at Planned Parenthood"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Planned Parenthood (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive working environment and good team work

    Cons

    Some of the staff seem to develop these group "clicks"

    Advice to Management

    Let intern do more hands on clinical work


  11. "Public Affairs Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time

    Pros

    Working with people who were passionate and knowledgable about the issues.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate management in various departments.



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