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Samaritan's Purse Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Enjoyed offering aid and comfort around the world (in 4 reviews)

  • The internal work environment is as good as the external (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited permanent full-time employment in Charlotte location (in 4 reviews)

  • Being a non-profit, pay rate tend to be a little lower, but are still somewhat competitive (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Ministry to Join"

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is so much more than a job or even a career, working for SP is an opportunity to be part of a ministry. Within the first six months I feel as if I have established a whole new family and really feel like part of the mission.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any.


  2. "Volunteer Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Associate Volunteer Coordinator in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Volunteer Coordinator in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So many truly dedicated believers supporting the ministry and each other.

    Cons

    Facilities spread out between Boone and North Wilkes.

  3. "Wonderful Ministry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class professionals, within their own career fields, that are sold out for Christ! Able to share your faith while providing help to those that are hurting or in need. Love how quickly we respond to crisis situations around the globe.

    Cons

    People are extremely passionate about their work, which is a good thing, but can lead to some work/life balance challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure your teams understand spiritual warfare. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    When you are doing the Lord's work the enemy does everything he can to cause disruption and division.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    The organization runs like a family, and it is not difficult to get to know people across the company.

    Cons

    With the family atmosphere, there are pitfalls that the organization falls into. Many decisions seem to have an emotional rational.

    Advice to Management

    Build trust with your direct reports and don't circumvent them.


  5. "Human Resources Officer"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in North Greece, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in North Greece, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very good people and respectful

    Cons

    they need more experienced people


  6. "Regional Finance Officer"

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

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful organization that truly helps around the world

    Cons

    For me, difficult location to settle

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Christian environment with good coworkers

    Cons

    CEO is not very open-minded

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mission driven organization that focuses on assisting the people that truly need help. Team members are united by this mission which creates a hard-working, motivating culture.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, especially on the field, is almost non-existent. There is often a disconnect between IHQ staff and Field based staff which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to field staff as they are the ones that know what is going on. Allow country staff and program managers to review senior leadership during performance reviews.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Need more work/life balance for Field Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Field Staff hired are EXCELLENT!! Incredibly skilled and godly people. The mission draws them -

    Cons

    HQ needs to listen to the Field more. Too much burn-out and too much aggrandizing of Franklin. He is just a broken human like everyone else. Take down all the Franklin pictures all over campus - put up instead more pics of those you've helped.

    Advice to Management

    The old hierarchical system of leadership is a tired approach. Look into more of a matrix system. Franklin, please stop listening ONLY to your Generals - They are only telling you what you want to hear. You are missing important information from those doing the work. For those in HQ with you, get to know them - they are YOUR people who want to work WITH you. Visit departments - don't just stay in your office cut off from everyone.


  10. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    Good home leave, and benefits

    Cons

    hard time keeping good employees

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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