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Samaritan's Purse Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Enjoyed offering aid and comfort around the world" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Faith-based and gospel-centered" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is not considered" (in 3 reviews)

  • "There is a cycle of good people leaving so the leftovers move into management, which leads to more" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Start each day together as a group for devotions and prayer. Terrific healthcare. Extremely talented colleagues, many of who could be making more money in secular business, but choose to serve at Samaritan’s Purse along side other believers. For me, great sense that I am contributing to something more than what my role actually entails.

    Cons

    Dress code is difficult for some to tolerate (ties for men especially) and employee turnover/satisfaction in some (but not most) departments seems high, but it may just be the nature and demands of the different types of work (field work vs HQ, etc.).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love your work"

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

    I have been working at Samaritan's Purse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Amazing teammates who encourage, support and collaborate
    Personal and professional growth and development
    Compelling and meaningful mission - fulfillment in work - work is output of core identity and passion of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Cons

    Would love to see more diversity.

  3. "Incredible Organization/Incredible Mission"

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

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

    Pros

    This ministry and organization have some of the most talented and gifted employees across all Departments that I have seen compared to the Private and Government Sectors. They provide great support for relocating families, including a great support network for wives and husbands. The benefits are top notch, some of the best I have seen in my career. Everything is done with excellence across all the departments, and the Global impact we have truly gives everyone a sense of the mission coming first of helping others in need and spreading the Gospel wherever we are.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Career with a cause/Cutting edge Dev Shop"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Team Lead in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Team Lead in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to build solutions using the best tools and technologies for the business need. Great benefits, flexible environment, abundant resources.

    Cons

    Typical red tape and legalism that comes with working for a nonprofit ministry.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management and treatment of employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The end goal is spreading the gospel and helping people in need.

    Cons

    Management is arrogant and does not listen. There is a lot of nepotism. Many people are in their position because they know someone in upper management, which means there are unqualified people trying to do specialized work. There is a cycle of good people leaving so the leftovers move into management, which leads to more good people leaving. You cannot take vacation between Thanksgiving and January 5. So, if your family doesn’t live in Boone, you don’t get to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with them. There is a culture of distrust and suspicion.

    Advice to Management

    Truly humble yourself and listen to the experts you hire.


  6. "Technical Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    Great company with amazing people! A job that makes a difference!

    Cons

    Demanding expectations with regard to time and commitment for this position.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Regional Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobilizing others to accomplish the Great Commission; leadership development; learning to recruit, select, equip, and develop volunteers; amazing coworkers; strong vision

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility; static salary (other than cost of living increases); limited ability to make organizational impact; top-down management structure means IHQ may not understand field needs or have ability to make needed changes for field staff. Work/life balance is not considered.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a better upward mobility structure. Make pay increases available for high performing staff, listen to field staff recommendations for change. Give Managers and Directors more authority to train those under them. Give authority to field staff to take comp days and build in work-life balance opportunities.

  8. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time

    Pros

    I loved my colleagues and the freedom I had to run programs in our field office in East Africa.

    Cons

    Some of the politics at the HQ-level were frustrating. I did not always align with decisions that were made.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your that the mission and the vision you communicate to donors aligns with the reality on the field.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Such organized and Godly organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good team to work with
    - Body of believers supporting you
    - good benefits

    Cons

    I could not find anything


  10. "9 years and still going strong"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, meaningful work. Feel fulfilled knowing the work I do is really making a difference. Mission Statement is core of who Samaritan's Purse is, it's not a platitude, but it's really being accomplished.

    Cons

    We are a disaster relief organization, which means we do work over holidays and work long hours at times.


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