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Samaritan's Purse Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The internal work environment is as good as the external (in 5 reviews)

  • Enjoyed offering aid and comfort around the world (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons to speak about this organization (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "SP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Religious based organization that espouses the values of integrity and work ethics even as it serves in conflict areas with a lot of challenges

    Cons

    Its salaries are not competitive hence unable to attract highly skilled individuals

    Advice to Management

    There's is great need to improve salaries and also entrench systems. Structures are also not well defined and interns are made managers of people who have tremendous experience thus demoralizing staff. There is also very little training for local staff in order to prepare them for future succession


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great NGO!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small enough ngo to be flexible and make an immediate difference. Strongly committed to long-term projects.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment is better for young singles than families.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for and pay for rest between assignments for all deployed team members.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Expense Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    This organization does a lot of good work, think they should help out more in the US instead of going into other countries.

    Cons

    People in management positions that are not qualified they have to have someone else do their work and they take the credit for it.

    Advice to Management

    Check out your employees before making them managers.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good organization to work for and gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with great values. The pay is fair and they are trying to be better on member care. They are honest and very focused on the work to do

    Cons

    Still need a little more member care besides pay. Contracts are short and jobs are very technical. It's a relief organization but also they need to work more on development and retaining good people who has worked there

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good employees that are hard workers and love the Lord. Work more to help members after they are done with the contracts.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The work is very difficult and demanding but extremely rewarding- demonstrating in a tangible way the love and hope we have in Christ.

    Cons

    Many of the positions require extended time away from home- travelling to remote, challenging or dangerous locations. But employees are well-trained and prepared for this.

    Advice to Management

    DO not allow the work to become more important than the mission- keep emphasizing why the organization does the projects and programs- to share the love of Christ.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Professional"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place atmosphere and mission-minded.

    Cons

    Limited permanent full-time employment in Charlotte location.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with a Christ centered focus. Great people to work with and strong volunteer culture.

    Cons

    In a small town. Very corporate, so jobs have structured perimeters that allow for little creativity or freedom. Can be difficult to move around in organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Look more into the skills and strengths of your current employees and utilise these


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Encourages Growth"

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    Former Employee - User Experience/User Interface Designer in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - User Experience/User Interface Designer in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at Samaritan's Purse (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Given more responsibility than typical internships, but also enough grace to go along with it.
    - Everyone has a passion for what they are doing.

    Cons

    - Can be a fast paced environment at times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "AP Workflow Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Workflow Coordinator in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Workflow Coordinator in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package, good value system

    Cons

    A lot of travel required once you get high enough on the organizational chart


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great ministry, mission and people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and leadership have great hearts. Exponential growth always means change and sometimes that means that processes and systems can be behind but one thing is clear, this organization is about quality and excellence and caring for its staff.

    Cons

    No glaring cons ... Are we not all in a process in the journey? If you understand that we are all human and see on another by the "spirit" and see the heart of each person, then there are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep loving Him, listening and everything else will fall into place.


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