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Save the Children International Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Save the Children International CEO Jasmine Whitbread
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  • Work life balance hard for most international staff (in 3 reviews)

  • Unclear decision making processes, and hierarchical organisational culture (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Sci"

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

    I worked at Save the Children International part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and team spirit

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the org

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work for children


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Acquisition Coordinator
    Former Employee - Acquisition Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Save the Children International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good management, friendly staff and they do some great work. Very flexible

    Cons

    Nothing I have noticed. Probably more recognition to work that's been done

  3. "Program assistant"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, friendly staff, dedicated supervisors, you get to make a difference in he world.

    Cons

    The restructure process took so long and drained a lot of energy out of everyone. Uncertainties did affect the quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    There should be career development opportunities specially for lower level staff in field offices that are located in developing countries.


  4. "Data Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, cutting edge marketing technology being implemented. Great people and great cause

    Cons

    Unclear and often competing goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Health Officer in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Health Officer in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save the Children International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment & Family in Sierra Leone! Strong Team

    Cons

    No Con's . Good NGo to learn from


  6. "Good mission - but management not great"

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    Former Employee - HRBP
    Former Employee - HRBP

    Pros

    good mission, good benefits, dedicated people

    Cons

    leadership not strong, too many changes, HQ vs International HQ seemed like different comapnies


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with multiple partner organisations and dynamic work environment

    Cons

    There was no major problem

  8. "Interesting and challenging work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was able to grow as a researcher because of the challenges involved working with an international team and in an unfamiliar environment.

    Cons

    Communication and direction can be difficult given the sheer number of projects being worked on. Felt like the research was not being done as thoroughly as it should have been.


  9. "Advocacy and Communications"

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    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The multi-cultural environment is very good. Working with children is also very fulfiling, plus the organisation has a lot of capacity building trainings that really expose and empower the employees with relevant and new skills constantly.

    Cons

    Some things are very personalised and makes it hard for people to work independently.

    Advice to Management

    They should ensure that everyone's right to a good working environment is not abused by others.


  10. "SC Lebanon was a great place for me to develop my skills and network"

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

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Always allowed room for growth with a very competitive salary package.

    Cons

    Overly political and often chaotic. No different than most organizations in Lebanon.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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