Save the Children International Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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24 Ratings
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  • "there is no downside of working in SCI(in 12 reviews)

  • "Bad work-life balance profilings and low salary(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "I am workaholic and want to work so hard and smart to make sure i reached somewhere my line managers could count on me."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save the Children International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You enjoy the environment of systems. You adhere the policy of the system. You grow mentally as problem solver

    Cons

    Pc light screen effects of the eyes. Sitting on one position for long time.

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  2. "Great mission!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Your career trajectory will depend on who you know more than what you know.


  3. "Safe environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Egypt, Etowah, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Save the Children International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You feel safe , Hr Policies protect and accommodate the employees

    Cons

    Some managers try to ignore these policies or act out of negligence

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  4. "Fine"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Advocacy Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation and nice people

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and not much support or professional development opportunities. Also big harassment issues

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save the Children International for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning opportunties, supportive colleagues, space for growth

    Cons

    Field-HQ dynamics is not addressed at all

  6. "Good pay but substantial hierarchy and chaotic work environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Work on important issues, good compensation for sector, great responsibility

    Cons

    Chaotic work environment, weak senior management (but some things have changed since I worked there)

  7. Helpful (6)

    "No longer have much respect for them."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits, global name recognition, plenty of resources, great reputation.

    Cons

    They rely too much on process over results. Programming going downhill... losing quality, losing what sets them apart. Too much personalization inhiring and promotion opportunituirees- if management likes you, that is more important than your abilities. Far too much money is wasted on themselves.. traveling all over the world, hotels, restaurants, conferences. Hard to maintain wotklife balance at the country office level, as everyone's deadlines are urgent. The members are reluctant to give up their piece of the pie for the common good.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sci"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Save the Children, India"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time

    Pros

    Effective work with children in developing and humanitarian contexts

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in salaries

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Acquisition Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Save the Children International for 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

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