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Save the Children International Reviews

Updated Sep 29, 2019

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Save the Children International CEO Jasmine Whitbread
Jasmine Whitbread
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  • "there is no downside of working in SCI(in 12 reviews)

  • "Hard to maintain work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sci"

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    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

    Save the Children International2017-07-03
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    "Great"

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    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

    Save the Children International2018-08-17
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  4. "Good pay but substantial hierarchy and chaotic work environment"

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    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)

    Save the Children International2017-10-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "No longer have much respect for them."

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Treat staff with respect. Concentrate on program quality! Did I say concentrate on program quality?

    Save the Children International2017-08-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Save the Children, India"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Need to be less hierarchal at the HQ level

    Save the Children International2017-05-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Acquisition Coordinator 
    Recommends
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    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

    Save the Children International2016-05-09
  8. "Program assistant"

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

    I worked at Save the Children International full-time for 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.

    Save the Children International2016-04-10
  9. "Data Executive"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Save the Children International

    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

    Save the Children International2016-04-08
  10. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment & Family in Sierra Leone! Strong Team

    Cons

    No Con's . Good NGo to learn from

    Save the Children International2015-11-16
  11. "Good mission - but management not great"

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    I worked at Save the Children International

    Pros

    good mission, good benefits, dedicated people

    Cons

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

    Save the Children International2015-05-08
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