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Save the Children Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Very helpful team and positive work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • work life balance is well maintained (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be a lot of pressure from senior management to meet targets (in 7 reviews)

  • takes advantage of those lowest on the totem pole (temps /new hires), lots of upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, learning organization. Management listens and wants to improve. Flexible hours.
    Opportunities to network.

    Cons

    Other than seeking out networking opportunities, the environment is a bit siloed.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Culture; Workplace Satisfaction; Organizational Systems

    Cons

    Open floor pan can create silo'ed environment


  3. "Great place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission and technical capacity

    Cons

    Weak support systems and lack of clear career paths

    Advice to Management

    More work need on talent management and career development


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  5. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, caring, good organization, ability to travel

    Cons

    Changing priorities, too much to do with too little

    Advice to Management

    Understand we can't do everything.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Award Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Mission-driven organization, people are great and care about the mission as well

    Cons

    Large organization with a high level of bureaucracy

    Save the Children Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback, and even though you've moved on to "Alumni" status, we hope to stay in touch and that our paths will soon cross again! All the best ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible mission driven people doing important work for children!

    Cons

    Culture, so dependent on funding that employees are in constant fear of being let go.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "volunteer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing company and charity all money goes towards programs

    Cons

    i traveled which was nice bit long distances in short time

    Save the Children Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad that you found your volunteer experience with save the Children to be a positive and rewarding experience! Please do consider volunteering with ... More


  9. "former intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everyone interested in helping you out, willing to network

    Cons

    wasn't doing what job description said i would be doing

    Save the Children Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your feedback--this will help us as we continually work to improve our intern program! We're very pleased to know that your interactions with the Save the Children staff were ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work full time - Interns & temp positions beware"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save the Children part-time

    Pros

    -great office, upbeat environment
    -a lot of nice/worldly people at work
    -many different departments and offices world wide
    -summer fridays

    Cons

    -takes advantage of those lowest on the totem pole (temps /new hires), lots of upper management
    - minimal starting salary for those with less experience,
    - hard to advance, hiring is limited due to non profit budgeting

    Advice to Management

    don't put everything on the "little people"

    Save the Children Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your very important feedback... we take ALL employee and intern feedback very seriously! We are pleased that you enjoyed your colleagues and the diversity of our work. Your ... More


  11. "Mostly Fantastic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Fairfield, CT
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mission, colleagues, generous PTO including paid time-off to care for family, acceptable Health benefits, development opportunities, leadership development, accountability, flexible work schedules available.

    Cons

    Only "acceptable" Health benefits. Tangential benefits are lacking, pay equity seems to be an issue, way too top heavy, siloes between/within departments that are working against each other, unhealthy competition.

    Save the Children Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Wow! Thank you so much for your feedback!! We're so glad that you took the time to share your feedback on Glassdoor. "Mostly Fantastic" is pretty wonderful praise--and we're glad you see the ... More



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