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Save the Children Reviews

Updated May 18, 2019

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Save the Children President & CEO Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
117 Ratings
  1. Helpful (12)

    "Great Mission - Bad Career Move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Save the Children full-time

    Pros

    A great mission and flexible work schedule. A lot of "Career training" available. If you need a flexible work schedule this is the place - for a while. Competitive salary for a non-profit. The underlying desire is there among most employees to really make a difference in the lives of children and tends to attract some very smart and interesting people.

    Cons

    Terrible Senior Management, No Career Movement, Participation in "Career Training Programs" ultimately leads to no career movement. Many of the Senior management tend to create an unnecessarily competitive environment which lead to a tense working situation. The struggle to be recognized among mid managers lead to an almost impossible environment for teamwork and ultimately very unprofessional behavior. To anyone who both wants to make a difference and is also career oriented, Save the Children is a mixed bag. Yes its a great mission. Unfortunately the organization is a career killer and most of the talent realize this after a few years and jump ship to other organizations. Senior management accountability is almost non existent.

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    Advice to Management

    A lot of very talented employees, on ALL levels, leave due to lack of career movement and a feeling of being taken advantage of. Many resort to staying only for flexible work arrangements. As a non-profit you need to deliver on promises to dedicated employees and create REAL opportunities to grow and be challenged or you will continue to have good people jump ship at the first opportunity. Show appreciation for talent who are willing to dedicate there lives and careers to the mission and the mission will be a huge success. The cost of losing good employees is much more than the cost of keeping them. Suggestion - A real 360 degree evaluation program of senior management in which all employees under them are required to participate in. Senior management should be held publicly accountable to these 360s.

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    Save the Children2013-03-07
  2. "Great Company to work as an intern for"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Save the Children

    Pros

    Great people, great mission, great corporate culture

    Cons

    There were no drawbacks here.

    Save the Children2018-11-27
  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Save the Children full-time

    Pros

    Great mission in working towards lives of children

    Cons

    Abit bureaucratic in the way they operate

    Advice to Management

    Create flexible structures

    Save the Children2015-09-15
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