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World Relief Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  • "Extremely high turnover in staff due to low pay, high stress and poor management" (in 2 reviews)

  • "depending on branch you work at, little accountability for branch managers to be responsible and pay workers fairly" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Mobilizer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Relief full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful organization and people, consistently lives out its mission with passion and integrity.

    Cons

    Lower pay, as expected for a typical nonprofit


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Relief full-time

    Pros

    Worked with talented people, great corporate culture, great camaraderie across various departments

    Cons

    Lack of role clarity, confusing strategy around some marketing campaigns

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Little support to employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at World Relief full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Fair pay. Enriching experiences.

    Cons

    For my location, weak management. There is little support across offices and no clear path or direction on handling workplace conflict that should be handled by HR. Managers are often left unsupervised to do whatever they want. I found myself in more than one dangerous situation with a client and it was simply shrugged off by management when brought to their attention.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Make routes for conflict resolution clear.


  4. "A joy to work here"

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    Former Employee - Immigrant Legal Services Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Immigrant Legal Services Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Relief full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family like environment, passionate colleagues, flexible work schedules, great location in downtown Baltimore, easily accessible via public transportation and decently affordable monthly parking.

    Cons

    Cramped building, not all floors/areas have windows but the space is laid out well. Great work, non-profit pay, also while there is relative job security, the majority of the work in the U.S. is refugee/immigration related so the work is highly affected by the current political environment.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hypocritical - WR spouts "Justice" to Market Itself, then Treats Employees Unjustly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Relief full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission, Vision, most HQ and Field staff.

    Cons

    World Relief screwed me out of $20K, yet sponsors an annual "Justice" conference. Seems quite hypocritical. When I tried to get a hearing on this, past President Stephen Bauman urged me to approach this as "friends", then promptly cut me off at the knees, ditching me off with a flunky and refusing to have any more contact with me.

    Advice to Management

    Try to APPLY what you claim when you advocate for JUSTICE.


  6. "Great Social Service Provider"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Relief full-time

    Pros

    Good cultural atmosphere
    Provides good employee support.
    Helps employees maintain good work life balance
    Makes measurable impact in the community

    Cons

    Sometimes burnout becomes a very real danger


  7. "Great vision and amazing on-the-ground work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at World Relief full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    General staff are incredible. Vision/mission is wonderful and easy to get behind.

    Cons

    Little accountability in management resulted in poorly skilled managers for overworked staff. Extremely high turnover in staff due to low pay, high stress and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to replace a manager or two or three if they are not able to manage well.

  8. "Amazing people & work - terrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Resettlement Manager
    Former Employee - Resettlement Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Relief full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a truly ecumenical community of Christians interested in serving the world's most vulnerable

    Cons

    the compensation makes it almost impossible to stay in the field and many in the field are expected to do the work of multiple people (high stress!)

    Advice to Management

    raise pay and/or hire more people


  9. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I worked at World Relief full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had great coworkers who helped me learn and grow professionally in a safe environment.

    Cons

    Underpaid, little to no accountability for people directors in leadership


  10. "Reception and Resettelement Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment
    Friendly people
    Great opportunities/experience

    Cons

    Low wage
    High turnover rates
    Long hours (technically 40 hours a week but much more)


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