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World Vision Canada Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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3.0
51%
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World Vision Canada CEO Michael Messenger  (no image)
Michael Messenger
28 Ratings
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  • "Not a lot of room for vertical growth if you're not super Christian(in 6 reviews)

  • "Donation revenue decline impacting job security(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "great cause"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time

    Pros

    great cause, good work life balance

    Cons

    corporate restructuring, downsizing, especially with new upper management

    World Vision Canada2019-11-13
  2. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really great place to learn and grow. You will be a leader with great experience

    Cons

    There’s no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to find the right management to lead the teams. They are getting better at it.

    World Vision Canada2019-10-28
  3. Helpful (4)

    "World Vision has changed and not for the better"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, sick days and extra paid days

    Cons

    Poor Management. Lack of accountability and trust. Should be honest with staff and value those who work for them. Double standards and politics.

    World Vision Canada2019-09-17
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Annual Marketing Realignment"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility - opportunities to pick work hours and work from home depending on the role

    Cons

    Annual Marketing realignment (no job security)

    Advice to Management

    Think long term, and implement long term plans using the right tools to avoid the annual redundancies/'Marketing realignment' where you send home qualified individuals with severance packages and then rehiring for the same roles using different titles; that is not good use of donor funds.

    World Vision Canada2019-09-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time

    Pros

    WVC is a great place to work!

    Cons

    The work can be intense as the needs we respond to are serious

    World Vision Canada2019-08-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good resume job. Take advantage of the learning opportunity and prepare for your next job."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large organization known world wide for humanitarian work.

    Cons

    Donation revenue decline impacting job security.

    World Vision Canada2019-07-15
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Very Mixed Extremes"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Good intentions in their work. Most of the employees are quality individuals. The leaders, not so much.

    Cons

    -Chaotic senior leadership. Decisions often made by nepotism and based on ignorance - due to the high turnover rate of managers, directors, and some VPs. Much of the Senior Leadership, has done a great disservice to this once outstanding organization by extremely poor decision making and waste. -Caught up in politically correct agendas in Canada rather than focusing the donor dollars to the field. -The past... 5 years, they keep coming up with 'new strategies' and purge mass amounts of employees in one go - at least 3 major purges the past 5 years. -A strong atmosphere of no stability or trust in leadership. Senior leaders often promise one thing and deliver another. -Far too bureaucratic and constantly grinds to a halt within their own bureaucracy. -Huge focus on hiring women leaders to the point there is no parity or balance in genders within leadership (other than the CEO and COO). -Senior Leadership has definitely earned their reputation of having essentially zero trust from the majority of WVC employees. What is said and done are constantly two different things.

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    World Vision Canada2019-07-01
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Great opportunities - if you’re qualified"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair compensation (for the charitable sector); good benefits; autonomy to do great work; flexible work arrangements (almost too flexible).

    Cons

    In Mississauga; some staff and middle management have a sense of entitlement and lack business experience; some senior leadership display favoritism; some VPs obviously are resume building at the expense of the organization; Human Resources staff are inexperienced in issue management; very unbalanced gender-biased workforce; Board seems blinded by friendships.

    Advice to Management

    Take a critical look at senior leadership’s motivations when forming vendor relationships and hold the most senior accountable for performance and poor decisions. Watch out for radicalized social views.

    World Vision Canada2019-05-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Change can be a good thing"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I personally feel the organization is starting to move in the right direction. There have been significant changes at the Senior level (New VP's joining) which is important to move the organization towards the change that is needed.

    Cons

    Change can be difficult to navigate but, I am fortunate to have a strong leader that is always willing to talk and support me and the team. There needs to be more training for managers.

    World Vision Canada2019-06-18
  10. Helpful (8)

    "No Trust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time

    Pros

    I've met some of the most incredible people within the organization. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    No trust within organization, micro-managing to incredible degrees, poor moral, questionable spends, so many employees either quitting or getting let go.

    World Vision Canada2019-06-04
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