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Updated February 10, 2017
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  • Struggle to find work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Little to no effort is made to engage employees in strategy or decision-making, even when changes significantly affect their entire portfolio of work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A respected Christian ministry with global impact"

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

    I have been working at World Vision International full-time

    Pros

    The vision and mission of the organization is inspiring. Lots of really great and talented people at all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Struggle to find work/life balance. Some mid and senior level leaders are uninspiring


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Vision International full-time

    Pros

    Supportive managers, brilliant co-workers who are experts in their fields, opportunities for growth and some freedom to pursue interest areas

    Cons

    Often long hours and many struggle with work/life balance


  3. "Great Mission, Complex Organizational Structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Vision International full-time

    Pros

    The people are very mission driven and many of them are highly educated and experienced in the field of international development.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are constantly worried about reorgs, and politics in the organization that they neglect to invest in new hires and younger staff members. My experience has left me with a poor view of WVI communications and marketing. Unfortunately, not every team values talent, skills, and passion. However, there are other intern managers that truly care about the professional development of their interns-- they are fantastic!

    Advice to Management

    To those of you who are not, Invest in interns!


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    "Great organization"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Empathy, Christian values, fair salary, clear policies and procedures

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic but that to be expected for a very large organization

    World Vision International Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Employment Branding

    Wow! Thank you for your 5+ years of dedication here at WVI, we appreciate your positive review and seek to continually improve the inner workings of our organization.


  6. "Monrovia Location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Lots of opportunities to connect with people from other departments
    Solid work/life balance
    Colleagues open to meet for informational meetings

    Cons

    Dated building and space issues for staff
    For folks who don't thrive in a traditional "corporate" environment, this might not be the best fit

    Advice to Management

    I was thankful for the "open door" policy between supervisor and staff; it made it easy to ask questions and learn how to best perform in my role

    World Vision International Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Employment Branding

    Wow! Thank you for your 5+ years of dedication here at World Vision International, we appreciate your positive review and seek to continually improve the inner workings of our organization.


  7. "Vast opportunity for professional development"

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

    Pros

    People who want to help you grow

    Cons

    Nothing to mention in particular


  8. "Great organization and culture"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Sun City, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Sun City, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization to work for, good and talented individuals, challenging contexts, well developed systems. Mission driven, good stewardship of resources, and dedicated to the solving real world problems.

    Cons

    Complex to navigate, funding fluctuation can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue nimbleness.


  9. "World Vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Vision International full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, working environment, and benefits

    Cons

    Many inefficiencies still being worked through


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Well meaning but inefficient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Quality staff, great mission. International perspective. Solid financials, though continued revenue growth is less certain. Good staff camaraderie within individual office locations. Good intentions around performance based management.

    Cons

    Silos everywhere - between departments, offices, geographical locations. Lots of talk around collaboration and cooperation, but natural tendencies to build departmental turf overrides the talk.

    Advice to Management

    Develop accountability at management level for breaking down silos, reducing "not invented here" attitudes, creating integrated guidelines for how policies are implemented across departments. Too much variability currently exist.


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    "Massive lay-offs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision International full-time

    Pros

    Work colleagues are best reason to work for World Vision. Great mission and does makes a difference in most communities.

    Cons

    Massive lay-offs for the last year or so. Unstable future since they are hemorrhaging money. World Vision keeps management staff that belittle and degrade their reporting staff even when there are solid complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO's and get another person with a real vision for a large INGO.



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