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World Vision Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work culture, good work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment for all staff (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is getting worse (in 9 reviews)

  • Bias against hiring from within the Non-profit sector for many positions as for-profit experience deemed preferable (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "World Vision US"

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

    I have been working at World Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues in the International Programs Department and in our National Offices. The level of passion and commitment is inspiring.

    Cons

    As the World Vision US headquarters office is a Support Office, the majority of its functions surround fundraising and marketing. If your primary interest is programming, it may be beneficial to be located in WVUS' Washington DC office rather than US headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    The current atmosphere of divisional reorganizations has led to lowered morale in several departments. Consider limited reorganizations with clearer communication plans.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at World Vision full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great mission, top talent

    Cons

    Still maturing as an organization

  3. "Come for the mission"

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

    I have been working at World Vision full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring mission. Great work-life balance. Opportunities to travel internationally for some positions. Open to process improvement. Management and executives are approachable and open to input. Organization challenges itself to do better and not accept the status quo.

    Cons

    Career growth must be driven by the individual. Bias against hiring from within the Non-profit sector for many positions as for-profit experience deemed preferable.


  4. "Managed a portfolio of overseas programs from the HQ finance perspective"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Supportive and encouraging office culture
    Place where faith and work can be integrated
    Interesting and meaningful work
    Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Not always clear career path or next steps
    Hours can be long depending on position
    Have been numerous restructurings in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Miss use of funds and bloated top high paid executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slow work pace for good work, life balance.

    Cons

    Miss use of funds, for years in advertisement that returns no impact to fundraising. Top management more concerned with power play than organizing work to meet immediate goals. They are more interested in the math game of 5-year plan, yet there is no way of meeting current year plan...

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of where to focus. 5-year is good, but must be focused on reality instead of numbers game.


  6. "collaborative environment"

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

    I worked at World Vision full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative and innovative place. Can move fast on ideas. Employees share a passion - a very great passion - for the mission. The respect that World Vision shows its program beneficiaries, donors and employees is impressive. World Vision's love and respect for children permeates throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Sometimes people and teams hold grudges for a good while; it can be hard to navigate that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring innovation in a changing fundraising climate.


  7. "International Programs"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs, unclear paths for professional growth

  8. "Experienced Donor and Administrative services"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Christian organization that's stands for its belief to feed, educate, and create self sustaining communities. People are loving and caring.

    Cons

    It takes along time to move about with in the organization. A person can move quickly through connections and being part of a clique.


  9. "Education Coodinator"

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    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission in the org and best practices

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and disparity in team salaries


  10. "Good & Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation as an organization, well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no room for personal career growth in terms of salaries or promotions. Staff overloaded with work and no reward for taking on copious amounts of work.


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