World Vision USA Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.9
84%
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91%
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World Vision USA President Edgar Sandoval
Edgar Sandoval
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "gt; Family-friendly policies and empathetic managers support work-life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great mission and leadership that really believe in the mission(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bias against hiring from within the Non-profit sector for many positions as for-profit experience deemed preferable(in 15 reviews)

  • "If the decision to be made is the right thing to do but could result in the loss of donors, the donor wins every time(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Love this company!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture and breadth of work

    Cons

    Not many, very strict with brand guidelines.

  2. "Incredible Organization"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Partnership Manager in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible team and leadership; A privilege to be a part of work that changes lives daily.

    Cons

    As with all organizations that are large, often the process is slower than desired.

  3. "Good international environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at World Vision USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cross cultural experiencia and social mission

    Cons

    Lack of direction at some of the units, slow processes and old systems

  4. "Incredibly Org with lots of slow processes"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retention Product Leader in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible organization that pours into their employees spiritual work and does meaningful, life changing work.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic process that lead to slow progress.

  5. "Amazing people doing important work - yet lack of job security and transparency from the top."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Genuinely kind & gracious people who care about the mission. - Large, name brand charity working to alleviate poverty. - Important work making a true impact in the world.

    Cons

    - Organizationally a mess, re-orgs every year, your job will be eliminated at some point. In my situation, me and my colleague were let go and our position was combined into one. We then had to each compete against each other to get the new role. - Lack of training for people managers making them subpar at their job. - Lots of waste of time, money, energy, people and resources.

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  6. "Great Cause, Bad Internal Practices"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The cause is great, most models used are effective.

    Cons

    Policies are discriminatory; money is king and all will be done for raising funds; old school way of thinking; organization as a whole is too conservative

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    "Great Mission, Poor Everything Else"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Because of their work across the industry with companies both religious and non, they've been able to make a true impact in countries. The financials are respectable. Having a workplace where your faith life is encouraged is fantastic. Travel opportunities are higher than other companies. They are surprisingly flexible with work/life balance which is great for parents.

    Cons

    If you have ever worked at a Church it is exactly like this. Behind the scenes is a mess. You have outdated practices, sexism is quite rampant across the executive leadership level, very inauthentic. The pattern is to come up with a new hot marketing initiative every year if numbers are down instead of making sure their foundational core marketing is great; many have voiced this, management was dismissive. The teams are extremely cliquey which was surprising. The turnover rate is very high especially for people who come from outside the company. Many long timers have never worked outside of World Vision before. Business practices are not strong. The loudest voice in the room gets their way. It's just rough all around.

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  8. "I went to work every day knowing it would be a good day and had a fulfilling purpose."

    5.0
     
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision USA

    Pros

    Wonderful managers, passionate team members, great leadership.

    Cons

    Some employees took advantage of the compassion of leadership in abuse of sick time.

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  9. "Great place for a career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Philanthropy Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission and leadership that really believe in the mission. Large organization with a diverse array of job fields. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Well known organization attracts top talent nationally which makes for strong competition for executive roles.

  10. "If you want career growth and work challenge, not the position for you."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Compliance Administrator in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are generally nice. I've met some amazing people that have rebuilt my trust in Christian friendships.

    Cons

    Top down management. Very little challenging work. Expect to be in a secretarial and mainly administrative role.

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