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World Vision USA Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2020

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4.0
83%
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90%
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World Vision USA President Edgar Sandoval
Edgar Sandoval
13 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. "Great Cause, Bad Internal Practices"

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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

    World Vision USA2020-01-21
  2. "Love this company!"

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    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.

    World Vision USA2019-12-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Mission, Poor Everything Else"

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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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    Advice to Management

    Fight for your team. Be a manager by lifting them up, not yourself. Humble yourself, follow through with your word and do not let your ego take over.

    World Vision USA2019-12-31
  4. "Help sponsor children"

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    Former Employee - Door to Door Sales Representative 

    I worked at World Vision USA full-time

    Pros

    I sponsored 2 children

    Cons

    I was not aware of how children could be taken out of the system

    World Vision USA2019-10-31
  5. "I went to work every day knowing it would be a good day and had a fulfilling purpose."

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be encouragers, however also don’t neglect work performance expectations.

    World Vision USA2019-09-25
  6. "Great place for a career"

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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.

    World Vision USA2019-09-23
  7. "If you want career growth and work challenge, not the position for you."

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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.

    World Vision USA2019-09-24
  8. "Great experience working with an amazing team."

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision USA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture and great flexibility

    Cons

    Teams work in bubbles. Little room for innovation or professional advancement/growth

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more internal growth

    World Vision USA2019-09-08
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with opportunity for growth, good cause, work with wonderful people, can transfer to different departments and learn new skills. I've always had excellent leaders at World Vision.

    Cons

    World Vision can be bureaucratic, change is slow and you have to be intentional about networking if you want new opportunities. If you are an innovative person the bureaucratic culture will be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for innovation and to not have to go through so many channels to test new ideas. Seattle traffic is terrible and getting worse. With the internet and performance metrics employees should be offered the opportunity to work from home at least part time. Things should not always be done the way they always have been done. World Vision needs to be more adaptable.

    World Vision USA2019-07-24
  10. "Field first, staff last"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission focused org filled with passionate people

    Cons

    Staff care and appreciation are limited, leadership is overbearing and too much in the weeds

    World Vision USA2019-08-07
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