Planned Parenthood

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8 people found this helpful  

It's a good starting point...

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Current Employee - Clinician
Current Employee - Clinician

I have been working at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There is a well-defined scope of practice dictated by written protocols.
Good pay/benefits.
Fairly good orientation for new medical staff.

Cons

The management is HORRIBLE!!!!!
Clinic managers are hardly ever in their office. It is not helpful for managers to be working from home or at off-site business meetings all the time. They should be working on the floor, managing.

No one cares about your outside life. They will over-schedule as many patients as they need to get their numbers for the week. They don't care if you stay late 1-2 hours every day, or get screamed at because patients are waiting for 3-4 hours out front. You get questioned for staying late to see all the patients and finish your work, but if you don't stay until every single patient is seen then you get yelled at.

Your opinion doesn't matter. You get the impression it might when you have long business meetings and management appears to be taking notes on your suggestions, but nothing ever changes. They do not come up with logical solutions to problems. And if you suggest one, they will come up with a different one just so they can use their own ideas.

They waste so much money on administrative traveling, director lunches, unnecessary commuting, yet they're quick to fire employees to make budget cuts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are killing the very planned parenthood mission you pretend to stand for.
All employees should be treated with respect. If you rewarded your good employees you wouldn't have such high turnover.
It's sad they will never get it!!! And the patients and hard-working employees are the ones at suffer.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Loved everyone. Everyone is very open minded and supportive.

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    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Planned Parenthood as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people, great enviroment, great office

    Cons

    wasnt a full-time job so it wasnt very convinient for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, but large need for organizational overhaul...top to bottom and side to side

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Planned Parenthood full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hi energy coming out of certain areas
    Never boring due to constant fire drills and changing priorities
    Addictive culture for those that are natural workaholics
    Lots of very nice, super intelligent people with good intentions (mostly)

    Cons

    What starts at the top - trickles down. Starting with the Executive Team - there is no genuine consensus or alignment between leadership and their respective areas, which results in such waste of time, money, energy and underutilized resources. The problem seems to be recognized, but no real effort is ever put towards doing anything about it.

    Politics and agenda setting are overwhelming, favoritism runs rampant, financial accountability is completely absent and totally unenforced, and there are turf wars going on amongst the senior levels that the folks who actually do the work have to pay the price for. As result - there's morale issues and constant turnover at the true work levels. The culture feels like being back in High School at times, with all of the gossipy back-stabbing and undermining of work that goes on.

    Good intentions (which are entirely legit) do not make up for a lack of pure functional expertise. Passion does not excuse a complete void of business intelligence when you're wasting precious budget dollars that were sourced from charitable giving - that could be used to support the services at the health centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall to management - Recognize the need to step aside if you don't have the ability to make decisions based on having the right type of management experience.

    From the top down - clean house and reset the stage. Cecile is an awesome CEO in the very classic sense. She is focused on being the face of the org from a press standpoint, and is VERY good at it! However she should hire someone to focus on improving the actual business profitability of the organization, knows how to efficiently set priorities and plans, and has a vision for how to bring things into the 21st century.

    Cut down on the number of "assistants" being constantly hired, do your own admin work, and instead try hiring SME across vital areas. Empower staff versus always micro-managing the details, who end up being reduced down to order takers.

    Do not rank personal ego above the actual dedication to mission on a daily basis. Treat others as you would want to be treated yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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