World Vision Canada Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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3.2
53%
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World Vision Canada  Président Michael Messenger  (no image)
Michael Messenger
28 Ratings
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  • "Not a lot of room for vertical growth if you're not super Christian(in 6 reviews)

  • "Donation revenue decline impacting job security(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I have been working at World Vision Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -A good place to work with

    Cons

    -3-11 shift and Saturday shift

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very rewarding to be able to practice your profession and use your education and skills to make an impact for children."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well intentioned people and riveting mission. Been in a management slump but we are getting out of it. Change takes time.

    Cons

    Lower pay and there are no bonuses.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Na"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Christian valued; child focused; good benefits

    Cons

    Cannot describe at the moment

  4. "great cause"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time

    Pros

    great cause, good work life balance

    Cons

    corporate restructuring, downsizing, especially with new upper management

  5. "Marketing Coordinator"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really great place to learn and grow. You will be a leader with great experience

    Cons

    There’s no room for growth.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "World Vision has changed and not for the better"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, sick days and extra paid days

    Cons

    Poor Management. Lack of accountability and trust. Should be honest with staff and value those who work for them. Double standards and politics.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Annual Marketing Realignment"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility - opportunities to pick work hours and work from home depending on the role

    Cons

    Annual Marketing realignment (no job security)

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Vision Canada full-time

    Pros

    WVC is a great place to work!

    Cons

    The work can be intense as the needs we respond to are serious

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good resume job. Take advantage of the learning opportunity and prepare for your next job."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization known world wide for humanitarian work.

    Cons

    Donation revenue decline impacting job security.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Very Mixed Extremes"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Vision Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Good intentions in their work. Most of the employees are quality individuals. The leaders, not so much.

    Cons

    -Chaotic senior leadership. Decisions often made by nepotism and based on ignorance - due to the high turnover rate of managers, directors, and some VPs. Much of the Senior Leadership, has done a great disservice to this once outstanding organization by extremely poor decision making and waste. -Caught up in politically correct agendas in Canada rather than focusing the donor dollars to the field. -The past 5 years, they keep coming up with 'new strategies' and purge mass amounts of employees in one go - at least 3 major purges the past 5 years. -A strong atmosphere of no stability or trust in leadership. Senior leaders often promise one thing and deliver another. -Far too bureaucratic and constantly grinds to a halt within their own bureaucracy. -Huge focus on hiring women leaders to the point there is no parity or balance in genders within leadership (other than the CEO and COO). -Senior Leadership has definitely earned their reputation of having essentially zero trust from the majority of WVC employees. What is said and done are constantly two different things.

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