World Vision USA Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 269 of over 311 reviews

3.9
86%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
World Vision USA President Edgar Sandoval
Edgar Sandoval
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Teamwork and support, work life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Flexible, Friendly, Great Mission, Helping others(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Corporate culture is a little strange within such a mission-focused non-profit(in 19 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)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      Oct 27, 2017 - Finance Officer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good experience working at WV for more than 5 years

      Cons

      WV is very good

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Help sponsor children

      Oct 31, 2019 - Door to Door Sales Representative 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I sponsored 2 children

      Cons

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

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Program Manager experience

      Sep 6, 2021 - Program Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of flexibility but largely depends on your team

      Cons

      Work-life balance can sometimes falter

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work life balance

      Sep 9, 2021 - Web Developer in Federal Way, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Work life balance. Friendly coworkers.

      Cons

      Pay isn’t great, lots of meetings that yield little results.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast paced environment

      Aug 4, 2021 - Portfolio Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      First paced work environment where ideas are challenged, debated and refined. Highly qualified and experienced staff too

      Cons

      Some times the first paced environment can be too competitive and difficult for slow thinkers

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard to get good work done

      Aug 14, 2021 - Partner Relationship Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      immediate team was wonderful and the work that the org does is fantastic.

      Cons

      bureaucracy makes it nearly impossible to get the good work done.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Values driven and good work life balance

      Cons

      salary, benefits, 401k, limited remote work ability

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great working environment

      Jul 6, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Support, Values, Inspriation, Culture, Drive

      Cons

      OR, Limitations from the OR that lead to employment prospects

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Amazing Field Work, Poor Leadership

      Jun 27, 2021 - Marketing Director in Federal Way, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The transformational work in the field is stellar! The field staff are all so inspirational. It makes the day to day internal difficulties in the US office much easier to overlook for a time. Our field work is the only reason I gave a 3 star rating. Otherwise it would have been lower.

      Cons

      Current leadership in the US does not listen to their SMEs. Rather, they decide what course of action to take even with no input from those most familiar with the front line work. I don’t know if it’s arrogance or fear, but it makes for a very frustrating working environment and requires duplication of efforts in order to finally get the results required. The management style of the CEO has instilled a sense of fear in those who work most closely with him. The standards that most of the org is held to in regards to dollars spent for fundraising opportunities do not apply to senior leadership. That fact, in conjunction with their refusal to listen to their SMEs, has lead to multiple instances of gross overspending for pet projects that they have been advised against pursuing. There is a lack of accountability at the highest levels of the org, with middle management forced to compensate for the lack of decision making and performance issues in areas of senior leadership. Solicited feedback in the form of annual surveys falls on deaf ears, with key challenges around agility, broken processes and trust in senior leadership not addressed in any significant way, year after year. It is unfortunate because at one time this org was an amazing place to work. Sadly that is no longer the case.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work!

      Jun 7, 2021 - Senior Program Fundraising Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent pay, community and flexible schedule

      Cons

      It's a ministry, so work can creep into the weekend or evenings...

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 269 Reviews

    Work at World Vision USA? Share Your Experiences

    World Vision USA logo
    or